Posts tagged "body image"

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 to her marriage. To wit: When your bare shoulders and stretchmark-less bellies and tanned legs pop up, I not only worry…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / July 25, 2014

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 the ways in which women are scared and uncomfortable with their own bodies. But as some of the reaction to the underwear, which labels the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2014

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 do — [the tabloids] are going to put a circle around my ass and do one of those crazy magnified pictures saying, 'What happened to her…
By: Claire Hannum / July 15, 2014

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 I gain weight my head looks smaller even though everything else looks about right in ratio to each other. I have proportionately very large thighs,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 11, 2014

The “Stop The Beauty Madness” Campaign Gets Real About The Value We Put On Appearance

Created by writers Robin Rice and Lisa Meade, the Stop The Beauty Madness campaign aims to shake women out of the belief that they are not beautiful and to wake us up to the impossible aesthetic standards we're held up to. The ads, which can be seen here, state some not-so-pretty truths about…
By: Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Study Reveals “Three Fat-Shaming Moments Per Day” For Overweight Women

Overweight women experienced an average of "three fat-shaming moments per day," according to a new study published in the Journal Of Health Psychology. The study examined the psychological effects that bullying by fat-shaming has on women. Here are just a few fuckin' heartbreaking stories that women shared: "Boyfriend’s mother denied me access to food, also…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2014

Embrace Your Foxy Side With This Fresh Take On Boudoir Photos

How often do our partners — the good ones, anyway — attempt to convince us they find our bodies, flaws and all, sexy as hell? But sadly, most women struggle with insecurities about their bodies, which affects their confidence in life and their relationships. We want the lights off during sex, cover certain body part…
By: Tres Sugar / July 10, 2014

The Soapbox: Ciara’s “Inelegant” New Hairstyle And The Politics Of Black Hair

Saturday evening on her Instagram profile, R&B singer Ciara debuted a new hairstyle: waist-skimming loc extensions. The style, a temporary version of the loc-ed hair many Black people of all genders sport, sparked discussion both among fans and style outlets. One in particular, People magazine’s StyleWatch section, posted a story Tuesday…
By: Hannah Giorgis / July 9, 2014

How Not To Hate Your Body

Maybe you are a lady and you hate your body because you don't deserve to have control over it, according to the highest authority on law in the land. Or maybe you are a man and you hate your body because it doesn't look like what you see on TV or in pornzz…
By: Sara Benincasa / July 1, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Calls Out The Media Coverage Of Her Weight

"In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier ... [I] used to cry about things like, 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes.' I was an idiot. ... Sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2014

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Base” Is The Body Positive Anthem Of The Summer — And It’s FUN!

I love everything about Meghan Trainor's song "All ABout That Bass": it's catchy, it's body positive, and the retro outfits and set design are so adorable. I just want to jump inside the music video and shake my booty in a pastel A-line from ModCloth. And what's not to love about a summer anthem about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2014

True Story: I’m A Body Image Waffler

I recently signed up for six sessions with a personal trainer, LaMarcus, and told him my goals: get more toned and lose a few pounds. Then he weighed me. I clocked in at 125, and he asked me if that’s what I expected. “Yeah, but I’d prefer to be closer to 122,” I told him.
By: Emma Sarran / June 10, 2014

Here’s Michelle Obama’s Speech At Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

Michelle Obama spoke this weekend at the memorial service for beloved author Maya Angelou, who died on May 28 at age 86. Her tearful and touching speech remembers Angelou for celebrating Black women's beauty. "Oh, how desperately black girls needed that message," the First Lady said. "As a young woman, I needed that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Is Starting Her Own Clothing Line Because She Couldn’t Find Enough Trendy Clothes In Her Size

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no." Melissa McCarthy is starting her own plus-size clothing line, and she told Redbook that…
By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

So Much For Vanity Sizing: In Japan You Can Buy Clothes In Size “Fat”

This is a clothing label produced by a Japanese brand called, fittingly, Fatyo, which has opted to forgo the traditional sizing model of small, medium, large, and extra-large, and instead label clothing with "twitch," "skinny," "fat," and "jumbo." Well, these terms are definitely ... descriptive, if not particularly flattering. Would you ever buy a piece…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 5, 2014

Mommie Dearest: How Moms Talk About Their Bodies Matters

We’re on the cusp of "bikini season," if magazines in the grocery shore checkout line are to be believed. I'm sure you're familiar with the wide variety of products — ones that remove hair, ones that firm up jiggly thighs, ones that promise to burn stomach fat — which supposedly get a body ready for…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 30, 2014

5 Things That Happen When You Go A Month Without A Full-Length Mirror

When you move into a new house and you're busy and disorganized and don't live anywhere near a Target, sometimes intriguing social experiments arise out of nowhere. Case in point: I have lived in my new place for a month and still don't have a full-length mirror. I just haven't gotten around to buying one,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 23, 2014

Love Your Boobs, Everybody Else Does

Ladies (and gentlemen), let’s talk about boobs. Specifically, let’s talk about boob acceptance. Yes, I said it: boob acceptance. Because so many companies want us to feel bad about our boobs. The media is so ready to rate actresses based on cup size. Magazines tell small-chested ladies not to wear bandeau bathing suit to…
By: Almie Rose / May 22, 2014

Photoshopped Versions Of Famous Paintings Are Kind Of Terrifying

What would Botticelli's Birth of Venus look like if the star of the painting had been airbrushed? If famous works of art had been created today, they might have a whole different look. Lauren Wade, photo editor at TakePart, used GIFs to alter the body sizes of some of history's most beautiful portrayals of…
By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Help Make This Documentary About Loving Your Body A Reality

You may remember Australian mom Taryn Brumfitt from the unconventional "before and after" photos she released in 2013, which showcased her transition from an ultra-fit body-building physique to an equally beautiful post-baby body. The images went viral, and in the months since then, Brumfitt was inspired to create a documentary,…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014
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