Skinny Minnie

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After recently finishing my dissertation on body image and how advertising can affect women’s perception of body image I decided to look into how social media can affect it. Typing the words size zero into tumblr made me die in a little inside admittedly. Myself being 5’3 and a size 8, people often assume I barely eat (this isn’t true at all!). Anyway, recently social media has introduced a ban on such words as ‘pro ana’ and ‘thin spo’. Even though these social media sites have vowed to stop the promotion of ‘thinspo’ no amount of monitoring will completely eliminate social media’s ability to glorify the idea of the ‘thin ideal’.

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Red lips: slutty or sexy?

Red lipstick is like the stiletto heel of the make up. Every woman owns at least one tube of red lipstick in her make up bad. Red lipstick is like glamour in a tube. There’s just something about red lipstick that can make a woman feel sexy and classy at the same time. It has yet to go out of style. Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera are known for their wearing of red lipstick. Women started wearing red lipstick more in the 1920’s with the flapper girls. In the 1930’s and 40’s red lipstick was more associated with the idea of adult sexuality and prostitution. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when the arrival of actresses Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor that red lipstick became sexy again. The one thing that is so appealing about red lipstick is that it so easy to wear and anyone can pull it off. The trick is to know what colours suit your hair and skin colour

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