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Sweatshops and Shame

With claims that the recent rise in coronavirus cases in Leicester was partly due to ‘sweatshop’ working conditions in some textile factories, we revisit Maeve McKeown’s post from 2017 on this…

Body Negativity: What’s wrong with Body Positivity?

Body positive campaigns have their hearts in the right place. Their messages are good and – you guessed it – positive: Be resilient. Be confident. Love your body. You are…

Are beauty ideals so dominant and demanding that we feel a duty to be beautiful?

“The beauty ideal is not an evil taskmaster, but it is an ethical ideal and powerful and only when we recognise it can we begin to address it. What we…

“You might not notice it … but I do”: Shame and Cosmetic Surgery

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Care and the Posthuman is an interdisciplinary research project that explores practices of bodily augmentation, from caring robots to prosthetic limbs, across the fields of English,…

Be Ashamed of Body Shaming

Feeling ashamed of how we look has become normal. Hardly any of us think we make the beauty grade. We might even think there is something odd with someone who…