Mannequins in Africa

a white mannequin in Cameroon

An exhibit by Frank Hallam Day in DC on the inequity of beauty: the full Washington Post article here.  It’s as if every week a new article furthers what I was saying in “A Different Beauty”: impossible standards of beauty based on the white Western model — or in this case, mannequins — that local populations try to emulate. Though these mannequins at least are laying in waste — the love/hate relationship to an accepted ideal that you know is coveted but never had.  There’s a sci fi script in this — one that’s better than the Bruce Willis flick out last year.


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