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By now you’ve probably heard, read about, or experienced the odd Facebook meme of women posting their bra color as their status, supposedly in order to raise awareness of/for breast cancer.  Mashable’s brief article about the phenomenon was picked up by The Huffington Post, but I can’t find any other media coverage.  Moreover, no one seems to know who is responsible for starting this meme.  That’s probably for the best because the whole idea makes very little sense.  Here’s why: (more…)

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By now, you’ve probably all seen this image of model Fillipa Hamilton:

Other bloggers and journalists have pointed out the unrealistic proportions of this woman (her jawline is wider than her waistline), and Ralph Lauren has admitted that their manipulation of the image went a bit too far.  The model, Filippa Hamilton, claims that she was fired for being overweight.  I don’t want to engage in the debate over whether she was, indeed, fired for being overweight.  Nor do I want to criticize this image even further.  Instead, I’d like to consider the possible consequences of the proliferation of intentionally-altered images like this and to ask you all to weigh in (no pun intended). (more…)

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Apparently, women aren’t very happy. “Each year since 1972, the United States General Social Survey has asked men and women: ‘How happy are you, on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being very happy, and 1 being not too happy?'” And since 1972, women’s happiness has dropped steadily. And this isn’t just the finding of one study; six separate studies have come to the same result, across decades, ages, and countries. According to the Huffington Post article “Wherever researchers have been able to collect reliable data on happiness, the finding is always the same: greater educational, political, and employment opportunities have corresponded to decreases in life happiness for women, as compared to men.”

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