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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Women of Color’

  • Weight, Size and Media Lies: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

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      We’ve all been duped. After years of TV watching, magazine reading, advertising exposure and media dominating our worlds, too many of us have internalized sneaky media lies that normal, average and regular, healthy women all maintain a weight of about 100-125 and wear between a …

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  • Our Issue with Swimsuits (or lack thereof) in Sports Illustrated

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      Every February, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits the mailboxes of 70 million SI subscribers, every newsstand and media outlet, and hundreds of millions will view the thousands of digitally manipulated, nude and near-nude images online.   Since it’s unlikely you will hear any …

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  • How Girls and Women Can Take Back Beauty

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      It takes real-life strategies to recognize harmful ideals about beauty and health and then reject them! Start with this list of totally doable strategies to redefine beauty and health in ways that promote real health, happiness, strength and love for yourself and others. Stop …

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  • Beauty Whitewashed: How White Ideals Exclude Women of Color

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    At Beauty Redefined, we talk a lot about harmful media beauty ideals that become unquestioned norms in our minds. Things like extreme thinness, appearance-focused “fitness,” sex appeal, and photoshopping phoniness are rampant in media and normalized as our cultural ideals. But one of the most oppressive ideals excludes …

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