January 16, 2013 8:41 AM Subscribe
The New York Times asks seven 'experts': Does makeup ultimately damage a woman’s self-esteem, or elevate it
* Red Lips Can Rule the World
by Natasha Scripture, blogger and writer about 'women’s issues and dating mishaps' for the Huffington Post.
* Must This Get Political?
by Phoebe Baker Hyde, author of "The Beauty Experiment"
* Look Your Best, Feel Your Best
by Scott Barnes, makeup artist and author of "About Face"
and "Face to Face."
* A Choice, Not a Requirement
by Deborah Rhode, law professor at Stanford and author of "The Beauty Bias."
* It’s What You Make of it
by Nancy Etcoff, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and research psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Author of "Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty."
* Using Makeup Shows Love for Yourself
by Mally Roncal, makeup artist and the founder of Mally Beauty.
* Women Should Do What They Want
by Thomas Matlack, The Good Men Project
* The Last Psychiatrist: No Self-Respecting Woman Would Go Out Without Make Up
* AutoStraddle: Let's Queer The NYT 'Debate' About Women And Makeup
* Jenna Saunders at Jezebel: When Is Wearing Makeup A "Choice"?
* Wild Beauty: Does Makeup Hurt Self-Esteem? Is The New York Times Sexist for Asking?
* Echidne of the Snakes: On Makeup, Gender and the New York Times
* The Naked Face Project (Two Women. Sixty Days. No Makeup. No Shaving. No Primping. What Happens Next?)
* About-Face (Site provides women and girls with skills to critically examine media messages that affect their positive self-image / Previously on Mefi)
* Previously on Mefi: In the Eye of the Beholder, or a Bar of Soap?
Covers Dove's Real Beauty ad campaign
which was also discussed in Wrinkled and Rankled
and The Eye of the Beholder
. Dove still offers a website
devoted to helping improve the self-esteem of young girls and women, including a Self Esteem Toolkit and Resources