Posts tagged "body image"

What Is “Bigorexia”?

Doctors in the UK are identifying a condition called muscle dysmorphic disorder, nicknamed “bigorexia” – an obsession some men have with becoming more muscular, bigger, and closer to an ideal “V” shape. It’s thought that 1 in 10 gymgoers might have the condition, which on its most extreme end has led some men

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 22, 2015

Thighbrows: The Stupidly Named “Trend” That Is At Least Inclusive And Body Positive

When I saw the headline “Are Thighbrows The New Thighgap?” on, my initial instinct was to roll my eyes heavenward and brace myself for a new stupidly named non “trend” celebrating some aspect of thinner bodies over heavier ones. What I found was indeed a stupidly named non trend, but celebrating an aspect of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2015

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court at Wimbledon and winning her second Grand Slam, the outrage had spread to Twitter, with many calling out the Grey Lady and sports journalist Be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

The NY Times Asked A Bunch Of White Female Tennis Players About Serena Williams’ Body

I’m by no means an actual tennis aficionado, but I love any and all displays of women proving how strong and powerful and bad ass they are, and Serena Williams exemplifies all those attributes and then some. Tomorrow, Williams is vying for the title at Wimbleton Wimbledon, and if she pulls it off, she’ll have…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2015

The Belly Button Challenge Is The Latest Feel-Bad Fad

“The idea is that if you can reach your belly-button from behind, it means you have a good figure. If not, you probably need to lose weight.” Oh.

Megan Reynolds / June 12, 2015

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.

Leah Prinzivalli / March 25, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

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,…

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?

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 know…

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 problem. She…

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 this,…

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 on March 7, if you…

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 made…

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…

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]…

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 the thing…

Rachel Kramer Bussel / November 22, 2014
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