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Tune into Radio Carly: Appearance diversity, The Undateables and online disability hate speech. (Image description: The Sun Facebook page, 5 January 2016.

Tune into Radio Carly: Appearance diversity, The Undateables and online disability hate speech.

Steve and Vicky Carruthers on their wedding day. Text: "I don't care if my child has Crouzon or Downs Syndrome or any syndrome. We want to bring a life into this world and make our child feel happy, not ashamed, about who they are. " The Undateables star who found love is set to start a family despite abuse.) The Undateables started on Channel 4 in the UK this week. Les limites du « body positive  Stop telling me I'm 'beautiful'. I'm ugly. It's fine. If you're alive and online, you've seen the Dove Real Beauty ads, where people react to being called beautiful.

Stop telling me I'm 'beautiful'. I'm ugly. It's fine.

They smile, break into tears and hug. These campaigns are meant to make me (and all women) feel good in their own skin. But while I love a good compliment, it doesn't work on me. Le droit à la laideur. « Elle est laide à faire peur, laide comme le péché, laide comme un démon. » Cette inscription tirée du Dictionnaire de l’Académie française de 1835 résume l’essentiel : la laideur se décline implicitement au féminin. « Laideron », n’est-ce pas, désigne spécifiquement une femme laide.

Le droit à la laideur

Comme toute histoire, celle de la laideur féminine a sa périodisation : initialement, la laideur est féminine du fait que la beauté est ontologiquement accordée au masculin. Puis, la laideur féminine est vue comme une erreur de la nature, accident qui laisse celle qui en est affublée en situation de pitié, comme si elle avait été délaissée, ou dédaignée par une instance — la Nature ou Dieu — qui la lui donne en fardeau. De nos jours, avec tous les moyens (cosmétiques, chirurgicaux) dont on dispose, la laideur est pour ainsi dire vue comme un signe de mauvaise volonté, un manque à soi-même. Claudine Sagaert se penche sur les différentes modalités qui ont exprimé la laideur au cours de l’histoire.

Should Beauty Matter in Body Acceptance? Today, I’m going to be a beauty vlogger, but—like—not the kind that has perfectly winged eyeliner or the bombest lipstick.

Should Beauty Matter in Body Acceptance?

Except… (shows off makeup for camera, flips hair) Nah. Today, I want to talk about the concept of beauty and what its place in the body acceptance movement is. Because you might think this is a no-brainer, but that’s probably because you’re sitting on one of two sides of a fence. The Fugly Dyke Chronicles: How Getting Trolled About My Insecurities Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened to My Self-Esteem. The first and only time my dad spanked me for refusing to be pretty was on Christmas Eve.

The Fugly Dyke Chronicles: How Getting Trolled About My Insecurities Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened to My Self-Esteem

I was five, my sister was four, our grandmother had bought us matching dresses. Long lace sleeves. Dark crimson skirts. On Being "Ugly Disabled" ~ That Crazy Crippled Chick. This piece has been an idea in the works in my head for a long time.

On Being "Ugly Disabled" ~ That Crazy Crippled Chick

At first I thought I wanted to write about being professional when looking professional means suppressing parts of your disability. That's touched upon here and may be a separate piece eventually. Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability. *Femmes Of Color Symposium Keynote Speech, Oakland, CA (8/21/11) Good afternoon, and thank you for having me.

Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability

It is lovely to be here with you all. Thank you to the symposium organizers who have asked me to be here and for your hard work putting this gathering on. And thank you to ALL the folks who have made it possible for us to be here, including the people who built this building and who clean it and care for it everyday; including the people who are being violently exploited in this country and around the globe for their resources and labor so that we can exist in this air conditioned hotel with access to clean water and food, able to sit in relative safety from military attacks or the police barging in.

Les différences peuvent-elles triompher dans l'industrie de la mode? Frida Kahlo Cartoon Will Remind You That You're Awesome. Vos androgynes. Choice feminism: Time to ‘choose’ another argument. There’s much ado about “choice feminism” lately and some of it surely a bit of healthy autocriticism.

Choice feminism: Time to ‘choose’ another argument

If feminism means anything, after all, then it means nothing. “Choice feminism” — the idea that feminism means women can individually choose whatever they wish and consider it an inherently feminist act — is certainly an insidious outgrowth of the commodification of empowerment. “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” has come a long way, branching out into various manifestations of neo-”girl power” and pseudo-feminism promulgated by corporations like Unilever in its many Dove commercials, as well as adverts for makeup and shampoo that seem to subtly sell empowerment as well as a greasy bit of beauty product.

Our choices in this society are all mediated. Every single one. As a sociologist I cut my teeth as Dr. Don't Call Me Beautiful (And What to Say Instead) People Told Her To Remove Her Birthmark, But She Chose To Embrace It Instead. Don't Call Me Beautiful (And What to Say Instead) This Is Disability Justice. [Image description: The photograph shows black disabled activist and artist Leroy Moore.

This Is Disability Justice

He has short cropped hair, a mustache and a beard. He is standing bare-chested, with his hands together out in front of him. Femmes ! Soyez belles, soyez inutiles. Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be... Reclaiming UGLY. I have spent a large portion of the last year working to help others see the beauty that they posses, both inside and out, through poetry, discussions, blog posts, performance art, and so on.

Reclaiming UGLY

(Just look at how many blog posts I have written over the years about being beautiful!) This mission comes after years and years of struggling with my own demons; in fact, I’ve been fighting to feel pretty and worthwhile for so long that I think, maybe, I have lost sight of the bigger picture. In my quest to help myself & others feel beautiful, I’ve stopped asking questions. Questions like… What is beauty, anyway? On Being Fat, Brown, Femme, Ugly, and Unloveable. How I’m learning to appreciate different bodies.

Gorgeous Model With Vitiligo Is The Face Of Two Major Fashion Campaigns (7 Images) Frida Is Strange Like Me. I’ve been adapting famous and inspiring quotes into comic strips for a few years now. We Need To Stop Trying to Convince Girls They’re Beautiful. Feminism | Posted by Lexi V on 08/5/2015 I was lucky enough to have a healthy body image for most of my childhood. Liorakphotography. In March of 2012, when I started witnessing all the attacks on birth control, abortion rights, equal pay, and retractions of protections for survivors of domestic violence, I wanted to see an artistic response. I have seen and studied art that has acted as great catalyst for change – and what we need is a great change.

I wanted to create a body of share-able and instantly understandable work that people could connect with and use to continue to spread the word: “women’s rights are being sabotaged, but we are fighting back.” I am not an excellent verbal communicator. The Expose Project.