Dr. Rebecca Hains

Monthly Archives: November 2013


Should clothing prices vary by size?

Have you ever wondered why clothing is priced the way it is? Sometimes, people wonder if it’s fair for companies to price clothing of various sizes uniformly. After all, the materials costs vary from size to size, so those differences…

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Review: Lottie Dolls are a Win For Kids

This holiday season, I will be doing a series of giveaways—all of brands I believe in—brands that seek to empower or support girls in some way. First up is “Lottie,” which I am happy to introduce to you today. Lottie is…

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Modern Beauty Standards Imposed on Classic Art Show Narrowness of Today’s Ideal

Venus de Milo, retouched

Many of today’s teenagers believe the Venus de Milo is “fat,” so I digitally retouched a photo of the famous statue to explore the issue.

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Anti-princess marketing and girls’ education: Mercy Academy vs. GoldieBlox

Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink. Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Princesses: They’re everywhere. Over the past decade, marketers have made “princess” a synonym for “girls. They use princesses as shorthand—a way of saying,…

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An Open Letter to Justin Lookadoo

By Jennifer Shewmaker and Dae Sheridan  Dear Mr. Lookadoo, We (along with most of the internet) recently heard about your presentation at Richardson High School.  The students’ outrage shed light on your views of the “dateability” of children and how…

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WATCH: Rebecca Hains discusses Lululemon body-shaming controversy on TV News

Yesterday, I discussed the Lululemon controversy (and the petition that Marci Warhaft-Nadler and I launched) with both FOX 25 Boston and WBZ-TV (CBS) Boston. Have a look! FOX 25 Boston: Salem State Professor to Lululemon CEO: Change Your Business Practices (4 minutes)…

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Unbelievable: Lululemon founder thinks career women bring cancer on themselves.

According to Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, when his $100 yoga pants wear out more quickly than his cheaper competitors’ pants do, it’s women’s fault. If only women were more like stick figures! Then our thighs wouldn’t be so destructive. This…

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