Posts tagged "body image"

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…

Rachel Krause | October 1, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“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…

Claire Hannum | October 1, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | September 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | September 16, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

BBW Kristy Love Massages Customers With Her 48NN Breasts For A Living

We’ve all got to pay rent somehow. Kristy Love from Atlanta, Georgia, uses her 48NN boobs — but not the way you think. Love is a “busty masseuse” who smothers…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 3:30 pm

The Wolf In The Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

It wasn’t long ago that Special K was selling us on the idea that we could “drop a jean size in two weeks” by replacing meals with cereal, shakes and…

Claire Mysko | September 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Being Thin Doesn’t Spare You From Body Snarking

When I was a chubby nine-year-old, I worked up the nerve to ask my crush to “go out” with me. Well, I didn’t ask him. I sent of my friends…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Those Before/After Fitness Pictures Are A Big, Fat Lie

You might have already expected as much, but those before/after picture for the supplements that claim to help you drop 30 pounds in 30 days or give you an overnight…

Ami Angelowicz | August 23, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Why I Threw Away All Of My Lingerie

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

I threw away all my underwear today. Scratch that. Today, I threw away all of my underwear that would be classified…

Emily Heist Moss | August 21, 2013 - 11:00 am

Absolutely Not: Weight-Loss Tapeworms Can’t Become A Thing

I think we can all agree that the society’s issues with weight and body image have reached rock, rock, rock bottom when women are purposefully ingesting tapeworms to shed pounds.

Ami Angelowicz | August 20, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Girl Talk: How Having Sex With A Fat Guy Changed Me

One of my clearest memories is of sitting in a diner with my mom and a family friend when I was a kid. I’d just ordered a chocolate milkshake (a…

Molly Ren | August 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Does Lululemon Favor Its Skinny Customers?

Although Abercrombie & Fitch has been hit hard with criticism for not carrying larger sizes in stores, they’re far from the only company ignoring the plus-size customer base. We already…

Mary Odell | July 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm

All Of My Body Image Issues Summed Up Neatly Into One Hilarious Drawing

When it comes to judging — or rather, assessing — the appearance, weight, and other such physical attributes of People That Are Not Me, I am forgiving to the point…

Rachel Krause | July 31, 2013 - 9:40 am

The Man With The “Smallest Penis In Brooklyn” Just Wants Us All To Love Our Junk

This weekend, 27-year-old Nick Gilronan won the title of “Smallest Penis In Brooklyn” and the $200 prize that came along with it. But don’t be feeling bad for this single…

Ami Angelowicz | July 22, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why You Should Take More Selfies

I am trying to be a little more organized, since I’m going to have a baby in about five minutes, and in honor of this effort, I sat down to…

Kate Fridkis | July 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

Is Barbie On The Decline?

Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

True Story: I Let My Boyfriend (John DeVore) Talk Me Into Doing A Juice Cleanse

I was halfway through my third fried fish taco at Highland Café in northeast Los Angeles before I realized what I’d done.

“Oh, crap,” I said aloud. A…

Sara Benincasa | July 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Family Beauty

My husband’s grandmother looked like a movie star when she was young. You should see the pictures! There’s one of her perched on a rock in her bathing suit, and…

Kate Fridkis | July 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Barbie Gets A Beautifully Average Body Makeover

A couple months ago, we saw an artist’s rendition of what Barbie might look like without makeup (and a few nights of no sleep). Now artist Nickolay Lamm has created

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm
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