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Social Goods | Vogue Criticised For Unpaid Internships, Why Olympic Uniforms Are Political

This week, British Vogue is under investigation for its unpaid 'work placement' programme, while North and South Korea's joint Olympics uniforms are scrutinised.
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Vogue Criticised for Unpaid Internships (The Guardian)
"British Vogue has been criticised for using unpaid interns in month-long placements despite the new editor Edward Enninful's commitment to increasing diversity at the fashion journal. The work is unpaid, but those taking up the post are reimbursed for travel expenses of up to £80 a week."

Are North and South Korea's Joint Attires a Superficial Response to Serious Political Issues? (CNN Style)
"News broke that the two Koreas are forming a joint women's ice hockey team for the Games. And in addition to marching together at the opening ceremony under the white-and-blue Korean Unification Flag, the athletes will need to wear new, shared uniforms."

Guess Forms Special Committee to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims Against CEO (CNBC)
"Guess formed a special committee to oversee an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and other improper conduct by Paul Marciano, the apparel retailer's chief executive. Marciano has feverishly denied those allegations ever since actress and brand model Kate Upton called out the co-founder for sexually harassing women."

For the Modeling Industry, the Future Is Transgender (Refinery 29)
"Teddy Quinlivan, Leyna Bloom, Casil McArthur, Gia Garison, and Geena Rocero are fashion's present and future. Beyond being featured in some of the world's most prestigious magazines and runways, they're changing how the industry views women, and what a model should be."

Can Fashion Ever Be an Ethical Business? (The Cut)
"Even when directly addressed — by Sara Ziff's resurgent Model Alliance, which pushed for new protective legislation, and model Cameron Russell's hashtag campaign, #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse — fashion's figureheads remained silent, appearing largely unmoved."

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