Florida Gators banning 'Gator Bait' cheer because of 'racist imagery'
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Gators opponents on the verge of defeat will no longer be showered with taunts of being “Gator Bait!”UF president Kent Fuchs announced Thursday the popular cheer would be banned at sporting events due to the “horrific racist imagery” associated with the phrase.“While I know of no evidence of racism associated with our ‘Gator Bait’ cheer at UF sporting events, there is horrific historic racist imagery associated with the phrase,” Fuchs wrote in a letter to the university community. “Accordingly University Athletics and the Gator Band will discontinue the use of the c...
Online imagery can increase young women’s desire for cosmetic surgery
Viewing images of facial cosmetic enhancements increases the desire for cosmetic surgery among young women, especially for those who spend more time on social media, according to new research published in Current Psychology. The study provides new insight into how online images can impact behaviors and body image.“At the time of researching, influencers were becoming more of a fixture on social media, particularly Instagram; the platform was also gaining more traction as the primary media source for fashion, beauty & lifestyle news among young people,” said study author Candice Walker, a maste...