Category «Health»

I am followed around the internet by imperfect bodies that look like mine

How has the internet changed the way advertising targets women’s bodies? Significantly, says Rachael Sigee. She reports. In the film Minority Report, Tom Cruise walks through a future (2054, to be specific), as his character, John Anderton, is bombarded by personalised advertisements. Triggered by iris scans as he strolls past, they chatter endlessly: “John Anderton” …

Selma Blair’s MS diagnosis took 15 years

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It lays bare the healthcare gender bias that a woman of her resources wasn’t taken seriously, says Rachael Sigee. Over the weekend, Selma Blair posted a photo to Instagram effusively praising her colleagues on Netflix show Another Life. So far, so Hollywood behind-the-scenes peek. But Blair wasn’t showing off about her latest role or lobbying …

Goop aside, we need to talk more about the menopause

Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she is in the early stages of menopause and called for more discussion around it. Currently going through the menopause herself, Alyson Walsh agrees. Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she is going through the early stages of menopause. In a video posted to her Goop website, the actor-cum-wellness …

The year ahead for American women’s reproductive rights

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From Justice Kavanaugh to Title X, it’s been a tough couple of years for women in the States – and it could get even tougher It seemed like a Trump campaign promise come true when, in October, despite three sexual-assault allegations, Brett Kavanaugh ascended to a lifetime position on the US Supreme Court. Not only …