Posts tagged "weight"

Women Are Evolving To Be Shorter, Fatter And Healthier

Often when people find out how short I am, they say, "Only a few inches away from being a midget." Hardy, har, har. Instead of thinking about mashing their face with a fork, I can take solace in the fact that we short girls are more evolutionarily advanced than our tall counterparts. Although tall wome…

By: Nikki Dowling / October 22, 2009

Fox And Burger King Apologize For Ad Mocking Jessica Simpson’s Weight

Jessica Simpson really hasn't had a great year. First, Tony Romo dumped her the day before her Barbie and Ken-themed birthday party, and then she witnessed a coyote snatching her beloved maltipoo, Daisy. Recently, meaning just last Sunday, she was the subject of a Fox and Burger King ad that aired during "Fox NFL Sunday."…

By: Annika Harris / October 15, 2009

Would You Marry A Man Who Is Morbidly Obese?

Yesterday, I came across a wedding story in the Washington Post that caught my eye: "In the End It's a Fairy Tale." Who doesn't like a happy ending? It was the wedding story of interior designer Kerilyn Fox, 34, and chef Peter Russo, 38. The bride describes their path to the altar as "part fairy…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 5, 2009

The Scale Is Now Your Friend—A Big, Fuzzy Pink One

We try to stay away from scales (happiness is not a number, people), but this one caught our attention. Um, as if blindingly bright magenta shag couldn't. Meet the Plush Size Yay! Scale, a device which doesn't so much read your weight as it does tell you you're great. Step on it and the needle…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 30, 2009

Is It Dangerous to Have a Skinny Fat Mindset?

In her Newsweek blog “Confessions of a Skinny Fat Person: Let the Fat Wars Begin,” Kate Dailey reveals her annoying skinny fat mindset about weight and its relationship to health. For those of you that don’t know what a “skinny fat” is, it’s a person who is skinny on the outside and fat on the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 2009

New Favorite Blog: Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches

In our weight-and-beauty-obsessed culture, there’s something almost fetishized and taboo about an image of a skinny girl eating a big, honking burger. That’s why I’m oddly obsessed with a new site aptly titled, Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches. It's a blog “dedicated to skinny girls chowing down and stuffing their gullets full of sandwiches ... or…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 5, 2009

“Mad Men” Producers Tells January Jones To Gain Weight

Oh, to be in the cast of "Mad Men," hanging around Don Draper, sporting gorgeous, well-made clothing, and gracing the only program on television where the actresses are encouraged to be voluptuous. January Jones, who plays Betty Draper on the show, had to be asked by the producers to gain weight. “I got told a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2009

Is Height The New Weight?

Lately we've been talking a lot about height. Ali has written two pieces in the last few days, about how to amplify your height (if you're on the shorter side) and the height issues that can come up in relationships. We also posted part of an essay from a woman about being tall and how…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Sarah Silverman Won’t Make Fat Jokes

"I don’t like fat jokes about women. Men can take it because we live in a society where fat men still deserve love, still can be respected. Fat women are treated (in the white culture, anyway) like s**t, and it bums me out.—Comedian Sarah Silverman on what she doesn't think is funny [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2009

Doing The Math: What’s The Deal With Weight?

Two recent studies, a Canadian one and a Japanese one, have found that slightly overweight people live longer than healthy weight folks. The two separate groups of researchers said they expected both underweight and obese people to have many more health concerns than healthy weight people, but they were surprised that a few extra pound…

By: Annika Harris / June 24, 2009

Is Jessica Simpson The Best Person To Lead A Conversation About Unrealistic Beauty Standards?

When I heard a few months ago that pop star Jessica Simpson was considering a reality TV show about "real beauty," I was thrilled. Finally! A celeb who sought to use the negative press attention towards her and spin it a positive way! In the wake of the offensive tabloid lynch mob over Simpson's "mom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2009

Is It Wrong To Call Your Toddler “Chubby Chubs” And “Greedy Guts”?

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy...was he? Why can I still recite this nursery rhyme by heart even though I'm 25-years-old now? Because I have hairy arms and my mom unwittingly drilled the rhyme into my head by teasing me about being her little "fuzzy wuzzy." Yeah,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2009

Curvy Chicks Beat Out The Scrawny Competitors

We all know most dudes don't like chicks who can count their own ribs, but a new study suggests that bigger girls are where it's at. When 100 dudes were asked to rate the attractiveness of different sized female torsos, researchers found that most men prefer women who are a size 14. The idea gal…

By: Nikki Dowling / June 12, 2009

Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t A Career

I have no idea how much my own weight has fluctuated in the past couple of years, but I can tell you all about Kirstie Alley's rides on the bathroom scale. And Melissa Joan Hart's. And Britney's and Kelly Clarkson's and...well, you get the idea. A girl can't grocery shop without 42-point font headlines screaming…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2009

Is Your Scale Lying To You?

Ever step on the scale and have a hard time believing its accuracy? Now, I’m not talking about delusion or denial, but more about the fact that you honestly can’t pinpoint why the scale is reading a three pound increase in your weight. It happens—it happens to all of us, and it can be very…

By: DivineCaroline.com / May 28, 2009

Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th! But it's cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby. Both women call…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2009

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

An Open Letter To Jessica Simpson

Dear Jessica, The mistake you made wasn’t so much in gaining weight, it was in making such a big to-do of yourself when you were skinny. And those high-waisted jeans weren’t doing you any favors either. But the thing is, plenty of women in Hollywood are your size or bigger and no one’s giving them

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 29, 2009

Slideshow: The Frisky’s Favorite Plus Sized Pin Ups

Big girl bombshell Beth Ditto has already made us swoon with her songs and her sass, but now she’s going to conquer a business that has typically seemed a little small minded for a lady like her- fashion. Known for her outtasight onstage getups made of metallic spandex and her tasty Tracey Turnblad-esque print dresses,…

By: Simcha / January 29, 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
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