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Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

Ideal Female Body Types
3,000 Years In The Making!

In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today’s (impossible) beauty standards may seem like they’re here to stay, but they’ve changed in the past and will undoubtedly evolve again. It’s cringey to think of desired body types as trends, though that’s exactly how it’s played out over the years — bodies aren’t sweaters you can replace every season to adapt, they’re what you’re born with! All the more reason to love our bodies just as they are, regardless of what era we live in! [Greatist]

Tess Holliday Is Now The Largest Plus-Size Model To Sign With A Major Agency

Plus-size model Tess Holliday (also known as Tess Munster) signed with MiLK Model Management last week, making her the first model of her height and size to be signed to a major agency. While it’s frustrating to live in a world in which it’s this rare for a beautiful woman to be hired as a model despite not sharing a body type with Kate Moss, this is a kickass milestone. Holliday gets us one step closer to a society where agency moves like this are just the norm. In 2013, Holliday launched the body positive #effyourbeautystandards social media movement, which catapulted her to online fame and encouraged thousands of women to recognize the beauty in their own bodies. Keep reading »

Trans Teenager Leelah Alcorn’s Funeral Had To Be Moved Following Threats Against Her Family

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  • The funeral for Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who committed suicide last week, had to be moved after her family started receiving threats. [Cosmopolitan]
  • One of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s grand jurors is suing the prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, for botching the case. [RawStory]
  • “Skinny” health insurance plans that allow employers to short their workers on coverage are falling through one of Obamacare’s loopholes. [VICE] Keep reading »

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

  • Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
  • #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
  • The KKK is threatening lethal force on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pending the Grand Jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Fitness Vlogger John David Glaude Bravely Bares His Loose Skin

Seriously, That Takes A Lot Of Courage

Fitness vlogger John David Glaude of the YouTube channel Obese to Beast has lost 160 pounds since he started getting into fitness, and that’s come with a side effect he didn’t originally expect: A lot of loose skin. It’s a predictable result of extreme weight loss, but not one that’s been well-documented in American culture.

Glaude wanted to do his part to change that, so this weekend he posted a vlog titled “My Biggest Insecurity: Loose Skin.” In it, he demonstrates some of the ways he creates the illusion of not having loose skin, and shows the areas of his body that were the most effected by the extreme weight loss – his arms, chest, stomach, and thighs. You can hear an anxiety in his voice that isn’t present in his other videos while he’s undressing and explaining how he hides the skin, what he does to feel comfortable in public, and how he’s felt about the way his body looks unclothed. Keep reading »

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

Senator Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor
  • White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
  • Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
  • Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying. [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »
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