Aliens forming an impression of our species through popular entertainment would probably assume we’re a majority Caucasian planet peopled by young, attractive, slim men and women with fabulous hair. I can only imagine their disappointment upon touching down to discover that not only do we come in all shadesand sizes, but bad hair days are a dime a dozen.

Jokes aside, it’s no secret that popular media has a fairly blinkered view of what is attractive. Read more