Beauty Standards

This is why Lucy Mountain really, really wants you to delete that retouching app

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Megan Murray
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    Jesy Nelson has an important message for every woman battling self-hatred

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Plus-size model Felicity Hayward on why you should love your stretch marks

“They are your tiger stripes, baby”

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Anna Brech
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Life

Instagram hides like count in groundbreaking self-esteem trial

Platform hopes to "remove the pressure" on young people's posts

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Anna Brech
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Life

The best advice on how to love your body and fight against beauty standards, by Reddit users

Well, we needed to hear that

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Megan Murray
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Beauty

The new beauty rules we should actually follow

There are no do's and don'ts

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Lauren Geall
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This is the empowering reason why Tyra Banks is changing her name

The iconic supermodel is back – but not as we know her

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Fashion

"Tiny" designer sample dresses cause women to starve themselves: Jameela Jamil

The activist and presenter is calling for greater sizing diversity

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Anna Brech
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Life

Society expects women to do EVERYTHING – as this genius Twitter thread shows

Burden of gender expectation laid bare in brilliant viral chat

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Anna Brech
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Beauty

Virgin Atlantic crew no longer have to wear make-up – but it's hardly a victory for feminism

Airline's change in grooming policy prompts questions over gender discrimination

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Anna Brech
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People

Jodie Whittaker was once told to get fillers

“I wouldn't change my forehead for the world,” she said

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Emily Baker
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Life

“Empowering? The #10yearchallenge is fuelling our obsession with beauty ideals“

It sends out the wrong message in a surface-level world

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Anna Brech
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People

Airbrushing is a crime against women and should be banned, says Jameela Jamil

Actor says practice is anti-feminist and fat-phobic

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Anna Brech
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Anna Brech
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Why Carey Mulligan said no to Botox (aged just 23)

The actor faced off against Hollywood ideals

Beauty

“Why MAC’s recent Instagram post is a triumph for hairy women like me”

The refreshing post challenges the warped perception of beauty we usually see on social media.

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Hanna Ibraheem
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People

Jameela Jamil says she’s been airbrushed to “look white” on magazine covers

"People change my nose to make it look like a little Caucasian nose"

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Megan Murray
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Beauty

“These big-nosed women helped me love the way I look”

"There is a huge power in seeing larger-nosed women say they think they’re beautiful just the way they are."

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Radhika Sanghani
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Beauty

How beauty products help women in prison retain their identities

For female inmates in the UK, having access to make-up can be life-changing. Stylist investigates…

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Sophie Goddard
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Life

This incredible short film explores how the ‘ideal body’ has changed over time

In Anna Ginsburg’s animation, fertility goddesses morph into Nineties supermodels.

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Beauty

Alicia Keys speaks out about impossible beauty standards

“It’s sad that girls can’t be themselves”

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Harriet Hall
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Anna Pollitt
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Miss Iceland quits beauty pageant after being ‘told she's too fat’

“I am a very strong woman, but sometimes my strength isn't enough”

Beauty

“Azealia Banks is wrong, skin bleaching is steeped in racism”

"This is not body modification." By Kuba Shand-Baptiste

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