Posts tagged "body image"

This Incredible Shrinking Jennifer Lawrence GIF Is Depressing As Hell

This Flare magazine cover is actually a couple years old, but a GIF showing the unretouched photo of Jennifer Lawrence getting shrunk down into the final cover image is currently making the rounds. Stuff like this depresses me so much. The section of her torso they shaved down i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 17, 2013

The Soapbox: On “Pretty Hurts” & Beyonce’s Critique Of Airbrushed Beauty Culture

Three or so days in, I've listened to Beyonce's new, self-titled record straight through at least a dozen times. I say with all seriousness that I believe it is her masterpiece, one of those increasingly rare albums in which every track is essential to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2013

10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous "Oh my God this is my life" chuckle. For those of us who eat our feelings or struggle with…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 16, 2013

Brilliant Photoshop Project Shows That “Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep”

Art student Anna Hill, 24, has been using Photoshop for over a decade and knows exactly how much magazine images are digitally altered to achieve that "better than perfect" look. To illustrate this disturbing fact of modern day media, she turned her Photoshop skills on her own self portraits to create a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 13, 2013

Watch This: Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities Challenge Fashion Industry’s Definition of “The Perfect Body”

The traditional body shape of store mannequins is so restrictive and unchanging that a Swedish store's decision to display a curvy mannequin was enough to cause an uproar. It's rare enough for people with "average" bodies to see themselves represented in the fashion industry, but for people with disabilities, the chances of seeing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: Letting Go Of Celebrity Body Comparisons

I think everyone who writes about body image has a blind spot or a subject that makes them feel a bit hypocritical. After all, most of us haven't gotten the whole "Love your body exactly as it is 100 percent of the time no matter what" thing down yet, and although we might…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 5, 2013

Dater X: What You See Is What You Get

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND. I was so busy complaining about being stuck in the single slog, that I failed to mention I’ve been casually chatting with a nice gentleman on OKCupid. I try not to…
By: Dater X / December 4, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: How Do You Not Hate Your Body On A Holiday That’s All About Eating?

I love Thanksgiving - and I can’t wait to fly back to the Midwest this week to celebrate with relatives - but I have somewhat of a turbulent history with the holiday. My parents’ divorce has made me less than eager to head home and face splintered celebrations spread over three different households. One…
By: Claire Hannum / November 28, 2013

Watch This: Amber Riley Wins “Dancing With The Stars,” Has Some Inspiring Words For Women

The gorgeous, ebullient, and crazy-talented Amber Riley won "Dancing With The Stars" last night with her partner Derek Hough. Anyone who watched Amber's energetic performances knows her win was well deserved, but I especially loved what she had to say to all her female fans who rooted for her this season:…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

Miranda Lambert Addresses Weight Loss Rumors In True Miranda Lambert Fashion

"Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me… I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 26, 2013

True Story: A Photoshopping Site Stole My Selfie Off Instagram And Gave Me A “Makeover” [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 5:40p.m.: @photoshop_fantasy has issued an apology on their Instagram page, although it appears all the same images are still up : Hello lovely followers! We want to apologize for the inconveniences this account has caused with the unadvised photoshops. We deleted them and promise to not do these again without permission. What…
By: Carrie Nelson / November 26, 2013

This Burlesque Performance Says “No More” To Negative Body Image

New York city performer Amanda Trusty is no stranger to the scrutiny the entertainment industry feels entitled to when it comes to women's bodies. In a (semi-NSFW) burlesque performance at a benefit for Hawaii Island Gay Pride, Amanda refuses to take that criticism any longer. Set to Katy Perry's "Roar," she finds a way to…
By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2013

Female Olympic Athletes Come In All Shapes And Sizes

125 Olympic athletes were photographed by Howard Schatz to exemplify body diversity in even the most fine tuned of human forms. A woman’s body is a personal thing that has historically been made public. Whether that objectification comes from the male gaze or the mainstream media, many times our bodies can feel like they’re constantly under…
By: College Candy / November 16, 2013

Here Are Some New Body Parts That We’re Apparently Supposed To Be Worried About

In case you weren’t already too busy pondering the non-issues that are your alleged cankles or love handles, UK’s Guardian has presented us with a handy list of the latest slew of random female body parts the tabloids have taken to gawking at. It kind of seems like pop culture's sole mission is to…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

Melissa McCarthy Thinks Your Outrage Over Her Wearing A Jacket On The Cover Of Elle Was Ridiculous

Last month, Melissa McCarthy appeared on the cover of ELLE magazine wearing a long, grey coat over a little black dress. But that jacket wasn't just a jacket. It was a jacket some in the blogosphere attributed to a "fuck you" on the magazine's part to women of McCarthy'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

Jessica Simpson Doesn’t Want To Pass Her Body Image Issues On To Her Daughter

"My pregnancy with Maxwell, specifically because she is a girl, made me realize that I wouldn’t be able to protect her from everything I had been through as a woman. I wonder each day how I can shield her not only from the critics in the world, but from the criticism we all dole out…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 1, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: I Am Sexier As A Mom

I figured that after I had a baby my body would be like a soldier after war, with the proud, annoying battle scars that have a good story but don’t dress up well. A few things went differently than expected: I had a real baby, which i…
By: Kate Fridkis / October 29, 2013

Awful Boyfriend Bribes Woman To Lose Weight With A Wedding Ring

In an upcoming episode of "Katie," formerly plus-sized women get sweet revenge on the people who fat-shamed them. In this clip, single gal Jennifer Tippie talks about the ex-boyfriend who told her that if she got down to 140 pounds, he would put a ring on her finger because, ya know,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2013

Rebel Wilson Doesn’t Care What She Looks Like And That’s A Very Good Thing

It is time to have a serious conversation about just how amazing Rebel Wilson really is. She has a law degree and an arts degree, proving that she's one smart cookie.  Most importantly, she has a refreshing lack of vanity in an industry where vanity is a pre-requisite. There are a lot of misleading and…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 17, 2013

Massage Therapist Reveals What The Human Body Really Looks Like Naked

Nobody, not even Miranda Kerr or Gisele Bundchen, loves every single inch of what their body looks like naked. Why is that? The saddest thing in the world is that we all get our ideas about what the naked human form "should" look like from Photoshopped, expertly lit, heavily made-up images that aren't even close…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013
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