Breast Implants, Plastic Surgery and Hollywood

Did you know that breast augmentation is the ultimate "women’s issue"? Implants can critically damage women’s health and personal finances. They are for sale based on questionable safety studies paid for by multi-million-dollar, male-dominated industry. They target the ultimate symbol of our femininity, our breasts. Read all about it in this award-winning Glamour magazine article.

On June 22, 2010, 1:00 PM EST, Melissa Silverstein, blogger at Women & Hollywood, hosts a Fem2.0 blog radio discussion about the entertainment industry and its relationship with breast implants and with plastic surgery generally. She will be joined by Command Trust Network founder Sybil Niden Goldrich, actress and women’s health activist Mary McDonough (formerly "Erin" on The Waltons) and Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families. The group will explore the impact of plastic surgery on entertainment, and the double standards for male and female performers in regard to appearance. They will also talk about how the covert pressure from Hollywood to be thin, to have big boobs and to look young is now influencing even young women to start getting work done.

Please join and share your thoughts, comments and questions via online chat or Twitter (#fem2 and #hollywood).

Breast Implants, Plastic Surgery and Hollywood

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 1:00 PM EST, here

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444

Call ID: 74229

Meanwhile, on the blog, AAUW’s Adam Zimmerman makes the case that MEN should be given the gift of pay equity,  and Meg Massey sees a victory for women in the candidacies of Nikki Haley, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and others.

And what’s the Fem2.0 community reading these days? Erin Matson, NOW’s action vice president, is disturbed by an op-ed that asserts that blacks will never achieve wealth equity under our current system; Meg Massey agrees with Feministing’s take on Sarah Palin’s "fake feminism"; Marcia Yerman mulls over a Maureen Dowd column about affluent teenage boys and their utter disrespect for young women; and Gloria Pan questions recent research about marital happiness and the absence of kids. See all the links (and our comments) to What We’re Reading, here.

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