Latest articles on Body Image

You should eat your words

My weight gain does not entitle you to comment on my body

Body blessings/body burdens?

Two young women examine the ‘noise’ around perceptions of the female body

Despite the advance of feminism, there’s still an ugly truth about keeping smooth

Females are still being told what’s in vogue – such as shaving pubic hair – and it’s less about being womanly and more about trying to stay girly.

Coffee delivers a kick to the hair follicles

German scientist Dr Adolf Klenk has developed a brand of shampoos and conditioners containing caffeine to combat hair loss.

To wax lyrical for a lad – or not

In the best possible scenario he'd pay attention to the process I'd undergo for him and he'd get a shiver down his spine at how unnatural it all is.

Kim Kardashian’s butt – in hindsight

At the back end of the reality TV star's nude shoot for Paper magazine, all we’re left with is provocation for provocation’s sake and little insight.

The female form through Wangechi Mutu’s lens

Wangechi Mutu’s depiction of the black female form explores current experiences and the way history and politics frame and shape that experience.

Dark Girls: A way out of the dark

Described as the coffee-table book “every little black girl” should own, ‘Dark Girls’ celebrates dark-skinned women.

Move over metroman, there is a spornosexual man on the loose

Siphiwe Mpye rejects the notion that the modern male can be boxed into yet another trendy archetype.

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