Someone asked me recently about male nudity, and I brought up the subject that, in our culture, we use female nudity to sell everything. We're very comfortable objectifying women. Women go out and they are basically wearing nothing. Their feet and toes are exposed, their legs are exposed,...

Designers are looking at a global market that includes cultures... where male/female garments are fluid." Emerging markets: luxury goes local(FT) "Western consumers might be familiar with the first names in these pairs, but many will probably have never heard of the others. Yet wealthy...

" Do you have any other thoughts or words of wisdom for how to deal with the cultural pressure to be thin, beautiful and well-dressed at all times? It's funny – the fashion magazines never gave me body issues at all. I was more likely to compare myself to my friends or other people around...

Allen Jones is the artist, who wanted to explore the subject of the city, pop culture and the female body in an alternative language to the ones spoken before him. His intention to "shock art" was executed by challenging the conventional approach to what is counted as art and an appropriate...

In the past six months, the pop culture fixation has made herself into a "strategic hot mess", albeit at the bafflement of her audience. Everyday seems like the birth of a new, controversial public appearance/ performance/ music video/ photo shoot that keeps getting wackier. Below are shots...

Our culture validates and exalts female thinness with aggressive, unvarying certainty. While all women's bodies are public territory, open to debate and questions, my body — which, let it be known, is a fat body — is openly reviled, pointed to as a cautionary tale, and associated with...

Clearly, different cultures view fat and thin differently. Has Hong Kong gone too far though? Is it fair to impose your own cultural norms on others – particularly on such a personal, sensitive issue? Have you been told you need to lose weight? How did you react?

" Autumn reacts to Vogue's recent announcement about models, weight, age, and body image saying, "To herald Vogue as a game-changing ambassador of healthy body image is to forget that fashion photography is specifically designed to elicit a response—yearning—within us, and few things in our...

No one is paid less because they are too thin. No one receives subpar medical care because their doctor can't see past their thinness. It's just not happening. The reason I bring this up is because there is no danger that the hyper-thin body is going to be culturally understood as shameful....

 

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