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Beauty, body image and the media – guest blog by Bidisha

June 1, 2012

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Posted on 31 May 2012. Bidisha* writer, critic and broadcaster Yesterday a cross party group of MPs produced yet another report on the subject of what is fast becoming a national body image crisis (see WVoN story). Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by unrealistic, unattainable and often fabricated images of the human body – […]

The Backpage dilemma

April 1, 2012

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Is it possible to rid the online classified site of child trafficking without shuttering its adult section? By Tracy Clark-FlorySunday, Mar 25, 2012 (Credit: luxorphoto via Shutterstock/Salon) This week saw a renewed effort, led by the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, to pressure Village Voice Media’s online classified site Backpage.com to shutter its adult section. […]

Abortion: No return to the bad old days

January 28, 2012

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Tuesday 24 January 2012by Louise Raw The decision by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) to allow ads for post-conception advice services has the usual suspects in a lather. It’s no use in wearily pointing out that pregnancy advice agencies actually give counselling, rather than automatic compulsory abortions to anyone who walks through their […]

Abortion: No return to the bad old days

January 28, 2012

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Tuesday 24 January 2012by Louise Raw The decision by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) to allow ads for post-conception advice services has the usual suspects in a lather. It’s no use in wearily pointing out that pregnancy advice agencies actually give counselling, rather than automatic compulsory abortions to anyone who walks through their […]

Cosmetic surgery advertising ban urged by leading surgeons

January 23, 2012

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Group calls for tighter regulation of industry and says adverts for operations such as breast enlargement should be outlawed Sarah Boseley, health editor guardian.co.uk, Sunday 22 January 2012 The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons has proposed a ban on advertising for cosmetic surgery as part part of a six-point plan for tighter regulations […]

Gender and Ethics in Advertising: The New CSR Frontier?

August 6, 2011

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Aug. 4 2011Posted by Nicole Skibola GoDaddy Girl Candice Michelle Earlier this year, Got Milk released an ad series targeting men who evidently suffer greatly when their female partners have PMS. Change.org created a petition denouncing the pictures that showed cowering men holding cartons of milk, with quotes over their heads like “I’m sorry for […]

Gender and Ethics in Advertising: The New CSR Frontier?

August 6, 2011

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Aug. 4 2011Posted by Nicole Skibola GoDaddy Girl Candice Michelle Earlier this year, Got Milk released an ad series targeting men who evidently suffer greatly when their female partners have PMS. Change.org created a petition denouncing the pictures that showed cowering men holding cartons of milk, with quotes over their heads like “I’m sorry for […]