Buying into body image

When Dame Sally Davies, the current Chief Medical Officer, criticised the use of large mannequins in high street shops, it felt like another blow to the struggle to promote positive body image. Size 16 mannequins now appear in stores like Debenhams, and in some cases take the place of ‘normal’ size 10 mannequins. Claims that […]

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Fellow criticises Austen note

A University fellow has criticised the Bank of England for selecting a modified Jane Austen portrait to appear on its new ten pound note. Dr Paula Byrne, a Jane Austen biographer and a fellow at Harris Manchester, told the BBC’s Today Programme that in the portrait “the author is made to look like a doll”, […]

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