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Powerful article “The human body is an unusual sort of Instagram subject: it can be adjusted, with the right kind of effort, to perform better and better over time.”
Powerful article “The human body is an unusual sort of Instagram subject: it can be adjusted, with the right kind of effort, to perform better and better over time.”
“‘... it was as if the algorithmic tendency to flatten everything into a composite of greatest hits had resulted in a beauty ideal that favored white women capable of manufacturing a look of rootless exoticism. For those born with assets—natural assets, capital assets, or both—it can seem sensible, even automatic, to think of your body the way that a McKinsey consultant would think about a corporation: identify underperforming sectors and remake them, discard whatever doesn’t increase profits and reorient the business toward whatever does.”
“‘... it was as if the algorithmic tendency to flatten everything into a composite of greatest hits had resulted in a beauty ideal that favored white women capable of manufacturing a look of rootless exoticism. For those born with assets—natural assets, capital assets, or both—it can seem sensible, even automatic, to think of your body the way that a McKinsey consultant would think about a corporation: identify underperforming sectors and remake them, discard whatever doesn’t increase profits and reorient the business toward whatever does.”
"There was something strange, I said, about the racial aspect of Instagram Face—it was as if the algorithmic tendency to flatten everything into a composite of greatest hits had resulted in a beauty ideal that favored white women capable of manufacturing a look of rootless exoticism."
"There was something strange, I said, about the racial aspect of Instagram Face—it was as if the algorithmic tendency to flatten everything into a composite of greatest hits had resulted in a beauty ideal that favored white women capable of manufacturing a look of rootless exoticism."
What an article! "In a world where women are rewarded for youth and beauty in a way that they are rewarded for nothing else" Ouch. The commodification of women is very clearly demonstrated with that line.
What an article! "In a world where women are rewarded for youth and beauty in a way that they are rewarded for nothing else" Ouch. The commodification of women is very clearly demonstrated with that line.
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