Must Women Always Be Perfect?

The wildly popular photo-sharing programme Instagram (yes, I’m on there) has generated its own kind of language and community norms, along with imitators, as often occurs with popular social media. For those not familiar, Instagram allows users to take pictures with their cell phones (or from anywhere, as long as you can load the image […]

Constructing Beauty

Conversations about beauty standards often bring up the fact that magazines use heavy image editing to construct very specific images of the people in their pages; they are heavily styled, they are shot in very specific conditions, and post-production can include substantial manipulation of those images. But, but, people say, what about those oh so […]