Heather Widdows Talk: “Lookism, Discrimination and Shame”


Location: 131 DeBartolo Hall

Heather Widdows

Heather Widdows, Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

Bio: ​Heather Widdows is a moral philosopher working on the modification of bodies, the rising demands of beauty, addressing lookism and the way that visual and virtual culture is shaping what it means to be human. She has worked on global ethics, reproductive rights, and genetic ethics. Her most recent book, Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal (Princeton University Press), was described by Vogue as "ground-breaking". She co-runs the Beauty Demands blog and is the founder of the #everydaylookism campaign. She is experienced at working with policy-makers and campaigners and frequently appears in the media.

Reception immediately following in the Philosophy Department Lounge, Malloy Hall, 1st Floor

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Program and the Department of Philosophy.

Originally published at philreligion.nd.edu.