I’m already thinking fashion-forward so that my mask matches my clothes, matches my shoes — let’s make it look cool

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“Up until now masks have only been used in the U.S. for people who are sick … so, for that reason, masks have been stigmatizing rather than health-promoting,” said Shan Soe-Lin, a lecturer in global health at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. “I hope this mind-set can be changed — and yes, unfortunately, I think it would take a cataclysmic event like this pandemic to rapidly change long-standing cultural norms.”

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What Do Women Do When We’re Not the “Right Type” of Curvy? | #ThisGirlEats

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“I like curvy women!”

No, you like women with big boobs, small waists and peachy bums. You like the right kind of curves.

The hourglass figure has been held on the highest pedestal of beauty for as many years as I can remember. Growing up around the time that I did, big bodies weren’t really represented, at least not how they are today. It was all about the Kate Mosses and Victoria Beckhams and, if you didn’t stand a chance of looking like them, the hourglass was what you aspired to be.

There’s no denying a bodacious hourglass figure is a beautiful sight to behold, and I have absolutely no intention of saying otherwise. I’m not here to detract from any body type. But what about the rest of us curvy women?

For years people used Marilyn Monroe as the poster girl for fuller figures. She was, of course, a…

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