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Beauty myth series: ladies, stop wearing spanx

Having to wear anything that doesn’t fit comfortably sucks. It sucks more to have to contort your body and in some cases physically damage yourself to look more svelte than you are. 23 more words

Comics

The Anti Pornography Manifesto

1. We recognise that pornography is an affront to women’s rights on both a material and abstract level.
2. We aim to educate readers about the harms of pornography and unite against the infiltration of pornography into popular culture and our private lives. 71 more words

Women's Liberation

wedding why's and why not's

My brother is getting married on the 27th. He and his wife are having a church wedding, 15 years after they were civilly wed. As expected, the whole family is excited, both with the wedding’s religious significance and of course, with getting all glammed up for a formal event. 242 more words

Beauty Myth

How are the concepts of beauty and sexuality important in mythology?

Beauty and sexuality are two traits designated to women in mythology as a way of increasing or decreasing their power and position, especially in relation to the male mythological characters around them. 977 more words

Analysis

"Diet" Is A Four Letter Word

Well, I mean, obviously.

But in this case I mean in the pejorative sense.

Diets are means by which dieters are deliberately set up to fail while others profit from their failures.  800 more words

Mirror Image: Guest Post by Anne Pratt

Do you remember the first time you saw yourself in a mirror? Highly unlikely. You probably can’t remember the first time you saw a photograph of yourself either. 1,069 more words

Reflections From A Cancer Clinic Waiting Room

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
~ H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

A small family cluster of us sat endlessly in the waiting room of a cancer clinic yesterday.

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