Posts tagged "body shaming"

“Dear Fat People” YouTube Star Nicole Arbour Fired From Body-Positive Film

Don’t let the door hit your fat-shaming butt on the way out!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 11, 2015 - 11:10 am

Let Operation Harpoon Make You Feel Terrible About Your Body!

It came from the bowels of Reddit. …

Megan Reynolds | August 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Couderc: Lesbians And “Voluptuous” Women Shouldn’t Wear Herve Leger Dresses

Apparently every single lesbian in the world is too “butch” for Leger.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such…

Elizabeth Blumberg | July 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Body-Shaming Games Strike Again With The Collarbone Challenge

Remember just a week ago when users on Chinese social media site Weibo launched the belly button challenge? Well, they’ve come up with another Bizarro World way to prove that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Lauren Conrad Bans The Word “Skinny” From Her Website

This swimsuit season, Lauren Conrad has banned negative body talk on her website. She writes:
…Our June theme here on is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all

Claire Hannum | June 2, 2015 - 9:30 am

P!nk Will Have None Of Your Body-Shaming, Thank You Very Much

P!nk appeared at a cancer benefit on Saturday looking gorgeous in a beautiful black dress. Apparently, she also looked a few pounds heavier than she usually does (though I’m still failing…

Claire Hannum | April 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Those Body-Shaming Onesies Are Back — At NYU

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really gross baby snapsuits that were targeted specifically at female babies and read “I hate my thighs.” Now, Twitter’s found them –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Over A Thousand Women To Throw LA Dance Party For Bullied ‘Dancing Man’

The Internet has been great in 2015 so far. It seems as though we are coming to more of an understanding of how we can really use social media as…

Katrin Higher | March 8, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Lammily, The Average Size Barbie Doll, Does Spring Break Right

Spraaaaaang break, forever. …

Megan Reynolds | March 4, 2015 - 11:40 am

New Movie Perpetuates Body Shaming By Casting Pretty Actress As “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” & Coining New Term “The DUFF”

I have quite a few problems with the upcoming movie “The DUFF.” I’m not usually much of a film critic — so long as I’m entertained, I’m usually happy. Movies…

Katie Oldenburg | November 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

If you’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things, the collection of responses by The Rumpus’ self-help columnist “Sugar,” aka Wild author Cheryl Strayed, you’ll probably recognize this quote:

Alyson Penn | October 29, 2014 - 10:00 am

Samantha Armytage Calls Out Press For “Trying To Bully Me Into An Eating Disorder,” Drama Ensues

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph published an article about Australian morning television host Samantha Armytage. The article tried to frame itself as being about her struggling new makeover show, “Bringing Sexy Back,” but…

Claire Hannum | September 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that…

Claire Hannum | August 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: School Dress Codes Are Vehicles For Body-Shaming And It’s Time To Do Something About It

Remember school dress codes? Did they ever give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as a teenager, or did they stay comfortably off your radar? Peggy Orenstein’s

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 10:00 am

Dear Fat-Shaming Yoga Teacher, Here’s What Yoga Is Really About

You might be sick to death of me writing about yoga. If you are, my apologies. But there’s one last thing I have to cover before I go back to…

Ami Angelowicz | March 27, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Planet Fitness Tells Woman To Cover Up Her “Toned Body” Because It’s Intimidating Members

I’m feeling outraged on behalf of California’s Tiffany Austin. After recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident, Austin joined Planet Fitness, whose ads boast of their no “gymtimidation”

Ami Angelowicz | March 19, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley Talks Dangerous Thigh Gaps

Plus size model Robyn Lawley penned a wonderful post on The Daily Beast about the dangers of thigh gaps and “thinspiration.” What I especially liked about her post was that she avoided…

College Candy | October 30, 2013 - 3:45 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