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The film Wonder tells the story of a boy with severe facial defects. IMDb/Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media, Walden Media

Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about body image

People with facial difference often develop strategies for smoothing over social awkwardness, such as ways of introducing the issue into conversation early or using humour to deflect attention.
The ‘bikini bridge’ phenomenon caught on quickly because it reflected the cultural expectations placed on women’s bodies. Shutterstock

Social media, the ‘bikini bridge’ and the viral contagion of body ideals

The ‘bikini bridge’ may have been a hoax, but its damage to women’s body image was real, demonstrating yet again the disturbing set of pressures social media places on young women.,
In this1999 file photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in France. Hefner has died at age 91. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Hugh Hefner’s legacy: Narrow visions of sex and beauty

With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, come questions about his impact on sexual culture: Did his empire broaden the sexual landscape or did it usher in a pitiful era of objectification of women?

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