beauty myth

  • Feminism

    A Window Into Lookism & Why Your View Matters

    TW for Body Image Issues When you change your clothes, take a shower, or otherwise do things in the nude in a private space, and that space has a publicly-facing window (i.e. a hole in your wall where the only thing separating your bare flesh from the outside world is clear glass), do you close the blinds or draw the…

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    Thanks for the Feminism, Nice Guys!

    I grew up in the girl power 90s; my motto was “Anything you can do, I can do better.” I thought the need for feminism was over. Of my nearly two dozen first cousins, the boys were closest to me in age. As the girls were teenagers too cool to willingly deal with a grubby-fingered tomboy, I spent most of…

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    Growing Up Online: Why & How I Care About the Comments

    This post contains graphic discussions of bodies and pornography. TW for body image issues. I can’t pretend that some of my reasons for engaging in the comment sections aren’t personal. I first hopped online when I was just over a decade old. As I had been socialized almost exclusively among other Muslims, the Internet was my chance to interact with people…

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