Jolene Tan

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First, do no harm

A very distressing story is doing the rounds at the moment. Alice Dreger and Ellen Feder have cast a light on surgeries performed by Dix Poppas, a pediatric ur...
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O brave new world

Brace yourselves: you’ll need a strong stomach for this one.Here is a story (via Womanist Musings) of girls in the Sodavas and Girvas villages of Rajasth...
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Misreading Lolita

I posted an earlier version of this as a Facebook note last September, when Polanski was arrested, but given the award he's just won and a renewed spate of cele...
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Race to the bottom

Much has been said about the racism in mainstream Western beauty standards. As Latoya Peterson puts it: the message for white women is "try harder", but the mes...