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

Ideal Female Body Types
3,000 Years In The Making!

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 types as trends, though that’s exactly how it’s played out over the years — bodies aren’t sweaters you can replace every season to adapt, they’re what you’re born with! All the more reason to love our bodies just as they are, regardless of what era we live in! [Greatist]

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

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  • 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] Keep reading »

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

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 the things I appreciated right away is that he didn’t hesitate to call himself “fat.” Why would he? For him it’s a description, not an epithet. That alone was startling to me, having dated my share of men and women who were far from accepting of their bodies. Keep reading »

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…

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