Posts tagged "weight"

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a "disease" yesterday, but that really doesn't mean a whole lot in a society with such a warped image of women's bodies. [xoJane] A Christian college in Pennsylvania can exclude the morning-after pill and birth control from the college…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2013

Busy Phillips: Body Image Is “The Last Frontier Of Feminism”

"I was asked to lose weight by a network for a TV pilot. The conversation happens because you get a job and your agent or manager calls and they say, 'They are so excited about you. They just think there is no one better for this part and they want you to look and feel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2013

Girl Talk: On Being Called “Tiny”

Sitting in the sports medicine clinic’s waiting room, I poked at my knee and winced, hoping that the doctor would be able to fix my troubled joints so I could run my first road race the following month. Half an hour later, I had my answer: my biomechanics were off, I suffered from the commo…
By: Sara Tatelman / June 3, 2013

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know What I Weigh — The Case for Stepping Off the Scale

The June issue of Allure has the usual headlines about what beauty products to buy and how to get good hair and better skin. Also thrown into the sexy, sun-kissed mix is this tidbit of information about their cover girl: “Zoe Saldana: 115…
By: Claire Mysko / May 17, 2013

Allure Publishes Zoe Saldana’s Weight On The Cover, For Some Reason

Allure has always been the fluffiest of beauty magazines, as if tailor-made for reading during a pedicure. The June 2013 cover with Zoe Saldana made an extremely odd editorial choice: it listed the actress' weight on the cover. "Zoe Saldana, 115 Pounds of Grit And Heartache," the cover line reads. What the fuck, Allure? I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Ohio Tanning Salon Turns Away Woman For Being Too Fat

Kelly McGrevey of Akron, Ohio was told that she was too fat to tan. McGrevey claims that Aloha Tanning Salon's management told her she was too big to fit in their beds, but only after they sold her a membership and collected her money. After outing Aloha for being sizeist money grubbers on the local…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 24, 2013

Girl Talk: Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Well, of course, someone had to take some photos of me at a party, wearing my favorite dress (should I just stop wearing the clothes I love to events where there might photos taken?), bulky, lopsided, unfortunately proportioned, and my pregnant beauty bubble, so to awkwardly speak, was popped. Shit. No matter how many time…
By: Kate Fridkis / April 17, 2013

Kim Cattrall Has Been On A Diet For 40 Years

"When I hit my forties I thought, 'I can’t play a sexy siren any more.' Almost 20 years later, it’s still going on … I like to step outside of what people’s idea of me might be. I suppose that makes me a bit of a rule breaker … I think [it's] because I take…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 8, 2013

Jared Leto Starved Himself For “Dallas Buyers Club”

“I got down to 116 or something … I just basically didn’t eat. I ate very little. I had done similar things with weight, but this was different. I think the role demanded that commitment … it was about how does that effect how I walk, how I talked, who I am, how I feel.
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 18, 2013

Cristóbal Balenciaga Preferred To Dress Fat Women

An all-too-common complaint about fashion designers today is that they don't produce clothes in nearly enough sizes. Size and weight are similarly loaded subjects within the industry, and fashion's apparent favoritism towards the thin and thinner is hardly unchartered topical territory. The house of Balenciaga, newly helmed by Alexander Wang following beloved creative director Nicola…
By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

9 Sad Things That Happened When I Got Way Too Skinny

When I was in college studying in Italy, I got insanely, disgustingly skinny. My host mother fed us very little. I think she requested vegetarian students because she thought vegetarians ate less. Each night, she would stir a tablespoon of canned spaghetti sauce over a 1/2 portion of pasta, cigarette in hand, and when we…
By: Angela Cruise / January 3, 2013

The Soapbox: How To Handle Food Shame During The Holidays

This piece was cross-posted with permission from FatNutritionist.com. It was originally published before Thanksgiving but we are crossposting it here with the rest of the holiday season in mind.  It’s true, Thanksgiving is a weirdly imperialist semi-genocidal sort of holiday, but hey, at least we can enjoy the tradition of getting together with…

6 Weird Stories Of Women Whose Lives Were Saved By Their Own Bodies

We typically hear stories about the dangers of breast implants. Let's take a moment to talk about the upside of breast implants: they can save your life. At least, that's the case for Canadian woman, Eileen Likness, who is eternally grateful for her decision to get breast implants. This past week, she testified that her…
By: The Frisky / December 3, 2012

Girl Talk: The Virtue Of Eating Dessert With Every Meal

Last thing about Paris and then I'll shut up. I promise. Topic du jour: dessert. My trip made me realize that, for me, it is essential to have dessert with every meal. This is not based on anything scientific whatsoever, just one sugar lover's humble opinion after indulging in dessert with every meal for a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 29, 2012

Are You Disturbed By This Overweight Mannequin?

Clothing mannequins are weird whichever way you spin it ― they're headless! They're probably watching you! ― but they're something of a necessary evil in retail to display how featured articles of clothing hang on, well, a human body. Unfortunately, this "human body" is usually a pretty terrible representation of not only how the…
By: Rachel Krause / November 27, 2012

Girl Talk: Fat Girls Are A Man’s Best Friend

Years ago, I had a conversation with a group of my close male friends and the age old question came up: Can men and women really be just friends? My boy Otto said, "No way! Guys always want to sleep with their female friends." My friend Steve interjected, "Of course! I have a platonic female…
By: Erica Watson / November 15, 2012

How Your Friend’s Body Image Can Impact Your Own

Recently, a friend of mine shared with me how unhappy she is with her body. I had been just fine with the way my body looks but once she suggested how she felt about herself, I began to notice an increase in my self-criticism. I  felt a bit more plump in my yoga pants, watched…
By: Daley Quinn / November 9, 2012

Adele Would Only Lose Weight If She Couldn’t Have Sex

"I read a comment on YouTube that I thought would upset me -- 'Test pilot for pies' -- but I've always been fine with it. I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn't." -- Adele responds to criticism about her weight in a new book, Adele:…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 9, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Weight, Compares Herself To Val Kilmer

"In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress. I'm Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach. … I'm never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can't happen. I'm invincible. … I don't…
By: Rachel Krause / November 8, 2012

Kelly Osbourne Is On The Plate Diet

Hark! Please stop what you're doing and pay attention to this important celebrity diet news! An anonymous source told Now magazine that Kelly Osbourne is staying thin by eating food that is a different color than her plate. The technique theorizes that eating meals off a plate with a similar color may cause a person to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 10, 2012
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