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Samantha Armytage Calls Out Press For “Trying To Bully Me Into An Eating Disorder,” Drama Ensues

Sam Armytage
"It’s Cowardly And Mean"

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph published an article about Australian morning television host Samantha Armytage. The article tried to frame itself as being about her struggling new makeover show, “Bringing Sexy Back,” but it really served as an aggressive personal attack on Armytage’s body. It included a slew of dated, unflattering paparazzi photos, with captions like “comfy womfy,” criticizing her off-duty clothing choices. In actuality, the photo spread doesn’t seem to be about the clothes so much as it’s about exploiting the least flattering angles the publication could find of Armytage and bashing her body. Keep reading »

Fashion Blogger Dana Suchow Gets Real About Photoshopping Her Images

Dana Suchow

Last week, Dana Suchow of the fashion blog Do The Hot Pants shared with her readers that she’d used Photoshop in the past to alter some of her self portraits. She posted a slew of unretouched photos, pointing out where she’d previously shaved a few inches off her stomach or brightened her skin. She wrote:

“In my ongoing mission to lift the veil that is currently suffocating us women, I realized that I, Hotpants, haven’t been entirely truthful with you…because I want to be as transparent with you as possible, I’ve decided to expose the instances where I used photoshop to distort and change my body. I know it might only look like an inch or 2 removed from my waist, or a couple zits blurred here and there, but my stomach and my skin have been huge insecurities for me my entire life. So me revealing these images to you are a HUGE DEAL 4 ME & not to be taken lightly. I’m putting my flaws out there, as little or as big as they seem, so please respect that this isn’t easy for anyone.”

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17 Awkward Things That Happen To Tall Girls

Awkward Tall Woman Moments

Ask any tall girl, and she will tell you that going out can get awkward. Whether it’s your heels that make you the height of a professional basketball player, guys who come to your shoulder, or the perpetual squat you hold to talk to people, being tall comes with its fair share of uncomfortable situations. Yes, we love being tall — for the style advantages alone — but it’s hard not to squirm when you have to lean down to talk to a guy. Click to see if you (or any of your tall friends) have ever experienced any of these things on TresSugar…

ModCloth Vows Transparency On Photoshopping Its Models

modcloth photoshopping

This week, the retro fashion shopping site ModCloth made a public commitment to transparency in the media by signing a pledge let customers know if they Photoshop their models.

The Heroes Pledge for Advertisers, which is a campaign of the Brave Girls Alliance, asks companies to commit to informing users if they tangibly alter a model’s appearance in any way, reading: Keep reading »

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Unbelievable

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that was bold even for him: he said he couldn’t take Michelle Obama’s school nutrition campaign seriously because she needs to “drop a few” pounds.

Yes, he just called the First Lady — this First Lady — fat. Keep reading »

Mirror, Mirror: “Fat” And “Ugly” Aren’t The Only Body Issues Women Have

Mirror, Mirror: "Fat" And "Ugly" Aren't The Only Body Issues Women Have
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My Hand Tattoos Don't Hold Me Back
The YOLO tattooed on my hand doesn't hold me back. Read More »

I have a friend who does bodywork — massage and chiropractic, basically — who is helping me to get through marathon training. This happens to be the same friend who’s training me in practical self-defense and who knows all about my traumas.

When he was working on my quads last week, I instinctively did what I always instinctively do — tensed up. “Agh, I hate having my thighs worked on,” I said.

“Yes, I’m aware of your safeguards,” he said.

“No, it just tickles.”

“Well, some people have physical safeguards and emotional safeguards. Just relax.”

And, it being for the benefit of my tired legs, I did. But it got me thinking about something I’ve been mulling over since I wrote about posting on Reddit’s GoneWild forum and my new approach to body image. Some of the feedback that I got was that I was unconvincing as far as my body positivity went, and that the GW posting would’ve been more interesting if I had been more upfront about overcoming body issues. Reading that made me think, Well, what if some women just don’t really have big problems with the way our bodies look? Keep reading »

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