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ARE FEMINIST ADS A FAD?

Feminism is trendy again. There’s no better gauge of this fact than the groundswell of ‘feminist’ campaigns emanating from global brands trying to flog products to women. Dove became a worldwide success story with its Campaign for Real Beauty: the aim of the original campaign was to widen the definition of beauty after a study …

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ROOM TO GROOM

I caught up with a girlfriend recently. Because we are both quite time-poor, we tend to coincide our meetings with a maintenance activity. The maintenance activity in question was a pedicure. After the manicurist downgraded my feet by a full size (it had been a while between snips), we perched ourselves up at the drying …

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ARE YOU INVISIBLE TOO?

If the media is a mirror on society then, like vampires but (unfortunately) without the milky skin and gothic glamour, middle-aged women lack a true reflection. Psychotherapist Susie Orbach sums it up: “You’d never know that women like me, who still enjoy their lives and haven’t metamorphosed into old grannies, existed from today’s media. We’re …

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