I will be giving a talk at Princeton Theological Seminary
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This is my latest post for Feminist Studies in Religion.
Fashion magazines annoy me when they try to tell us who is beautiful and who is not. The advertisements, glamorous fashion runway shots, and girls featured on the cover of fashion magazine all try to convey the standards of beauty that their customers need to follow. Some of these standards are Western, unattainable by the majority of young girls and women, and biased toward pale skin and a thin shape. They support the Euroamerican male appetite for feminine beauty, created in Paris, Rome, London, and New York City. These standards have led to numerous health problems for women such as anorexia, bulimia, plastic surgery mishaps, malnutrition, and feelings of inadequacy. Continue reading