Trying to keep up with the Kardashians is returning women to the Victorian era | Marie Le Conte

Todays socialites promote an ideal of beauty that belongs to another time, says French journalist Marie Le Conte Kim Kardashian West is perched on a chair. Shes not quite sitting; instead, shes pushing her hands into the armrests then leaning against the cushion. Her figure is grotesque: above her generous hips rests an already small waist, tightened beyond belief thanks to a The video the quote is from was posted on 7 May, and has been watched more than 21m times since then. Perhaps she was right not to sit; a few weeks later, actor Elle Fanning attended a dinner at Cannes posted a picture of her nails on Instagram. They were tie-dye, presumably acrylics, and absurdly long. How long …

Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups

A certification process would require organizations to identify themselves as either providing or not providing abortions Google changed its advertising policy this week, after facing scrutiny for the new policy update. The advertisers must get certified by submitting an application that requires basic information about the organization. Depending on how youre certified, Google will automatically generate one of the following in-ad disclosures for your abortion product or service ads: Provides abortions or Does not provide abortions, the new policy reads. The disclosures will show on all search ad formats. This added transparency will help ensure that users have the necessary information to decide which abortion-related ads are most relevant to them. The policy change comes after Obria Group ran ads …