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Do you want to win America’s Next Top Model or the Nobel Prize?

Date: March 31, 2009 | Posted By:
It’s absolutely appalling that 25% of young women questioned in an Oxygen TV poll reported that they would rather be awarded first prize on America’s Next Top Model than be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize! A total of 50% said they would happily marry an ugly man if he was rich! I thought this was Continue reading


The Benefit of Laughter

Date: March 17, 2009 | Posted By:
I wore a beautiful smile all afternoon on Friday thanks to Benefit Cosmetics, and I didn’t even get a makeover! I was swiftly walking down Fillmore Street in San Francisco in search of food when I noticed a storefront window that read, “Laughter is the best cosmetic… so grin and wear it.” Continue reading


“… so we went ahead and pieced together a new girl.”

Date: March 13, 2009 | Posted By:
Jesse Epstein, the filmmaker who made the terrific short documentary “Wet Dreams and False Images,” is back with a video op-ed on the NYTimes.com. In it, she asks whether American magazine editors should be required by law to disclose how much they have retouched images in their magazines. Well, should they? Continue reading


Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party!

Date: March 11, 2009 | Posted By:
This year Barbie is having her 50th birthday, and while Mattel is rolling in profits, praise, and some continued criticism, I plan on remembering my own Barbie the last time I saw her-drowning in a pool when I was 10. Continue reading


Now Selling at Macy’s…Anorexia

Date: March 6, 2009 | Posted By:
I recently found myself disembarking the Macy’s escalator and walking into the world of hip young adults. Once my ears adjusted to the blaring music of Miley Cyrus, my eyes had time to focus on the image standing right before me. Here it is. Four anorexic-looking mannequins, all in “skinny” jeans, and in between them Continue reading


Our Take Action group rocked!

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You gotta love young women who stand up for what they believe in. Here’s About-Face’s latest fun action. Read more about our Take Action group here. -J.B. Continue reading