The Pretty Price Check: Your Friday round-up of what we paid for beauty last week.
It was International Women’s Day on Tuesday. Whoops! I’m a bad (yet fashionable, see below) feminist for forgetting to blog about it. Especially because, this was also a really crappy week for women everywhere. Do not get me started on the New York Times‘ stunning mistreatment of that horrific gang-rape case in Texas. There are no words. But there is a petition you can sign.
On a more uplifting note, here’s a link to the current issue of USAID’s FrontLines (pictured above) which is celebrating International Women’s Day with tons of incredible stories about amazing women around the world.
And here’s your Price Check.
- 63 percent of men regularly trim their ears, nose and eyebrows. Now known as “guybrows.” Because God forbid we imply that men and women have any of the same body parts. Or that grooming your eyebrow hair is girly.
- 69 percent of men regularly trim their groins. Because you asked. (Both via a Remington consumer survey cited in this New York Times story.)
- $40,000: What some super fan paid for a lock of Justin Bieber’s hair at a charity auction. I know this because the American Hair Loss Association wasted no time sending me a press release based on that point, and offering me a sample of their hair growth fiber product. To which I say: If it didn’t come from the Bieb’s head, what on earth would I do with it?
- Speaking of 40,000, that’s how many researchers and clinicians have come together in the journal Science to lobby for better safety regulation of the American chemical industry. This is officially not a fringe conspiracy theory thing, people. (Via No More Dirty Looks.)
- An estimated 500,000 American teenagers suffer from eating disorders — and interestingly, binge-eating disorder is five times more common than anorexia and almost twice as common as bulimia, even though those are the EDs that get the most play. Not that there’s anything fun about any of these. (Via Jezebel, study abstract here.)
- 11: How old blogger Emily Heist Moss was when her dad singled out two girls in her class photo as “pretty.” And yes, it stuck with her. Check her awesome essay for dads, “Talking to Your Daughter About Beauty” on the very rad Good Men Project.
- March 16 — as in, next Wednesday — is Fashionable Feminist Day. Oh yes, I’ll be participating. (Via Those Graces.)
PS. Dana, I am super excited for your new “Change Your Thoughts, Not Your Thighs” series over on The Body and The Brood!