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Women Are Not In Fashion

This season’s must-have fashion choices include the pre-pubescent child or the porn star; both one-dimensional images of female passivity and compliance. Where is the space for real, complex women in our culture and in fashion? Lucy Wilkins comments on the new re-packaging of the tired old virgin / whore dichotomy.

Smelling of Roses?

Tampax present their scented tampons as ‘natural’, associating them with flowers. But Clare Burgess argues that advertising for menstrual products merely exploits and contributes to women’s insecurities about periods and their bodies.