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  • TikTok backlash points to toxic female jealousy trope
  • TikTok backlash points to toxic female jealousy trope
    Logan Weaver (2019) ©

TikTok backlash points to toxic female jealousy trope

A TikTok trend called 'Why girls hate me' seeks to empower women who feel discriminated against because of their attractiveness. But it has also highlighted prevailing beauty ideals and underscored people’s continuing desire to do away with unconscious biases around physical appearances.



  • TikTok’s beauty positivity claims draw scepticism

    TikTok’s beauty positivity claims draw scepticism

    A viral TikTok video shows @sarathefreeelf smearing fake eye-bags onto her otherwise perfectly made-up face. The move to normalise dark circles was praised by some, but it also garnered substantial side-eye – pointing to growing cynicism towards influencer- and brand-led claims of beauty positivity.

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    2021 Expert Outlook on Beauty

    Have indie brands killed off the beauty influencer? Are self-cleaning products the future? Has lockdown home-pampering shaped skincare routines for good? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are seeking new forms of comfort from their beauty routines.

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    Can body honesty dissolve perfection fatigue?

    Lockdown measures have led people to rethink their self-care routines, causing many to adopt DIY treatments. How might this switch to at-home alternatives promote the acceptance of bodily quirks that have long been considered shameful? And how can brands help combat lingering beauty taboos?

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    How can people mitigate their unconscious biases?

    Unconscious biases are deeply pervasive and can negatively affect everything from healthcare outcomes to hiring practices. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Stefanie Johnson, an associate professor at the University of Colorado and a Nudgestock speaker, to find out how we can begin to mitigate them.