What’s Current: New study finds women wearing heavy makeup are perceived as ‘less human’

  • New research reveals that women wearing heavy makeup are “visually processed akin to objects at a basic cognitive level and perceived as being less human,” according to study author Philippe Bernard, of the Free University of Brussels. PsyPost reports:

“The researchers found that women with heavy makeup were rated by both male and female participants as having less humanness, agency, experience, competence, warmth, and morality compared to women without makeup. Faces with makeup were also rated as more sexualized than faces without makeup.”

  • Pakistani police report that as many as 108 women were murdered in “honour killings” in Sindh, in 2019.
  • Angolan girls as young as 12 years old are selling sex for as little as $0.40 to keep their families from starvation in the region’s ongoing drought and hunger crisis.
  • The BC Human Rights Tribunal has refused to hear another complaint against a waxing salon brought by Jessica Yaniv, until Yaniv pays the $6,000 owed to other salons for his “manufactured” and “self-serving” complaints against them.
  • A study of textile and shoe workers in six Brazilian cities found that the predominantly female workforce is frequently subjected to bullying, sexual harassment, and anti-black racial discrimination.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.