News in Global Ethics

The ugly side of beauty

The ugly side of beauty

Description
Professor Heather Widdows (Department of Philosophy) is interviewed for Guernica (a magazine of global art and politics) about appearance, the pressures to be perfect, and how beauty has become a measure for success.
Date:
Friday 1 February 2019
Call for Papers - Bodies and Embodiment

Call for Papers - Bodies and Embodiment

Description
The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics welcomes abstract submissions addressing the conference theme and subthemes, as well as abstract submissions on a wide range of topics within global ethics.
Date:
Monday 7 January 2019
The 19 best books of 2018

The 19 best books of 2018

Description
Heather Widdows' 'Perfect Me' included in The Atlantic list.
Date:
Monday 7 January 2019
An explosive gender revolution is under way. So why isn't it changing anything?

An explosive gender revolution is under way. So why isn't it changing anything?

Description
Professor Heather Widdows and her book 'Perfect Me' is quoted in Macleans, Canada's national current affairs and news magazine, in a piece about gender, #MeToo and how women face unprecedented pressure to appear thinner, younger, smoother and firmer.
Date:
Friday 7 December 2018
What is beautiful? Heather Widdows speaks to the award-winning Stance podcast

What is beautiful? Heather Widdows speaks to the award-winning Stance podcast

Description
Professor Heather Widdows discusses beauty with the Stance podcast, an award-winning independent arts, culture and current affairs podcast exploring diverse, global perspectives. Skip to 43:30 to hear Heather, though the whole podcast is well worth listening to.
Date:
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Seeing the perfect me in Fantastic Beasts 2

Seeing the perfect me in Fantastic Beasts 2

Description
The Mirror of Erised (desire backwards) featured in Harry Potter and in the new Fantastic Beasts 2 is a magic mirror. It shows 'not your face but your heart's desire'. Professor Heather Widdows discusses the demands of beauty and how we see our bodies in the mirror for the Birmingham Brief.
Date:
Wednesday 21 November 2018
College of Arts and Law confirmed as a focus for Fantastic Research

College of Arts and Law confirmed as a focus for Fantastic Research

Description
Four of the five films and podcasts launched this week by the University for its 'Fantastic Research' campaign feature academics from the College of Arts and Law.
Date:
Friday 16 November 2018
Dying for the perfect butt - why is there a rising demand for the deadliest cosmetic procedure?

Dying for the perfect butt - why is there a rising demand for the deadliest cosmetic procedure?

Description
Professor Heather Widdows writes for Psychology Today about recent media reports that a second British woman has died following 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery. Heather discusses the increasing desire for a 'bigger butt' and why this form of cosmetic surgery is so dangerous.
Date:
Monday 29 October 2018
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