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Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Women Talking About Weight

The other day, I found myself engaging in conversation with a stranger at the grocery store about weight.

“God,” the woman said, pausing near me in the aisle…

Kate Fridkis |

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,…

Julie Gerstein |

Chanel Iman Has A Totally Different Kind Of Pre-Victoria’s Secret Regimen

While Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima goes to disturbing lengths to stay slim, model and alleged Kanye West canoodler Chanel Iman went to similarly disturbing lengths to put on weight…

Julie Gerstein |

19 Female Celebs Who’ve Donned Fat Suits

Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga is doing a social experiment this week on “Entertainment Tonight,” walking around the cruel streets of New York City in a fat suit.

Ami Angelowicz |

Today’s Lady News: Bar Patron Stiffs Waitress, Suggests She Lose Weight

If you’re going to stiff your waitress a tip and scrawl “You could stand to lose a few pounds” on your receipt, maybe you shouldn’t do it after giving…

Jessica Wakeman |

Embarrassed American Apparel Agrees To Meet With Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful “open letter” from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company’s plus-size model contest…

Jessica Wakeman |

American Apparel’s Lame Open Letter To Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Last week, we became enamored with Nancy Upton, a Dallas woman in the #1 spot for American Apparel’s plus-size model contest. The company asked bootylicious girls ages 18+ to send…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Big Sexy,” TLC’s New Reality Show About Plus-Size Women In NYC

Rarely is there a reality show whose “stars” don’t make me stabby. (Or who look like they’re going to stab me, in the case of “Mob Wives.”) But…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men Gain Weight After Divorce

Women gain weight after marriage and men gain weight after divorce, according to a new study out of Ohio State University. The data was collected by 10,000 subjects in the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rosario Dawson On Airbrushing: “None Of Us Look Like That!”

“I’m constantly telling girls all the time everything is airbrushed, everything is retouched to the point it’s not even asked. None of us look like that. … It’s a form…

Jessica Wakeman |

Study: Women Who Weigh Less Make More

Well, here’s some depressing news; a study out of the Journal of Applied Psychology found that women who are very thin earn more than women who are average — by…

Julie Gerstein |

Girl Talk: I Like My Bigger Body Better

Five years ago I had an “ideal” body.

I don’t mean to say that my body was free of imperfections, but rather that I had a body that…

Rachel East |

Woody Allen Wants Proof Actresses Haven’t “Gained 200 Pounds” Before Casting Them

“Casting is so awkward. I’m too shy to meet [actresses]. I have the women come in and I don’t let them sit down. I make up some questions, but I…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets About “Feeling Fat”

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri tweeted that she’s “tired of looking and feeling fat.” Is it cool and relatable that even senators feel fat sometimes? Or sad that one of…

Jessica Wakeman |

On Men Who Like Fat Chicks

“Guys Who Like Fat Chicks.”

I assumed the worst when I read that headline. Can you blame me? As I started to read the Village Voice article about men…

Jessica Wakeman |

Jennifer Lawrence Would Rather Be Chubby Than “Look Like A Scarecrow”

“I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look. I’m really sick of all these actresses looking like birds… I’d rather…

Jessica Wakeman |

Dear Wendy Updates: “Weight Issues” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry |

Kate Winslet Was Called “Blubber” As A Kid

“[I was called “blubber”] between the ages of 8 and 11. Looking back on it, I really wasn’t that heavy. I was just stockier than the other sporty, whippy-looking kids.

Jessica Wakeman |

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 |