December 2008 -
Self, Body Image and Wealth Obsession
- I heard 'Fear' by Lily Allen yesterday and it struck a cord with me. It says a lot about our societies self, body image and wealth obsession. It's a thought provoking way to end this years articles. Full Article
- October 2008 - Media Manipulation, Distortion and Lies
- The sophisticated media which constitutes modern advertising and PR (magazines, films, television, advertising ) plays a significant role in prescribing what we want (or think we want). Full Article
April 2008 Outlawing "Extreme Thinness"
The French Government are planning to outlaw “extreme thinness”
Western culture is often accused of bombarding and eventually indoctrinating women with unrealistic and dangerous images of beauty. Full Article
March 2008 From Feminist to ‘Ladette”
Not so long ago, the term feminism encompassed the empowering of women; in the home, at work and at play. The very word ‘feminism’ was synonymous with self worth, self respect and self esteem. How times have changed. Full Article
- February 2008 Coleen's Real Women? I don't think
Coleen’s Real Women on ITV2 is an eight-part series in which we will witness Coleen scouring the UK in a bid to find “ordinary girls” to compete with professionals for the prize of being the model behind High Street brands.
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January 2008 The Tragedy of the ‘Yummy Mummy’ Myth
Women are becoming increasingly concerned with the way they look during and after pregnancy. It pains us to think that the most natural, beautiful and life changing experience of womanhood is now reduced to nothing more the mothers external appearance. Full Article