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The pure erotics of Brazilian Waxing

One of the questions I often get asked when I talk about my research is how much longer I think the trend for full pubic hair removal will last. I’m…

Just a phase? Why we should worry about girls’ unhappiness with their appearanc

The Good Childhood Report 2016 highlighted declining levels of girls’ happiness with their appearance in the UK, while boys’ happiness remains stable. There is now a sizeable gender gap in…

Men’s body dissatisfaction is serious: But we shouldn’t blame women for it

(A version of this blog was first published in The Conversation.com under a Creative Commons license.) ‘Body dissatisfaction’ is extensively reported among men and it’s harmful. The research base compellingly shows…

Rebel with a Cause

And would you call that beautiful which wants and does not possess beauty?1 Summer is in full bloom. Our screens are filled with Love Island and the World Cup. Tanned, toned…

Dating apps: A platform for appearance pressures and racism

First published at The Conversation here. As the dating app Tinder turns five, new research shows men who regularly use the app have more body image concerns and lower self-esteem. The research found Tinder…

Whole-body scanning: What are the impacts on body image?

Whole-body scanning has been used by those involved in fashion and clothing design for some time (Istook, 2000; Loker, Ashdown, & Carnrite, 2008), and many large-scale surveys have been conducted…

How breast size dissatisfaction affects breast self-examination

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United Kingdom. In 2015, 45,764 cases of breast cancer in women were registered in England, accounting for nearly 1 in…

“But Mom, I Have to Wear a Skirt to Look Pretty!”: Reflections on the Contradictions of Being a Feminist Mother

I had a down-to-earth feminist professor in college who was childless and when I asked her if she wanted children she replied, “not really, but it would be great to…

Body Image: The third edition

The third edition of Body Image is out this month.  This edition presents updated research literature, and considers what we know about body image in men, women, and children in…

Who is at high risk of body dissatisfaction?

Bullying has been in the news, not least because it was Anti Bullying Week in the UK last week, so it’s a good time to revisit this great post from…