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The neglected harms of beauty: Beyond engaging individuals

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This paper explores the neglected ‘harms-to-others’ which result from increased attention to beauty, increased engagement in beauty practices and rising minimal beauty standards. In the first half of the paper I consider the dominant discourse of beauty harms – that of ethics and policy – and argue that this discourse has overfocused on the agency of, and possible harms to, recipients of beauty practices. I introduce the feminist discourse which recognises a general harm to all women and poin...

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Peer reviewed
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Widdows, H More by this author
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
1-29
Publication date:
2017-12-05
Acceptance date:
2017-11-01
EISSN:
2051-655X
ISSN:
2051-655X
Pubs id:
pubs:810588
URN:
uri:1debab96-5284-4b34-9fc4-f908a7663645
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uuid:1debab96-5284-4b34-9fc4-f908a7663645
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pubs:810588

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