body confidence is a con

Body confidence is a con

Every time you post an “empowering” selfie you reinforce the message that your value lies in the way your body looks. There is a celebrity who likes to post selfies. You might say she’s known for it. Many of them are semi-naked. More recently she posted an entirely naked one. I’m not going to include…

Make up-free? Not for me.

It doubtless won’t have escaped your notice that this week the latest Facebook trend is make-up free selfies. You probably know why as well: it’s a viral campaign for Cancer Research. Post a selfie, make a donation. Everyone’s doing it. Well, not everyone. Just women. A few men have come up with an alternative, posting…

Warning, ladies: Rain can make you fat!

This afternoon I received this press release. I particularly enjoy the way the bit about the bikini body is in bold. Are you taking the bikini body countdown seriously, ladies, ARE YOU? Don’t Let the Washout Ruin Your Waistline This less than fabulous May weather has left us all with an unusual dilemma: with just…