October, 24, 2009

More on the Effects of Altered Images

NY TIMESBy Randy Cohen Many comments on yesterday’s post argue that the problems associated with radically altered images of women should be solved not by their producers but by their consumers, asserting that the latter … Read More


October, 20, 2009

Should Photos Come With Warning Labels?

NY Times Article By Randy Cohen A Ralph Lauren ad, featuring a model with hips narrower than her head — so cartoonish, so grotesque, so right for Halloween — has become the latest focus of … Read More


October, 15, 2009

Blog Action Day: Climate Change

The last few minutes of Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Changehttp://blogactionday.com/ Here’s a link to some good info about climate change and public health:http://chge.med.harvard.edu/index.html


October, 15, 2009


Just got back from a 1st University screening/ lecture with the films. I’m incredibly inspired the the challenging questions that students asked after the screening. Forgot how good your brain can feel being in school. … Read More


October, 14, 2009

“Fat” Ralph Lauren Model Fired, Photoshopped

s_account=”msnbcom”; Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy // player and communication object need to be global var oVPlayer,oVPEFC; //this method should be called after the window has loaded. function … Read More


October, 6, 2009


I would say that models are real women, but think this is very interesting….. German magazine swaps thin models for real women By MELISSA EDDY Associated Press Writer BERLIN — Germany’s most popular women’s magazine … Read More


October, 1, 2009

Airbrushed photographs could be given government health warnings

A group of 50 politicians want a new law stating published images must have bold printed notice stating they have been digitally enhanced….