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WTF, Marie Claire? Stop Size-ism in the Media!

November 2, 2010


The internet is buzzing about Maura Kelly’s recent blog entry for Marie Claire entitled, “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?).” There is an uproar on Twitter (#unfollowmarieclaire) and Facebook, and the magazine has received approximately 28,000 email responses to the post. Kelly is “excited and moved by their responses,” which means she really doesn’t […]

Go on, say it! What do you love about your body?

October 18, 2010


In response to the conversation in the comments section on my Body Talk  post, I was already thinking of posting about positive body talk. It turns out that October 18-22, 2010 is Fat Talk Free Week.  Talk about synchronicity! It has always seemed to me that women are conditioned to argue with you rather than accept […]

Body Comments – How “You’ve lost weight” can be just as bad as “Does this make my ass look big?”

October 5, 2010


We all know that asking “Do these jeans make my ass look big?” is a conversational no-no.  It’s a no-brainer. It’s just asking for trouble. However, many of us may not realize that many things we say to each other, intending them to be compliments or just looking to relate, can hurt the self esteem […]

Dove Video Protects Girls’ Self Esteem

September 8, 2010


A few years ago, Dove created a short video that demonstrates how cosmetics and photo retouching are used to create the unrealistic and unattainable images of female beauty that are used for billboard advertisements, and of course in magazines. (Haven’t seen the video? Watch it below!) Researchers have found that viewing this video helps protect […]

Bellies Are Beautiful

September 8, 2010


I found a great site dedicated to the celebration of beautiful bellies of all shapes and sizes.  Here is an excerpt from the “About” page: Bellies get a bad rap. You see them floating headless on news channels with concerned voiceovers calling attention to the “Obesity Epidemic.” You see them, pinched, wrapped in measuring tape, […]