Posts tagged "body image"

Why You Should Give Sara Benincasa Money To “Focus Group” Her Own Body

The comedian's short film concept is so revelatory that after just one week, the film has raised two-thirds (as of publication) of its $9,000 dollar budget on Kickstarter.
By: Leah Prinzivalli / March 25, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Lizzie Velasquez’s SXSW Anti-Bullying Film Should Be Required Viewing

Born with a syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, 26-year-old Lizzie Velasquez endured painful bullying as a child over her unique appearance. When she was a teenager, she discovered that someone on YouTube had senselessly called her "the world's ugliest woman." This set Lizzie on a determined path to see people treat one another with more kindness,…
By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

Check Out The Video For Meghan Trainor’s Narcissist Anthem, “Dear Future Husband!” (Or Don’t)

Maybe Meghan Trainor can come over in her PVC maid outfit and scrub the puke off my floors?
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Babies Should Hate Their Thighs, That’s Normal, LMAO (Not)

Oh, the scent of dumb bullshit in the morning. Today, it’s this adorable onesie from Wrybaby that reads “I hate my thighs” and is presumably targeted at baby girls. Because there’s nothing like parents projecting their own body insecurities and our culture’s unrealistic expectations of women’s bodies onto infants who can’t speak yet, don’t…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shamer Gleefully Defends Her Commentary

Can someone shut this bitch up already? Journalist Katie Hopkins became "the most hated woman in Britain" when she sent out some nasty Twitter commentary on Kelly Clarkson's weight this week, and now she's gone on something of a mini-media tour, digging herself an even deeper hole while making bank off her own attitude…
By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2015

If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me: Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it's shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol. — IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 19, 2015 I never thought I’d say…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

This Small Penis Party Kind Of Sounds Like A Blast

Ant Smith is a crusader for small-penis acceptance and that is fucking boss, if you ask me. After several months of performing his small penis anthem “Shorty” at open mics and gathering other men’s performances on his blog, he’s organizing a “Big Small Penis Party” in London, to take place o…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015

What Are We Feeling When We’re Feeling “Fat”?

Remember the “fat is not a feeling” hashtag? The phrase has been around for a long time, but it trended as a hashtag last October, when Facebook added “fat” to their “feeling” statuses, complete with a smiling face with implied double-chin and rosy, cherubic cheeks. I mean, it’s a cute little emoticon, but it…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today's (impossible) beauty standards may seem like they're here to stay, but they've changed in the past and will undoubtedly evolve again. It's cringey to think of desired body type…
By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL] Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman] The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

What I’ve Learned About Size And Body Image By Dating A Fat Man

I thought I’d dealt with most of my body image issues before I started dating my current boyfriend. But during the three years we've been together, he’s taught me a lot about size, fatness and self-care. How? By being fat and unapologetic. My boyfriend weighs over 300 pounds, and one of…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / November 22, 2014

New Dressing Room Mirrors Make You Think You’re Skinny

There’s a new company making dressing room mirrors that will convince you you’re skinnier than you actually are. 10 pounds lighter, to be exact. I’ve seen myself in that neon lighting, and it definitely isn’t the most flattering, so I can’t say I’d be completely averse to looking cuter while shopping. That’s why I like…
By: College Candy / November 20, 2014

New Movie Perpetuates Body Shaming By Casting Pretty Actress As “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” & Coining New Term “The DUFF”

I have quite a few problems with the upcoming movie "The DUFF." I'm not usually much of a film critic -- so long as I'm entertained, I'm usually happy. Movies are interpreted differently by different people because that's what creative expression is all about, but after seeing the trailer for "The DUFF," I'm downright angry…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 19, 2014

Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines Look Utterly Fabulous

What if Disney princesses had realistic waistlines? Well, they would look pretty fab. No doubt about it. Buzzfeed's Loryn Brantz decided to digitally edit six famous ladies -- Ariel ("The Little Mermaid"), Pocahontas ("Pocahontas"), Jasmine ("Aladdin"), Belle ("Beauty and the Beast"), Aurora ("Sleeping Beauty") and Elsa ("Frozen") -- to show what the cartoon heroines would look…
By: Huffington Post Women / November 3, 2014

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

If you’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things, the collection of responses by The Rumpus' self-help columnist "Sugar," aka Wild author Cheryl Strayed, you’ll probably recognize this quote: "Stop worrying about whether you’re fat. You’re not fat. Or rather, you’re sometimes a little bit fat, but who gives a…
By: Alyson Penn / October 29, 2014

Shop Your Way To A Thigh Gap!

We have comedy team Just Boobs Sketch to thank for this great parody of the extreme measures women are expected to take to adhere to modern beauty standards. As part of the group's mission to #EndThighGap, the comedy ladies peddle us a fictional pair of jeans that will widen thigh gaps with the hel…
By: Claire Hannum / October 10, 2014

Jessica Simpson Is Embracing Body Positivity These Days

"If anything, it empowered me to rise above and stand up for all the women out there that do have trouble losing the weight and it just wasn't really my priority to please the public and make them feel like I'm supposed to be looking like I did when I was 25." These past few…
By: Claire Hannum / September 25, 2014

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

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 captio…
By: Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014
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