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Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

33 mins | Aug 30, 2019
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How the quest to be the 'perfect' woman traps so many. Jia Tolentino, writing in the Guardian, shares this thought-provoking piece about the pressure and aggression facing many 'modern-day' women. Unfurling a story of how, in a quest for self-optimisation, women are instead trapped at the intersection of capitalism and patriarchy.
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