Do Italian Sex Scandals Lower Women’s Legitimate Job Chances?

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When Teresa “Terry” De Nicolò, a 39-year-old escort and regular visitor of Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was interviewed by a public television program last June, she defended a woman’s right to see her body as a marketable asset: Beauty is an economic value and must be sold like any other skill. If you are […]

Wasp Waists and Anorexia

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The cover of Vogue Italy’s September issue–timed to appear during the Sept. 21-28 Italian fashion week–featured Stella Tennant, the striking 40-year-old super model and mother of three. She’s wearing a posh dress and a nose ring. But it’s not her clothing or her accessories or her arresting expression that stand out. It’s her absurdly tiny […]