Posts tagged "body image"

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 15, 2015 - 5:40 pm

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…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

College Candy | November 20, 2014 - 11:45 am

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…

Katie Oldenburg | November 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Huffington Post Women | November 3, 2014 - 1:15 pm

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…

Alyson Penn | October 29, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | October 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Claire Hannum | September 25, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

Claire Hannum | September 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Fashion Blogger Dana Suchow Gets Real About Photoshopping Her Images

Last week, Dana Suchow of the fashion blog Do The Hot Pants shared with her readers that she’d used Photoshop in the past to alter some of her self portraits. She…

Claire Hannum | August 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

17 Awkward Things That Happen To Tall Girls

Ask any tall girl, and she will tell you that going out can get awkward. Whether it’s your heels that make you the height of a professional basketball player, guys…

Pop Sugar | August 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

ModCloth Vows Transparency On Photoshopping Its Models

This week, the retro fashion shopping site ModCloth made a public commitment to transparency in the media by signing a pledge let customers know if they Photoshop their models.

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that…

Claire Hannum | August 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Mirror, Mirror: “Fat” And “Ugly” Aren’t The Only Body Issues Women Have

I have a friend who does bodywork — massage and chiropractic, basically — who is helping me to get through marathon training. This happens to be the same friend who’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of…

Cracked | August 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

Okay, I’ll Just Say It: Some Curvy Women Do Want Their Attractiveness Validated By Men

We all know pop culture doesn’t always depict average people’s lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn’t much reflect…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Rant: My Boobs Are Not A Threat To Your Marriage

Recently blogger Lauren of Apples and Band-Aids caused an uproar among bloggers when she wrote a post claiming that racy social media images by sexy female strangers were a threat…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | July 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Anatomically Correct Vagina Underwear Might Come In Handy Actually

British student/artist Eleanor Beth Haswell, 18, made the anatomically correct underthings as part of her senior high school project called “Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy,” about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 22, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Sharon Stone’s Ass Is A Fine Triple Crème Brie

“I haven’t worked out in a couple of months because I just didn’t feel like it. But now I’m going on vacation and I know what they’re going to…

Claire Hannum | July 15, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why You Should Really Look At Yourself

Here are all the things I know about my body: My angular face no longer gains weight at the same rate that the rest of my body does, so when…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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