Forever young

“Your skin is ageing, every second counts!” Adverts like these are causing panic, mostly among women who feel they are losing the battle against the laws of the universe. Fortunately, cosmetic companies around the world are entering the realms of science on their behalf. Not only have they discovered how to defy gravity, but they…

People with vaginas have needs – but making their baby-cannons smell of fruit is not one of them

In the midst of last week’s reports that an Uber executive suggested hiring researchers to invade the privacy of (and potentially blackmail) a female journalist, Silicon Valley was also fielding a secondary, seemingly sillier scandal: a startup called Sweet Peach Probiotics, which aimed, according to reports, to fix women’s gross vaginas by bioengineering them to…

Still more face chores…

Renée Zellweger, the darling of all us less-than-perfect women: loved for her round cheeks, curves and squiff facial features; adored for failing the fight-against-fat in Bridget Jones’s Diary, has become a time-traveller. She now appears younger since her Bridget days’ some 10 years ago. Instead of winning the press’s approval for this effort (with help…

Dark Girls: A way out of the dark

What started out as the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People award-nominated documentary on skin tone, by filmmakers Bill Duke and D Channsin Berry, is now a full-colour book celebrating dark-skinned women. ‘Dark Girls’ features beautiful photography and interviews with celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Williams, Steve Harvey’s daughters Brandi and Karli…