Originally posted from http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/global-beauty-standards?bffb Ashley PerezBuzzFeed Staff Original, unaltered photograph of artist. Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. “Make me beautiful,” she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures. … Continue reading Global Beauty Standards?
The Beginning My dear friend found a book called Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. When I asked her to describe it, she explained that doing so would be a bit difficult. A whole lot happens, including codes, spies, intrigue, friendship, strong female characters, and so on. The setting is World War II. I'm a little obsessed … Continue reading Code Name Verity
A Tale of Two Debates Last week, social media exploded after the Miss America Pageant. Users complained either how terrible feminists were or how terrible Miss America’s answer was. But what was actually said? Miss Nevada was asked the following question: Recently Time Magazine said 19% of U.S. undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault in college. Why has such … Continue reading “What’s Missing in Miss America’s Response”