Posts tagged "thin"

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of actual paper!) that was filled with some very big ideas. I was 16 and the zine was called i’m so fucking beautiful, a title that…

By: Claire Mysko / April 5, 2013

When Skinny Was A Bad Word: 7 Retro Anti-Thin Ads

Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn't always been present. In the '50s and '60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it's refreshing…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

Ann Taylor Caught Photoshopping Skinny Model Even Skinnier

Ann Taylor knows what sells clothes: thin. Yesterday afternoon, Jezebel noticed that an item on AnnTaylor.com was originally depicted by a skinny model in a tank top, but three seconds later, the page re-boots and the skinny model has magically dropped 20 lbs. around her midsection. Some might say the image was airbrushed beyond looking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

A Thin Body Leads To An Old Face

Valerie Bertinelli is on the cover of People showing off her new bikini body just a couple of weeks shy of her 49th birthday. She has the body of a 20-year-old, but her face looks much older. In fact, she looks older than she did when she started losing weight two years ago. It tur…

By: Annika Harris / April 2, 2009

Do Skinny Women Really Have More Sex?

Listen, I don’t know where they get this “research” or who they’re asking, but according to a new study, women who are a size four have sex more often than size eight women. Now, I think if they continued to do the math they’d find size 16’s like me do it even more than both…

By: Simcha / January 14, 2009

Will Models Be Getting Larger?

France's lower house of parliament adopted a bill today that would make it illegal for anyone, including fashion mags, advertisers, and websites, to incite extreme thinness. The bill still needs to be approved by the National Assembly and then go through the Senate, so who knows whether it will actually go into effect, especially because…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008

Fit For A Queen

There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl…

By: Simcha / April 2, 2008