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'Parlour didis' have long been caricatured; it's time to acknowledge their quiet feminism

'Parlour didis' have long been caricatured; it's time to acknowledge their quiet feminism

Even though many videos on popular YouTube channels have made videos roasting parlour didis, most of the women working in this space do not have the privilege of language or access to feminist theories about the beauty myth for them to be able to theorise their own realities. This piece discusses the paradox of the parlours providing employment, opportunity, and financial freedom to their employees, while also encouraging unattainable standards of beauty.