Khandis Blake

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Women invest more time and attention in appearance enhancement if they live in economically unequal environments - a phenomenon driven by status anxiety, according to a new study.

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Women take sexy selfies to compete with other women and climb the social ladder in economically unequal environments, new research suggests.

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Young women posting alluring photos of themselves online say less about gender discrimination – or those taking the sexy selfies – than about the economies they live in, writes Khandis Blake.