body image

That Christina Aguilera "Fat Girl" Quote Was Fake. What Happened?

If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s cat videos. If there’s a second thing the Internet loves though, it’s when someone is mad as hell and isn... Read more »

Body Revolution: Is Lady Gaga's New Project Resisting Beauty Standards or Reinforcing Them?

Earlier today, Lady Gaga posted photos of herself in her underwear on her website with the caption: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15” and launched a new... Read more »

SNL Adds First-Ever Fat Woman to New Cast

After losing some regulars last season—Abby Elliott, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis (maybe)—Saturday Night Live announced the three new cast members... Read more »

On Our Radar: Intersections of Race and Feminism, Body Image, and the next Beyonc

This has been another week! Here’s what we’ve been reading. s.e. smith weighs in on the tragic shooting in Colorado this morning, asking why we blame “crazy”... Read more »

WTF Files: Video-Making Plastic Surgeon "Booty Doc" is a Total Ass

Elective cosmetic surgery is a complicated issue, but that hasn’t stopped Michael Salzhauer, Miami’s Wackiest Plastic Surgeon, from making cringe-worthy—and controversial—Internet parody videos. Read more »

Too Hot For White House TV: Michelle Obama's "Biggest" Mistake

When Ragen Chastain learned that Michelle Obama was appearing on The Biggest Loser to promote the show’s contestants as role models, she felt she had to do something. ” I e-mailed my friend Darryl Roberts, filmmaker of America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments. We wrote... Read more »

End of Gender: (Miss) Universal Law

Will trans inclusion in the Miss Universe pageant really hurdle us into a world where all gender identities are welcome? The way this battle is being fought and won reinforces the power of “gender gatekeepers,” the government and medical officials who determine whether our gender identities are... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Forever 21 Hates Your Knees

Not content to just Photoshop its models to look thinner and younger, megaretailer Forever 21 is now airbrushing out their kneecaps. Kneecaps! Sooo gross right? Read more »

Internet Crush: My Body Gallery

While we might know full well that in real life being 5’4” and weighing 180 pounds doesn’t look the same on one person as it does the next, it can be difficult not to internalize those numbers and let them mean more than they should. That’s where... Read more »

School's Out: Looks Ain't Everything, But it Ain't Wrong to Look

If I could time travel without, like, disrupting the space-time continuum, one of the many things I would tell a younger me would be that: It’s not the interest in appearance that’s wrong, it’s how you do it. Fascination with the visual is something as broad as the history of... Read more »

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