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“I can’t believe you don’t have a thigh gap”: #everydaylookism and why we should be ashamed to body shame.

Fat shaming is the most prevalent type of body shaming – so common that some argue it’s OK, ‘it’s for your own good’, or suggest that it should make a…

Making an Appearance: Beauty Demands and Performance Work

Trigger warning: this post discusses issue related to body-image and includes references to disordered eating.Earlier this year, Game of Thrones and Bodyguard actor, Richard Madden, criticised the “unrealistic” appearance demands facing performers.…

“Ew, your legs are so hairy”: #everydaylookism and the normalisation of the hairless body

The changing norms of body hair removal are dramatic and illustrative. I have written previously about the rise in body hair removal as the ‘canary in the mine’. We now…