Posts tagged "lookism"

Just In Case You Didn’t Hate Abercrombie & Fitch Quite Enough

By now you’ve probably heard that Abercrombie & Fitch is an exceedingly offensive company that aims to create clothes exclusively for the young people that CEO Mike Jeffries deems “cool.”…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm

New Study Shows Overweight Female Defendants Viewed As “Guiltier” Than Skinnier Counterparts

Discriminating against women because of their weight is a very real problem and it goes all the way to the jury box. A new study at Yale University observed 471…

Jessica Wakeman | January 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Rachel Maddow On Her Sexist Hate Mail

“A constant 14 percent of the feedback I get is hate mail. But a 100 percent of that 14 percent hate mail is about what what I look like: ‘I…

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Tennis Is Not A Beauty Contest, Wimbledon

For shame, Wimbledon: the tennis tournament’s website is asking fans to vote on its most attractive players. Yesterday, the vote was about “best-looking” male players (Roger Federer won) and today…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Meghan McCain Lashes Back At Glenn Beck For Fat-Shaming

Dang it, Meghan McCain is really making me like her! The conservative up-and-comer visited “The Tonight Show” on Monday and spoke out about vile Glenn Beck, who devoted

Jessica Wakeman | May 25, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Adele’s Music Is Her Strong Suit, Not Her “Boobs Or Bum”

“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym. I…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Tacos The Downfall Of “Fat” Miss San Antonio Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants are brutal, yo: Pageant officials have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty queen title and handed off the tiara to another girl because, among…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Rosario Dawson Blasts Looks-Obsessed Hollywood

“My whole job is mostly about feeling like I am discriminated against because I am a woman. It is completely OK to [discriminate] outright and out loud — it is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2011 - 6:45 pm