McMillan Cottom's new book is a powerful rejoinder to those who want black women to make peace with a marginal status.
New research suggests that cartoon princesses hurt young female viewers by offering them unobtainable ideals of physical perfection.
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New research explains why you look so good in that selfie you took at Yellowstone National Park.
The stock photo agency is scrapping Photoshopped images that make models look thinner. Here's how that can help body image.
Maybe for some people—but there's a limit to how much commercial images can do.
Perhaps the most shocking takeaway from the recent study that found playing with Barbies may seriously limit a girl's view of what occupations are open to her is, in a world where we're surrounded by media, how quickly one doll can have a measurable impact.