Source: BBC 12 March 2019 Kelly Oakes
The complicated truth about social media and body image
Many of us suspect that the beautiful, often highly-edited images of people we see on social media make us feel worse about our own bodies. But what does the research say?
Source: NOS 6 March 2021 Maartje Geels
Nudity in new children’s program: unnecessary and step too far, or instructive?
“Disgusting and vulgar”, but also “taboo-breaking and instructive”. These are some reactions that appeared on social media to the new children’s program Gewoon Bloot, in which primary school children ask naked people questions. The announcement caused a stir on social media.
Source: Cosmopolitan 23 February 2021 Jennifer Savin
This viral tweet about body image struggles and old photos is so relatable
Why do we feel so differently about ourselves when looking back at old pictures?
Source: VPRO Gids 6 January 2021 Elja Looijestijn
“Doctor, please give me my selfie face”
Today’s ideal of beauty can really only be achieved with the help of digital filters and plastic surgery. What does that do to our self-image? “I don’t believe people who say they don’t care about their looks.”
Source: Standaard 21 November 2019 Catherine de Kock
Body Neutrality is Body Positivity 2.0
‘My body is an instrument, not an ornament’. ‘Body positivity’ enthusiastically celebrates bodies of all sizes and shapes. But what if self-love is difficult? Supporters of body neutrality, including Taylor Swift and Jameela Jamil, argue that having a neutral attitude towards your body makes you happier.
Source: Psychology Magazine 18 December 2014 Mensje Melchior
The lure of Perfection
Botox, fillers, an eyelid correction: cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more common. And no matter how wound up we are about the new face of Renée Zellweger, there is a good chance that we will one day show up at the clinic ourselves. 4 reasons why perfection will soon be the norm.