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Victoria’s Secret ‘Perfect Body’ ads draw criticism

- October 30th, 2014
What does “The Perfect ‘Body’” look like? If you believed Victoria’s Secret’s newest ad campaign, it resembles a tall, busty and very slender 20-something model, gorgeous enough to walk down a New York catwalk in nothing but her skivvies.
The ads with the tagline “The Perfect ‘Body,’” which appear in U.K. stores and on the American website, don’t sit well with many who say the company is promoting unhealthy body image standards for women, as well as once again, using thin models to set the standard of what a beautiful body looks like or should look like.
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(Victoria’s Secret website)

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Walmart apologizes for ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ on website

- October 28th, 2014

Walmart was left handing out apologies after labelling plus size women’s Halloween costumes as “Fat Girl Costumes” on their website.

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This screengrab of Walmart.com shows the “Fat Girl Costume” label before it was taken down.

Shoppers took to Twitter Monday demanding an explanation from Walmart in the U.S. The label, which was not seen on the Canadian website, appeared as a subcategory under “Women’s Plus Size Halloween Costumes”.

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Taking on the Nike Women Showcase

- October 27th, 2014

“We see beauty And bravery, Gutsieness and grace, Rivalry and revelry, Power and passion. We see athletes.”

These were the words printed on a large poster just outside a showroom during the Nike Women Showcase in New York City this past week, and it is truly what I saw.

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27 of Nike’s female athletes from all over the world were in New York City last week for the Nike Women Showcase. (Nike photo)

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Miss World Philippines portraits over-Photoshopped?

- October 17th, 2014

Miss World Philippines, is that you?

Official portrait photos of the 26 beauty pageant contestants are getting a lot of attention, but not for the obvious reasons you’d think. It’s because the photos are blatantly Photoshopped.

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From left to right, official Miss World Philippines portraits of contestants; Nelda C. Ibe, Lorraine C. Kendrickson,Ina Dominica E. Guerrero. (Missworldphilippines.com)

Yahoo! Philippines reports that photographer Pancho Escaler took the photos in September, however whether he was also their editor is not exactly clear. What is crystal clear, however, is how much these women no longer look like themselves in the final images.

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