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Face-ism in 21st Century Visual Culture needs to be Eliminated

We were very sad to hear the news of the death of James Partridge on the 16th August 2020 (https://faceequalityinternational.org/news/james-announcement/). James was an amazing man, a true trail-blazer in his…

On outrage and images of attractive men

Men’s appearance concerns have historically had less attention than women’s beauty. So, it’s a strange thing when representations of attractive men become a source of public outrage. In this blog…

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…

Light except Lupita: The representation of Black women in magazines

I’m a body image researcher and unlike Edith Piaf I have a lot of regrets about it. In my last post, I outlined my regret for my field’s minimization of…

Ask a Psychologist

As I boarded a train last weekend I picked up a couple of discarded celebrity magazines left by previous passengers. As I don’t tend to buy these magazines, I was…