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  • Armpit hair selfies go viral in China
  • Armpit hair selfies go viral in China
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Armpit hair selfies go viral in China

Selfies aren’t just about vanity - they can offer a way to make a statement. In China, women are using self-portraits to take a stand against the everyday oppression of feminine beauty regimes, flooding social media with pictures of their unshaven armpits.



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    With 350 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day, people are creating and looking at more images of themselves today than at any other point in history. And as our lives become permanently on display through the growth of social media, it’s changing how we see ourselves.

  • Article image Why we prefer real life with an Instagram filter

    More than 60% of women believe social media is influencing today’s definition of beauty, more than magazines, film or music. But with Instagram filters and self-editing becoming the norm, what does this mean for those who are less than picture-perfect? And is actual authenticity a thing of the past?

  • Disney's 'Frozen' spurs Japanese feminism Disney's 'Frozen' spurs Japanese feminism

    Swapping the passive Disney Princess for two powerful female leads has helped Disney's Frozen become a global phenomenon. In Japan, where sexism prevails, the film's popularity has soared as it connects with a new generation of women.

  • Article image Can Elle rebrand feminism?

    A 'taboo' topic with enduring stereotypes, feminism has often been avoided by women's magazines – until now. Can a new campaign by British fashion magazine Elle 'rebrand' feminism?