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Vogue's Anna Wintour: "I told Oprah to lose weight"

In 1998, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour made the "gentle suggestion" to Oprah Winfrey that she lose 20 pounds in order to be on the cover of Vogue. According to Wintour, Oprah agreed and went on a "stringent diet", resulting in one of Vogue's "most successful covers ever". Oprah was the first... Read more »

'Skinny Bastard' Disgruntles this Bitch

I'm a couple weeks late on this, but did you all hear about Skinny Bitch's new uber-masculine brother, Skinny Bastard?  Finally, gender equity has arrived!  Now men and women can be separately but equally body shamed! Get the whole skinny after the jump. Read more »

Timberlake Double Feature: Fake Boobs and Motherlovers

Former boy band-er and current Michael Jackson wannabe (hey, I love him, but he’s no King of Pop) Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend. While funny, a few of these JT SNL (omg acronyms!) sketches are crying out for a bit... Read more »

International No-Diet Day Hits and Misses

In recognition of International No-Diet Day, I present you with a rundown of recently released diet- and weight-related books, including a bit of the good, bad and ugly. First up, Hungry Girl (it's as bad as it sounds...). More after the jump, including the light at the end of the dieting tunnel... Read more »

For Realz?: Supermodel Self-Delusion

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I completely mindlessly accepted that, on Bravo's Make Me A Supermodel, the modeling industry would require size 2 female model Salome to... Read more »

The Skinny on Miss Universe Skinny-ism

The Daily Beast posted a video today of Australian pageant contestant Stephanie Naumoska talking with Diane Sawyer about audience reactions to her physique (which is quite thin). Is it skinny-ism? Is that even a thing? Watch the video and let’s... Read more »

Dance Your Laugh Off

Following last week's America's Next Top Model elimination of London because of a 10lb weight gain, I decided to write another post about fat aversion on TV when I came across an announcement for an upcoming show on Oxygen titled Dance Your Ass... Read more »

Deirdre Does Burlesque

An opera singer with stage fright, a stay-at home mother who's tired of seeking societal approval, a dark and twisty virgin, and a young woman who has struggled with body hatred and bulimia are among the ten women who seek out Miss Indigo Blue's Academy... Read more »

Taking Weight Loss Promotion to New Lows!

  From Sociological Images, a health club in the Netherlands is using a bus stop that advertises both the gym and the weight of the person sitting on the bench. Um, what?!?! Read... Read more »

10 Ways to Subtly Want to Puke All Over Askmen.com

  As a woman, I don't spend too much time hanging out over at askmen.com. Maybe I should start, though, because people who frequent the site are getting valuable life lessons hand over fist in the form of the askmen Top 10... Read more »

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