We love it. We hate it. BEAUTY CULTURE.
Looking good can make us feel decorated, empowered and more confident -- but why?
And why are certain groups subtly told to "make-up" for their appearance?
What's the line between self-care and oppression?
Psychologist and beauty-researcher Dr. Renee Engeln shines a huge bright floodlight on the sometimes ugly machinery of the billion-dollar beauty and "fitness" industry. This is an episode for make-up lovers, haters and the millions of us confused about being both at once. It's also an opportunity for dudes to learn just how how skewed the standards are. Buckle up -- this ologist will change the way you see the world, others and hopefully, yourself.
With the companion Bonus Minisode: Kalology -- Your Letters
Dr. Renee Engeln's work
"Beauty Sick," the book
Camp Ologies tickets, September 15 in Portland
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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris
Music by Nick Thorburn