Old Wives' Tales

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New Statesman: Anxiety-driven, painful, and sometimes even deadly: is cosmetic surgery self-harm?

Women are force-fed crap from the day they’re born, then mocked for having swallowed it.

New Statesman: Karl Lagerfeld’s attitude is exactly why the modelling industry needs #metoo

The fashion designer told a magazine: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model!”

The Pool: The dangerous hollowness of Netflix’s eating-disorder drama, To The Bone

To The Bone dodges the real issues about eating disorders.

New Statesman: In our misogynist culture, it’s no surprise under-10s are asking for labiaplasty

It’s a perfectly logical response to the onslaught of negative messages women and girls receive about their bodies.

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