Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us? – Glad You Asked S1

The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social media. In recent years, research shows that more and more women are saying that they feel beautiful. But at the same time, the vast majority of women say they feel pressure to be beautiful. Glad You Asked hosts Cleo Abram and Joss Fong explore the benefits and costs of today’s beauty culture.

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Fifty Years Ago, Protesters Took on the Miss America Pageant and Electrified the Feminist Movement

The Digital Beauty Counter: How Beauty Marketers can Connect to Consumers Through Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram Video

Beauty Shop Politics, by Tiffany Gill

Beauty Sick, by Renee Engeln

Beauty in a World of Flux

Unsupervised Discovery of Gendered Language through Latent-Variable Modeling

Honesty tops list of traits that people say society values most in men; physical attractiveness top trait for women

The State of Gender Equality for U.S. Adolescents

2018 Cosmetic Surgery Gender Distribution

2017 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics

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Nicole Nicky

Hi im nicole aka nicky. Im the senior editor for the rich money models empire. I am in charge of a team of 8 writers.

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