Category Archives: Beauty

doll December 04

Plastic Boobs

It’s high time Plastic Doll Heads had a post on plastic boobs. Breast augmentation, boob job, whatever you want to call it.I wrote the bulk of this last week… But after having explant surgery today I will add my thoughts. I am writing about the recovery process over at my other blog. I have felt […]

hat September 11

The Taming of the Shrew: Online Misogyny

Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and Ph.D researcher, received an inappropriate comment on professional networking website LinkedIn. Whilst most people use sites such as LinkedIn or Research Gate to connect regarding work, a married 57 year old man Carter-Silk decided to use it to comment on 27 year old Charlotte’s looks. Yes the 57 years of […]

melted barbie doll May 05

Pretty Hurts

So yeah, this post is inspired by the BeyoncĂ© track of the same name which is the 2014 version of 90’s anthems Unpretty by TLC, & Dear Lie by TLC. It is also inspired by Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. For those insisting BeyoncĂ© can’t be a […]

plastic6 August 20

Designing the Doll: bikini, figure and body-building

The real living dolls. Not so long ago, female bodybuilding and competing was the preserve of a minority. Then the Bikini category was added, and aided by the explosion of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs.. previous elitist language such as ‘eating clean’, ‘carb depletion’ have become social media favourites. It seems every other bikini-clad twenty-something […]

Ariel August 05

Guest blogger: Young Beautiful and Fertile: the Disney Ideal

Young, beautiful and fertile: the Disney ideal by Guest blogger Laura Clancy Laura Clancy is about to start an MA in Gender & Women’s Studies & Sociology at Lancaster University. She has interests in celebrity, femininity, masculinity, social class and culture. She tweets at @Laura__Clancy, and blogs over at http://cynicalscribbles.wordpress.com. Although Disney likes to claim […]