Ep. 323: The Ethics of Beauty with Philosopher Heather Widdows

Why has beauty become so important to our society? Is looks-based discrimination, or lookism, as bad as sexism or racism? Why do beauty and wellness companies use moral language (“Be your best self!”) to sell products? These are just a few of the big questions that Heather Widdows, PhD, a professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, answers in this fascinating interview that will make you rethink the way you talk about (and judge) other people's looks and reconsider how you respond when others comment on your appearance. -- For links and sponsors mentioned in this episode: fatmascara.com/blog; To shop the products: myshlf.us/fatmascara; Our private Facebook Group: Fat Mascara Raising a Wand; Instagram: @fatmascara@jessicamatlin@jenn_edit; Email: info@fatmascara.com; To submit a "Raise A Wand" product recommendation & be featured on a future episode: +1 646-481-8182. 


 

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