Posts tagged "beauty standards"

Court Rules ‘Borgata Babes’ In Atlantic City Allowed To Fire Waitresses If They Gain Weight

Atlantic City casino ‘Borgata Babes’ was embroiled in a lawsuit over firing waitresses who had not met their standards after employment.
The New Jersey appeals court says the Borgata casino’s…

Katrin Higher | September 20, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Nicki Minaj’s Point About European Beauty Standards And Misogynoir Is Not “Redundant”

Ed Sheeran, please STFU and have a seat next to Taylor Swift.

Tiffanie Drayton | July 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Caitlyn Jenner Can Present However She Wants To

Why are cis women blaming Caitlyn Jenner for beauty standards?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 2, 2015 - 11:30 am

Babies Should Hate Their Thighs, That’s Normal, LMAO (Not)

Oh, the scent of dumb bullshit in the morning. Today, it’s this adorable onesie from Wrybaby that reads “I hate my thighs” and is presumably targeted at baby girls. Because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today’s (impossible) beauty standards may…

Claire Hannum | January 29, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Here’s Everything On Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Ad That Was Photoshopped

Well, it turns out that Justin Bieber’s pubes weren’t the only thing Photoshopped in his Calvin Klein ads. An unretouched photo acquired by (good luck clicking the link, the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 9, 2015 - 11:30 am

How To Make Yourself Look Fabulously Ugly With Makeup Apps

Over the summer, I joined a group on Facebook for makeup tips, and one of the geniuses there alerted the group to the existence of makeup apps, specifically ModiFace and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

My Anaconda Don’t Give A %$#& What You Think About Nicki Minaj’s Butt Implants (Or Plastic Surgery In General)

All four of the women in my immediate family have had plastic surgery. One of us had a breast augmentation, one of us had a breast reduction. Two of us…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

8 Ways I’ve Been Made To Feel About My Asian Eyes

1. I’m 15 and for the first time in my life, a teacher calls me out on sleeping in class when I’ve been awake the whole time. I’m surprised it hasn’t…

Robin Yang | August 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Ciara’s “Inelegant” New Hairstyle And The Politics Of Black Hair

Saturday evening on her Instagram profile, R&B singer Ciara debuted a new hairstyle: waist-skimming loc extensions. The style, a temporary version of the loc-ed hair many Black people of all…

Hannah Giorgis | July 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

To Learn More About Cultural Beauty Standards, This Woman Asked Artists From 25 Different Countries To Photoshop Her Face

When American journalist Esther Honig sent her un-retouched photo to over 40 Photoshop artists around the world, she received a vastly different virtual makeover from each. “With a cost ranging…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 4:00 pm

American Apparel’s Latest Lingerie Model Is A Gorgeous, Grey-Haired 62-Year-Old

American Apparel’s latest lingerie model is gorgeous, standing at six-feet tall with long hair and beautiful full lips.

She is also 62.

Jacky O’Shaughnessey is modeling

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Soapbox: On “Pretty Hurts” & Beyonce’s Critique Of Airbrushed Beauty Culture

Three or so days in, I’ve listened to Beyonce’s new, self-titled record straight through at least a dozen times. I say with all seriousness that I believe it is her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Brilliant Photoshop Project Shows That “Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep”

Art student Anna Hill, 24, has been using Photoshop for over a decade and knows exactly how much magazine images are digitally altered to achieve that “better than perfect” look.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 13, 2013 - 11:30 am

EBONY Declares Today #NationalAfroDay In Honor Of Vanessa Van Dyke

Earlier this week, we fell in love with 12-year-old badass Vanessa Van Dyke (and her supportive momma!) for not letting her private school enforce racist beauty standards on her hair.

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Florida School Threatens To Expel Black Student Unless She Straightens Or Cuts Her Hair

Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, has forced 12-year-old Vanessa Van Dyke, a Black student who rocks a mane of natural hair, to either straighten her hair or cut it…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 12:10 pm

“Feminist” Ex-Politician Louise Mensch Now Runs Fashion Site “Unfashionista” With Tips On “Man-Pleasing”

Once upon a time, a woman named Louise Mensch was an MP for Britain’s Tory political party. Last summer, Mensch suddenly resigned [last item], saying she could not juggle her young…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2013 - 11:40 am

True Story: My Boss Told Me My Hair And Makeup Were Holding Me Back

There are these women, in Tory Burch flats, with their hair styled, their button-downs starched, and the vents in the backs of their knee-length pencil skirts never rumpled or creased.

Rebecca Jane Stokes | October 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm

And You Thought Your Stilettos Were Uncomfortable…

Artist Leanie van der Vyver created these insanely high leather heels, aptly titled “Scary Beautiful,” to draw attention to the strange and intense ways humans alter themselves to achieve “perfection.”…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 9, 2012 - 9:20 am

Meet The Winner Of Israel’s Plus-Size Beauty Pageant

This beautiful woman is 22-year-old Vered Fisher, a member of the intelligence unit of the Israeli army who was crowned “Miss Large” after beating out 15 other contestants in a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm