Submitted by Admin on Mon, 11/13/2006 - 20:13
This site aims to promote feminine beauty. If it had a significant impact, a possible undesirable side effect could be increased discrimination against women that are not feminine and attractive. The webmaster of looksaware.com, a new site aiming to combat discrimination against unattractive individuals, contacted me about issues related to the promotion of feminine beauty, and I agree with him that the discrimination issue needs to be addressed, especially in light of the scope of this feminine beauty site.
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 11/05/2006 - 12:30
Previous entries: Part 1, Part 2. This entry addresses Ana Beatriz Barros, and she is compared to Keeley Hazell.
Submitted by Admin on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 05:08
Part 1 is here. This entry addresses Gisele Bundchen, and she is compared to Veronika from Czech babes (adult site).
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 10/20/2006 - 01:30
Anorexic women will be interested in reading the following paper on some cognitive processes behind the influence of beauty and fashion magazines on driving at-risk women toward anorexia.
Submitted by Admin on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 19:06
The title is taken from a review, by Casper Schoemaker(1), of the gross exaggeration of anorexia statistics by Naomi Wolf in her book, The Beauty Myth. Schoemaker computed a WOLF factor (Wolf’s Overdo and Lie Factor) by dividing a statistic from epidemiological reviews(2, 3) by the corresponding statistic in the 1991 edition of her book, The Beauty Myth. He assigned a value of 1 to the WOLF if he could not find the relevant statistic in epidemiological reviews. If Wolf reported a range such as 5-10%, then the average of the extremes was taken, 7.5% in this case.
Submitted by Admin on Tue, 10/17/2006 - 02:23
The title of this entry stems from a comment elsewhere, which some found laughable, and it needs to be justified. The justification requires that one show that a large number, though not necessarily all, of Victoria’s Secret models have the looks of male-to-female transsexuals or male transvestites. It would also help if one showed that Victoria’s Secret models that do not have a transsexual or transvestite look to them are still not feminine enough for their job.
Submitted by Admin on Thu, 09/28/2006 - 12:17
Michaela (left) has been added here and Keeley here.
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 09/16/2006 - 18:44
Submitted by Admin on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 21:58
On the feminine vs. masculine page, until now I had mostly relied on the skull to describe variation in face shape resulting from masculinization and feminization. I came across a new study that used 3D laser scanning and geometric morphometrics to describe the details of such variation in living people, and I added the finds to said page. I am posting the data here for the readers who typically check the blog for site updates, and will be including additional information that will be of special interest to feminists.
Submitted by Admin on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 15:34