Showing posts from April, 2015

Gender and Global Justice: New Directions - 21st and 22nd May 2015

Gender and Global Justice: New Directions is a two-day conference to be held at the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham.

Breast Implants - a Feminist Issue

BeautyDemands network member Deborah Sandler from Cosmetic Support has written a piece about the intimate nature of a conversation about breast implants, saying ' most women find that a breast augmentation changes the nature of their relationships with other women'.

Read the full piece here and share your thoughts!

Workshop 2 Call for Papers!

Have your say on how cosmetic surgery defines beauty norms and vice versa, and the role of medical professionals in developing, offering and carrying out aesthetic procedures. Workshop 2 will take place 3-4th June in London, with speakers ranging from cosmetic surgeons, academics working on appearance, and charities supporting those with conditions that affect their appearance.

Abstracts are sought from current graduate students for this workshop in any discipline relevant to the topic, including but not exclusively, Philosophy, Psychology, Law, Sociology, Medicine and Gender Studies. Please submit abstracts by email using the title “beauty demands workshop 2”. Abstracts should be submitted to Laura Medhurst ( by 17 April at 4pm.

Full details can be found on the Beauty Demands website.