The Double Standards Of Our Society Revealed In 47 Comics


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While many of our societies take pride in the accomplishments made in the field of equal treatment for everybody, there is still a lot of work to be done. And who better can reveal these absurd injustices than the illustrators, who are always on a lookout for those funny and sometimes painfully real contrasts? Continue reading »

With 33 New Looks, Barbie Is Finally Embracing Different Standards Of Beauty

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“Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like her. Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattel, announced Thursday that the doll has three new body types – curvy, tall and petite. Barbie will also now come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. Mattel spokeswoman Michelle Chidoni said the product is evolving to “offer more choices” to make “the line more reflective of the world girls see around them”. Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said Barbie’s changes are a testament to activists who for years have challenged her “unrealistic and harmful body type”. But body type “was only one of the criticisms”, he said. “The other was the brand’s relentless focus on appearance and fashion”. Aside from whether Barbie’s looks will ever measure up to society’s changing expectations, another question worth asking is whether kids still want to play with Barbies. Barbie sales fell 14 percent in the most recently reported quarter, with worldwide sales falling every year since 2012”. – Beth J. Harpaz via The Associated Press. Continue reading »

How Male Beauty Standards Have Changed Over 100 Years

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The creators of the YouTube channel Cut have on more than one occasion focused on the changes which have taken place in women’s fashion in different countries across the course of the past century. Finally, they’ve done the same thing for men: using the example of fashionable American guys, the guys over at Cut have reproduced the dominant style for each decade of the twentieth century one by one. It’s absolutely fascinating to see how much things have changed! Continue reading »