BODY IMAGE: Sex, Summer and Self-Objectification
By Sony Music Entertainment
Happy Monday Floss Fans! Welcome to the start of a brand new mini series. Today and for the next three weeks, Floss will be chatting to an awesome cadre of guests about Body Image. This week it’s the wonderful Dr. Lindsay Kite and Dr. Lexie Kite, identical twins, co-authors of the book More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament and directors of the nonprofit company Beauty Redefined. Their instagram is on fire with body image analysis and they use their doctorates, their platform and their book to espouse essential wisdom on the ways in which we’re all conditioned by capitalist patriarchy to think our perceived desirability is the most important thing about us.
Floss, Lindsay and Lexie chat about the male gaze, body resilience vs body positivity and beauty standards. So many of us feel such pressure to conform to certain ideals that unpacking our own autonomy over those choices becomes increasingly complicated. We’re taught to be so self-critical of the way that we look that we forget to be grateful for all the marvellous things our bodies can do. Later they deep dive into sex, and summer and how truly inhabiting your body can allow you to reclaim your rage.
“Prettiness is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman”- Erin Mckean
“Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” - Florence Given
Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk
Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’.
You can find Lindsay and Lexie on instagram @beauty_redefined
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Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e13.txt
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