We all know people who get by on their looks. For women, that has often been the only way to get ahead. But when feminists fought for greater legal and professional rights for women, did they inherit a patriarchal devaluation of feminine beauty and sexual power – and in doing so neutralize a natural advantage? And if they did, should women take back this advantage, and use their looks and sexuality to get ahead?
This is part of the premise …
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As a makeup artist, I get a lot of questions about models from my non-industry friends. And most of these have to do with fashion’s requirement for thin models: Why are models so skinny? Why don’t they use more normal looking models? Why is the fashion beauty ideal super thin anyway?
Now, I’d have to be blind not to notice that models have been getting thinner over the last several years. Some of the younger girls are so insectlike, it’s …
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Also tagged beauty, designer, fashion, globalism, Meli Pennington, model, Puritan, Size zero, skinny, thin, Wealth, youth