Because who is perfect?
Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Busty Mannequins and an Inflated Sense of Beauty in Venezuela
In Venezuela, women are confronted with a culture of increasingly enhanced physiques fueled by beauty pageants and plastic surgery. - The New York Times [more inside]
Memory Implants Have Now Been Successfully Applied to Rats
: Is an artificial enhancement arms race among humans visible on the horizon? Culturally
and intelligence have often been associated with social mobility; a future in which the rich can readily purchase dramatic enhancements to both sex appeal and cognitive ability at least raises the possibility
of deeper and more permanent social stratification.
Boobs in Bangkok:
"Wayward Betty" tells the story of her Thai plastic surgery vacation. (Via The Hairpin
, whose excerpt is eye-friendlier.)
"If you were to describe me without anyone being able to see me, they would think I am a monster (Guardian video + article)
, that I am not fuckable. But if they see me, that could perhaps change." While French artist ORLAN's
work spans decades and mediums (FR, may be NSFW)
, she is perhaps best known for her 1990s performance series "The Reincarnation of Saint-ORLAN" wherein ORLAN filmed herself receiving seven different plastic surgeries (NSFW)
while entirely conscious. [more inside]
Make Me Heal
is an online community serving the needs of America's vast cosmetic surgery audience, with tips & tricks on what works best to heal scarring, etc, including an encyclopedia of terms
. To promote their vision of "Celebrating Natural Beauty With Enhancement" they're hosting the first ever Plastic Surgery Beauty Enhancement Awards
, with categories like Best Breast Augmentation
(NSFW) and Best Male Liposuction." Contestants must submit before, during & after shots of the procedure, and site visitors can vote on their favorites.