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Mirror, Mirror: Permission To Eat

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Mirror, Mirror: Permission To Eat

I eat my secret cookies in the middle of the night. There is something clandestine, furtive about my stealthy trip to the kitchen, long after the world has gone to sleep. I am mostly asleep myself, I reason. This is hardly even happening. I can’t help it, it’s not my fault, I don’t even know what I am doing. These cookies don’t even count!

There is evidence in the morning — a cookie or two missing. We won’t speak of it. Who can remember what happened during the dead stretch between the dregs of the night and the pale creep of dawn? I can’t!

But wait a second.

What is really wrong with eating a cookie or two? What makes it an act of quiet self-deception? What about it requires sneaking?

I’ll be blunt. I mean, that’s why I’m writing this — to be blunt and confessional for a moment because I think that’s really the only way to address this sort of thing.

In my head, there is this eternal, infernal, absolutely obnoxious connection between food and failure. And you may find this next statement ridiculous, but: I think I’m actually pretty healthy about food. Keep reading »

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

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  • Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such a warped image of women’s bodies. [xoJane]
  • A Christian college in Pennsylvania can exclude the morning-after pill and birth control from the college health plan, a court ruled yesterday. [Chronicle Of Higher Education]
  • Our Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes on the scary-ass anti-abortion bills eking their way through the Texas legislature. [RH Reality Check]
  • Ladies lie about rape for money, says this guy. [Feministing]
  • Nothing says “pro life” quite like auctioning off assault rifles! [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Victoria’s Secret Protesters Strip Down For Body Diversity

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Bikini Body Truths
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Summer Body Image
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This weekend in San Francisco, the organization About-Face hosted a protest where participants shed their clothing in front of Victoria’s Secret as a statement against the company’s exclusive use of unrealistic body images. In just bras and underwear, the protesters bared their real human bodies proudly to the world while holding signs with phrases like “I pledge to love my body.”

About-Face is a San Francisco-based organization that works to “equip women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image.” This particular demonstration, which was mostly planned over Facebook, sought to inspire women and girls everywhere to be proud of their real bodies and not to be affected by unrealistically flawless body images that Victoria’s Secret sets as the expectation. [Huffington PostPolicy Mic]

Melissa McCarthy On Movie Critic Who Called Her A Hippo: “Really?”

"Hippo" Slur
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Asshat movie critic calls Melissa McCarthy a "hippo." Read More »
Hippo-Gate
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On Melissa McCarthy and the movie critic who called her a "hippo." Read More »
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  • “Really? Why would someone OK that?” That was Melissa McCarthy’s response to a New York Observer movie critic who called her a “hippo” in his review of one of McCarthy’s films. Had she been younger when she read such a comment, the 42-year-old actress said, “It may have crushed me.” [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan checked out of rehab at Betty Ford after 30 days of R&R. That’s 29 days more than we expected. [TMZ]
  • One Direction nail polish, in partnership with nail polish emporium Office Depot, will help fund an anti-bullying education program. [World Of Wonder]
  • A real-life psychiatrist analyzes “Mad Men”‘s traumatized Sally Draper. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

The Way To Stop Bullying Is Not Through “Diet And Exercise”

Friends & Body Image
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How your friend's body image can impact you. Read More »
A&F Is Anti-Bullying?
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Abercrombie goes on the anti-bullying offensive. Read More »
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Jonah Mowry's anti-bullying video. Watch »
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I get approximately 5,000 pitches a day from people who are trying to get me to tell you guys about boob stickers, or breath mints, or Cash Warren’s boat shoes (seriously just got this one). I mostly ignore them unless I think the product or service is going to be of some use to you. Often, PR people will send us pitches that are super far afield of what The Frisky is about, and I usually just delete them. But then I got the following pitch, and man, I just had to share. Keep reading »

Two Different Women’s Magazines, Two Years Apart

Bikini Body Truths
Bikini Body
Six "bikini body" truths to remember this summer. Read More »
Women's Mag Lessons
20 things mags taught us that scarred us for life! Read More »
Bikini Fears
We freak out over too many things each swimsuit season. Read More »
Summer Body Image
How summer clothes bring up my insecurities. Read More »

As we know all too well, it’s bikini body season, which means it’s time to grab a copy of your favorite women’s fitness magazine and get the scoop on all the latest, totally fresh tips and advice on everything from flat abs to hot sex! But hey, wait a second. Those two covers sure look a lot alike, don’t they? Would you believe they are two totally different magazines that were published two years apart? Because they are. Sigh. Some things — and by “things,” I mean “women’s magazines” — never change. [Reddit]

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