What’s Current:The Body Shop under fire for requesting job applicant to wear a ‘full face of makeup’ to interview

Toronto Body Shop requires full face of makeup for interview -- Photograph: CBC
Toronto Body Shop requires full face of makeup for interview — Photograph: CBC

The Body Shop demands Toronto-based job applicant show up to interview in a “full face of makeup.” Brenna MacPhee, who had applied to a customer consultant position, turned down the interview request.

Gloucestershire city councillor says schools should recommend prostitution as a career choice. The leader of the Liberal Democrats will support the councillor, Dennis Parsons, despite not agreeing with his position.

Police are asking the public to be on the look out for Brittany Morrisseau, a 17-year-old girl who went missing from her hometown of Winnipeg nearly a week ago.

Clinton struggles to win over Millennial voters, many of whom prefer the Green or Libertarian candidates. Is it sexism? Kate Aronoff argues no. 

Thousands of girls are put in juvenile detention — not for criminality, but for disobedience:

Three different studies conducted by criminologists over the last decade found that juvenile records often stereotype girls: She is ‘big’ and ‘very loud.’ Girls are ‘criers’ who are ‘promiscuous,’ ‘manipulative,’ and ‘pouting.’ Jeannette Pai-Espinosa, president of the National Crittenton Foundation, a nonprofit that works with at-risk girls, says.”


Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.