Posts tagged "body image"

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 we did…

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 find more…

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’s girth. Bloggers assumed that the plus-size…

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 is sort of impossible to imagine beforehand…

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, he really wanted to…

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013

Fiona Apple Speaks Out On Being Heckled About Her Appearance

“She hurt my feelings. I don’t think what I look like is relevant. And by the way, this whole ‘unhealthy’ thing has me baffled. It’s really confusing to me why anyone would have an opinion about that … It’s really disappointing. I can’t laugh—I’m an emotional person. … It’s a sensitive subject because it’s not something that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

Kristen Bell Has No Interest In Your “Body After Baby” Narrative

“The secret to body after baby is flushing down the toilet every notion of body after baby. Honestly! … I made a commitment to not allow my narrative for the year after having a baby to be about my weight. And I think that freed me up and it made me less concerned with all the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2013

Mindy Kaling Has An Amazing Answer To All Those Dumb Questions About Her Confidence

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2013

Debate This: Do Plastic Surgery Tips Belong In Fashion Magazines?

I was absentmindedly flipping through the massive October issue of InStyle magazine over the weekend when I paused on a page in the “Beauty At Any Age” section. Titled, “Pucker Up! Secrets To Full, Smooth Lips,” the page included recommendations for skincare products and lip gloss for women of different ages. Pretty standard fashion magazine fodder.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 2, 2013

Girl Talk: On The Bride’s Body

If you are a bride, you pose for a lot of photos.

You pose for photos to announce your engagement. You pose for photos at your bachelorette party. You pose for photos at your shower. You pose for photos with your groom-to-be, and with your best friends, and with your family, and with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

New York City Department Of Health Launches New NYC Girls Project

In the twelve years that Mayor Bloomberg has presided over New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (srsly, that’s for real, MENTAL HYGIENE) has been responsible for quite a few not always-well-received ad campaigns. The words “controversial” and occasionally “insensitive” come to mind — hello, human fat being poured out of a

By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

“Chipmunk Cheeks” Are The New Way To Look Young

Remember in middle school when you thought you had “chipmunk cheeks” and hated yourself for it? Well, your face was prime real estate! Celebrities are paying upwards of $1,000 a pop for cherubic contours like yours. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, “baby face” becomes your personal fountain of youth when you start to get older…

By: Claire Hannum / October 1, 2013

Let’s Not Sexualize Baby Onesies, Mmmkay?

Just when you thought humanity wasn’t headed down the shitter after all, novelty store It’Sugar thought it would be a fun idea to sell baby clothes with creepy sexual statements emblazoned on the front of them. Phrases like “hung like a preschooler”, “I’m proof my mommy puts out,” and “does this diaper make my butt

By: Claire Hannum / September 18, 2013

And The Victoria’s Secret “Sexiest Curves” Award Exists Why?

I try to restrain myself from straying too far down the rabbit hole of the vaguely dehumanizing, inherently anti-feminist fuckery that is Victoria’s Secret, but that was before I knew they gave out a “Sexiest Curves” trophy. Sure, if they simply must do it, I’m glad they decided to give it to Shakira, a wildly…

By: Rachel Krause / September 16, 2013

10 Better Body Affirmations For Young Women

The sad truth is that body snarking may not ever end. The pressure to look a certain way may just continue to get worse. The eating disorders and thinking disorders that accompany poor body image may keep spiraling out of control. The disconnection and hatred women feel for their bodies may only grow stronger. The…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 11, 2013
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