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New Dressing Room Mirrors Make You Think You’re Skinny

New Dressing Room Mirrors Make You Look 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 to think my addiction to shopping is healthy… it forces me to work out, so I don’t look beyond hideous standing in the dressing room glare.

The next time you’re in a dressing room questioning everything (and searching for tweezers, because you suddenly realize your brows are long overdue for waxing), take some time to wonder if the mirror in question is magical. If you’re shopping and an outfit makes you look particularly teeny tiny, “The Skinny Mirror” might be in play. Read more on College Candy…

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

New Movie Perpetuates Body Shaming By Casting Pretty Actress As "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" & Coining New Term "The DUFF"
Fat And Ugly, They Are Not

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 as there’s no mistaking the messages they’re sending. Keep reading »

Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines Look Utterly Fabulous

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 like if they had more realistic physical proportions. After all, since these characters are supposed to represent people in films made for children, they should probably look more like real people, right? Read more on Huffington Post Women…

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

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 shit? There is nothing more boring and fruitless than a woman lamenting the fact that her stomach is round.”

Well, damn. Keep reading »

Shop Your Way To A Thigh Gap!

Thigh Gap
Painfully Funny, In More Ways Than One

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 help of a wooden rod, and for only $69.99! Bleak, isn’t? Let’s put the thigh gap trend to rest already! [Cosmopolitan]

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 years, tabloids have been super cruel to Jessica Simpson over her fluctuating weight. Having two babies changed her shape, and when Matt Lauer talked to her about it on “Today,” he (kind of rudely) asked whether she felt extra pressure to lose baby weight because she “had been known as a sex symbol for so long.” Jessica didn’t see things that way at all: Keep reading »

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