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50 Reasons You Are Beautiful

When legendary sex symbol Bo Derek appeared on Oprah a few months ago, Oprah kept pressing her to tell the world something profound about being a beautiful woman, and Bo…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Watch The “Dark Girls” Documentary Trailer

The trailer for “Dark Girls,” a new documentary about black women and their skin tone, had me in tears by the end. “Dark Girls” examines racism and colorism…

Jessica Wakeman |

Meghan McCain Lashes Back At Glenn Beck For Fat-Shaming

Dang it, Meghan McCain is really making me like her! The conservative up-and-comer visited “The Tonight Show” on Monday and spoke out about vile Glenn Beck, who devoted

Jessica Wakeman |

17-Year-Old Zooey Deschanel Wrote An Angry Letter To Vogue

There are feminists in Hollywood after all: the Tumblr blog WellsBones unearthed a letter Vogue published written by a 17-year-old Zooey Deschanel, long before she was famous. Without context, I…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets About “Feeling Fat”

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri tweeted that she’s “tired of looking and feeling fat.” Is it cool and relatable that even senators feel fat sometimes? Or sad that one of…

Jessica Wakeman |

Glenn Beck Calls “Naked” Meghan McCain Fat, Fake Barfs On Air, Suggests She Wear A Burqa

Glenn Beck’s gone on a juvenile, woman-shaming, fat-hating rant against Meghan McCain and it’s one of the most hurtful, sexist things I’ve ever heard in my life. Meghan…

Jessica Wakeman |

iAugment App Shows How Your Boobs Would Look After Breast Implants

Wondering what would your breasts look like if they were bigger? There’s an app for that! iAugment is a Photoshop-style iPhone app that uses a 3D pic of your chest…

Jessica Wakeman |

On Men Who Like Fat Chicks

“Guys Who Like Fat Chicks.”

I assumed the worst when I read that headline. Can you blame me? As I started to read the Village Voice article about men…

Jessica Wakeman |

Jennifer Lawrence Would Rather Be Chubby Than “Look Like A Scarecrow”

“I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look. I’m really sick of all these actresses looking like birds… I’d rather…

Jessica Wakeman |

Jennifer Hudson Loved Her Old Body, Too

“I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago. I didn’t have any problem…

Ami Angelowicz |

Syndrome Of The Day: Midlife Mirror Angst Syndrome

Another day, another affliction that women suffer from. Today it’s Midlife Mirror Angst Syndrome which, according to a new study, is a syndrome that 90 percent of women in their…

Ami Angelowicz |

Lea And Dianna Get Gossip And Drama, While Amber Shows Girls How To Love Their Bodies

It’s totally cool that Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Amber Riley are all sharing the May 2011 cover of Marie Claire and getting their own separate individual covers — for…

Jessica Wakeman |

Khloe Kardashian Talks Being “The Ugly Sister”

“I’m the ugly sister. I’m the fat one. I’m the transvestite. I have had those mean things said about me at least twice a day for the last five years.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Dear Wendy Updates: “Weight Issues” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry |

Women Who Need Lots Of Attention Post Lots Of Facebook Photos

According to a new study, it’s not difficult to spot the most attention hungry, insecure women on Facebook and your other favorite social networking sites. You already know who they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Our Bodies Are No Longer Fruit-Shaped

New research has shown that women would prefer their bodies be referred to as great works of art rather than pieces of fruit. They needed to do a study…

Ami Angelowicz |

Guy Talk: What’s Wrong With Men’s Bodies?

Like countless American children, I grew up hearing the nursery rhyme that claimed that little boys were made of “snips and snails and puppy-dog tails” while girls were “sugar and…

Hugo Schwyzer |

Kate Winslet Was Called “Blubber” As A Kid

“[I was called “blubber”] between the ages of 8 and 11. Looking back on it, I really wasn’t that heavy. I was just stockier than the other sporty, whippy-looking kids.

Jessica Wakeman |

Even The Fashion Industry Complains About The Beauty Standards Of The Fashion Industry

You and I aren’t the only ones wondering why “high fashion” fetishizes the gamine, undernourished look of 14-year-old girls fresh OTB from Belarus: recently, two insiders from the heart of…

Jessica Wakeman |
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