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  • Invisible Women Over 40: Anti-Aging and Symbolic Annihilation

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      If you lived on another planet and everything you knew about humans came from mainstream media, you’d be absolutely shocked to find out a couple of facts: 1) Female humans do not die or crawl into caves to disappear at age 40 while male humans …

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  • Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds

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      Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but we can’t just toss it aside as a non-issue everyone already knows about. Whether or not a …

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  • Where Do You Draw the Line? In Beauty, What Enhances and What Oppresses?

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      One of the most important and popular issues Lexie and I write and speak about is the idea of “physically Photoshopping ourselves out of reality” by changing our appearances to fit profit-driven beauty ideals. Because of this unique aspect of our work, we get …

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  • Physically Photoshopping Ourselves Out of Reality

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      When the digital world of female faces and bodies looks nothing like the natural world, is it any wonder that women have turned to physical alteration to meet the unreal standards? The possibility of achieving unnatural ideals through enhancements, procedures and products is a game-changer …

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  • Curvy is the New Skinny, Thanks to Photoshop Phoniness

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    The latest trend in image alteration might surprise a few people who are familiar with the power and pervasiveness of the thin ideal. Known as “reverse retouching,” this new trend has editors now adding curves and inches in specific areas of women’s bodies to create …

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  • Get Injections or Get Lost: Media’s Options for Women of a Certain Age

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      If you lived in a high-tech cave and everything you knew about humans came from mainstream media, you’d be shocked to find out a couple facts: 1) Female humans do not die or crawl into their own caves to disappear at age 40. 2) …

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    Photoshop Phoniness: Hall of Shame

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      Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but do we really understand how serious this issue is? Like exactly HOW MUCH these photos are manipulated …

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