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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…

Sporting heroes and Tarzans

Johnny Weissmuller was famous, both as an Olympic swimmer and as Tarzan.  He won five Olympic gold medals in swimming between 1924 and 1928, and played Tarzan in twelve films…

Shoe Stories

In Footnotes on Shoes, an interdisciplinary group of writers reflects on the cultural meanings of shoes and, in particular, women’s fascination with shoes – something which it seems has existed…

(De)Constructing Body Positivity on Twitter – By Emilie Lawrence

Our Beauty Demands blog is 5 years old this year! We have had many brilliant posts over those years, so we’re going to revisit some of these, starting with the…