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Frisky By The Numbers: Women Are Wasting A Lot Of Time Obsessing About Weight

According to a new survey, the average woman still spends an obscene amount of time obsessing about calories and worrying about her weight. Over the course of a 67-year lifespan,…

Ami Angelowicz | June 28, 2013 - 9:00 am

True Story: My Body’s Nobody’s Business But My Own

This weekend I was riding the A train, as I do nearly every day, and I received the first stranger comment about my weight in a long time. He had…

Bevin Branlandingham | June 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Feminists Have Food And Body Image Issues, Too: 5 Ways To Get Over The Shame

I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen I marched on Washington for women’s rights. I put…

Claire Mysko | June 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Overweight Girl Dating Thin Guy Says She’s The Victim Of Constant Cruel Attacks

Let’s face it, we all occasionally judge couples we see on the street. Things quickly pop into your brain, like a running narrative. Oh, they’re cute. Eck, get a room!

The Stir | June 23, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Permission To Eat

I eat my secret cookies in the middle of the night. There is something clandestine, furtive about my stealthy trip to the kitchen, long after the world has gone to…

Kate Fridkis | June 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Sara Tatelman | June 3, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Claire Mysko | May 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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:…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | April 24, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Kate Fridkis | April 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | April 8, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 18, 2013 - 8:30 am

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…

Rachel Krause | January 31, 2013 - 4:40 pm

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…

Angela Cruise | January 3, 2013 - 10:00 am

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. 

Michelle Allison From Fat Nutritionist | December 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

The Frisky | December 3, 2012 - 3:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | November 27, 2012 - 2:40 pm
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