Women have always been under more pressure in terms of beauty standards than men. In the last few years, social media has spread a lot of support for the different shapes and sizes women have. This body positivity movement sure is important, but what about men? Story by Nicky Mai While the body positivity movement tends to focus on women, men also struggle with body … Continue reading What about male bodies?
As a high school student, Emmy Toebes (22) has seen all of her friends get bigger breasts; hers stopped growing at 14. All of her life, she has received unpleasant remarks about her body, and it has made her feel insecure as a woman. Now, years later, she is considering breast augmentation. Story and photos by Willemijn Besaris In the Netherlands, an estimated 6,000 to … Continue reading “Having breasts is part of being a woman”
We all have one side of our face that we find more beautiful than the other. In German there is a special expression for it: Schokoladenseite, which means chocolate side. Is it a myth or is there more to it? Story by Franziska Kircher One half of the face is typically perceived as more beautiful. Dr. Joachim Graf von Finckenstein explains the background to this. … Continue reading Chocolate Side – What is your photo face?
Attraction is highly valued in society and although body trends change every decade, the ‘ideal face’ has mostly remained. Studies show that similar facial features are considered ‘beautiful’ in many parts of the world. But how much do we know about attraction? Story by Eliza Freeman Psychologist Josef Vuister explains attraction can be explained through simple theories like the Evolutionary Theory of Attraction. “We are … Continue reading The Science of Attraction
Flight attendants are expected to radiate beauty on the outside, while many are feeling far from glamorous on the inside. Crew gives their insight into the dated and sometimes toxic beauty expectations of the industry. Story by Eliza Freeman The airline industry is one that everyone is familiar with, and many are fascinated by, yet most people know very little about it. Stewardess, flight attendant, … Continue reading Trolley dollies: The impossible beauty standards of a flight attendant