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How brows became the beauty obsession of the decade | Fashion | The Guardian
In 2005, Ariel Levy wrote in Female Chauvinist Pigs about teenage girls’ dressing and grooming not as a hobby but “as a kind of Sisyphean duty” to engage – and keep – the attention of men. More than a decade later, with the advent of social media in the mix, the perceived necessary grooming levels have increased. Treatwell’s Hambleton admits: “There’s an increasing pressure on women and men to look groomed at all times.” Contouring – a makeup technique first practised by drag artists to feminise features using shadow and concealer – is now standard for twentysomethings who grew up watching reality TV stars on Towie and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and consuming a constant stream of Glam Squad-created “selfies” on Instagram. Are brows part of a cartoon-like femininity designed for a phone screen rather than IRL?
july 2017 by kme
Bell Hooks - Timeline Photos | Facebook
'No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.'

Bell Hooks
women  image  beauty  race 
may 2014 by kme
Google Beauty — The Message — Medium
But when I search for the word “beauty” in Google images, I don’t see waterfalls or anyone who looks like Kerry Washington. The result is a sea of models with vague inoffensive features, skinny, cisgender, and white white white white.
google  imagesearch  algorithmiclogic  beauty  femininity  ws 
may 2014 by kme

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