Event: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism

Symposium: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism 16th February 2017; 4.00 PM Room A130, City University of London, College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4BP The event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-rethinking-beauty-politics-in-neoliberalism-tickets-31687880303 Questions of beauty and visual appearing have long been central to feminist debate across a wide range of disciplines from art…

The Beauty Myth Twenty Years Later

by Claudia Austin The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf discusses the current form of female repression. After the powers gained by women entering the workforce in the second wave, the beauty myth was rigorously introduced to society through a variety of ways. This new aesthetic-centred suppression once again curtailed the enormous progress made, by subjecting…

On the radical notion that we are our bodies

by Helena Horton 'Trim that tum!' 'Banish those bingo wings!' 'Beat your body into shape!' 'Tone those pins!'- I could find you unlimited phrases from Hello!, Cosmo, Grazia et al that refer to our bodies at 'the other'. And this isn't a weird coincidence, or a strange turn of phrase. The patriarchy, along with its…