Can You Change Your Race? 'Ethnic Plastic Surgery' Raises Big Questions

"Ethnic plastic surgery"—the practice of altering physical features supposedly typical of your race, to either erase them or to deliberately look like a member of a different race—sits squarely at the fraught intersection of bodily autonomy, racial politics, and oppressive beauty standards. It's nearly impossible to… » 7/29/14 6:30pm 7/29/14 6:30pm

Do-It-Yourself Plastic Surgery Leads to Devastating Results

Apryl Brown says she had always been teased about having a flat butt when she was a kid. As an adult, she decided to do something about it. Unfortunately, the fillers that were injected into her buttocks cost Brown her arms, her legs, and the flesh around her posterior. The fillers also almost killed her. » 7/02/14 10:30pm 7/02/14 10:30pm

Brazilian Man Undergoes 10 Eye Surgeries to Appear Asian

A Brazilian man underwent 10 eye procedures to make himself appear more Asian. The 25-year-old, who goes by Xiahn and asked reporters not to give his real name so that his family would not gain any attention, was inspired to look more Korean after spending time in the country on exchange. The Korea Herald reports that… » 6/01/14 3:48pm 6/01/14 3:48pm

Why Do We Hate Cosmetic Surgery So Freaking Much?

Oh man, cosmetic surgery, right!?? Those people are so embarrassing. All consensually altering their bodies in an effort to feel beautiful and emotionally fortified after spending a lifetime in a grueling culture that hammers into them the message that physical perfection is all that matters and human worth has an… » 5/22/14 6:30pm 5/22/14 6:30pm

More Women Are Chopping Off Parts of Their Feet to Fit in Heels

When most of us try on shoes that are uncomfortable, we're left with two options: buy them anyway and suffer through the pain or leave the shoes behind. But the wealthy aren't limited to these plebeian choices like we are. They have a third, fancier and more gruesome option — they can pay doctors to cut off parts of… » 4/23/14 1:00pm 4/23/14 1:00pm

Yes, He Has a Penis, and Other Facts About the Human Ken Doll

Justin Jedlica, dubbed by the media as the "Human Ken Doll" recently gave an interview to The Daily Beast and, surprisingly, it's actually not the worst. In fact, Jedlica actually offers some interesting insights into his motivation, background and, of course, his female counterpart, the Human Barbie Doll. » 4/15/14 2:00pm 4/15/14 2:00pm