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Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Originally posted at Mad Art Lab I want to thank every single person who contributed even a single selfie. You are all amazing. You are all beautiful. And it is your faces that helped me keep going. I love and respect all of you. I know it was hard. I bow down to you. Monday was the end of Operation Flawless, a social media campaign encouraging women to reject conventional beauty standards and pos... »

Operation Flawless: Selfies against Big Beauty

Operation Flawless: Selfies against Big Beauty

Originally posted at Mad Art Lab In case you’ve forgotten, a couple of months ago, Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel wrote a ridiculous article declaring selfies to be a “cry for help” and the ultimate anti-feminist act. Our own Surly Amy responded, schooling Ryan on the importance of self-portraits throughout history. Selfies give us the power to control the way the world sees us. We show ourselves at ... »

The Great Face-Paint Debate

The Great Face-Paint Debate

Recently, the Internet (especially its feminist and feminist-flavored corners) has exploded over the topic of makeup. For many, the personal became political and vice versa. The aspect of the debate that seemed to have been missed by many in both the pro- and anti- makeup crowds is the variation in perceived cultural pressure regarding feminine conformity, including makeup. In other words, that so... »

7 Secrets to Scaring Women Into Buying Your Magazine

I had never heard of Shine before commenter Infinite Monkey sent us a fascinating link to it, but apparently it is a collection of all the stupidest bullshit on the Internet that’s targeted at women. I know it’s targeted at women because, for starters, everything is pink. Banners, links, headlines, and the dot over the sultry, curvy “i” in “Shine”: pink. Also, t... »

“Medically” proven?

I get an email every month about new beauty products from a spa I used to visit. I haven’t unsubscribed because it’s always a fun read and sometimes gives me fodder for Skepchick articles. However, today’s email is out of my league. Can someone please enlighten me about what this might mean? The good news is that there is really effective, medically (not just the clinical trials ... »