We Can Already Declare "The Duff" To Be the Worst Movie of 2015

This movie is just as bad as it looks.  Let’s just get this clear at the outset: New film The DUFF is based on the premise that every group of female friends has a “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” whose sole purpose for being in the group is to act as a gateway to her... Read more »

Pretty Unnecessary: Taking beauty out of body positivity

In the early 2000s, when I was a burgeoning fashionable fat girl, I stumbled across the LiveJournal community Fatshionista. I loved seeing pictures of women my size or larger dressed in stylish, interesting, sexy clothes, embracing bright colors and form-fitting cuts, performing liberation and... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I Got a Backhanded "Body Positive" Compliment

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

How Fat Bodies Queer Fashion

A new collection of essays about fatness came out this spring: Queering Fat Embodiment is an academic book that looks at numerous perspectives on fatness, culture, and identity. We’re publishing an... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: Can a Small-Breasted Gal Get Any Respect?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

Trolls Don’t Just Want to be Rude—They Want Power Over Us

It’s easy to roll your eyes at trolling—to say “don’t read the comments” and dismiss trolls as just a bunch of haters. But let’s talk about trolling for what it really is: disruptive behavior that seeks reinforce power over marginalized communities.  The power issues that motivate trolling... Read more »

Incendiary New Food Industry Documentary "Fed Up" Misses the Mark

A portion of the poster for new documentary Fed Up and an factoid from the film. The line between legitimate health advocacy and body shaming is a precarious one. So what does it look like when yet another food documentary sets out to “... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: My Boyfriend Has Problems With Nudists.

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: My Boyfriend Says His Friends Think He Can Do Better

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Image

Why do images have such power? In this episode, comics collective Ladydrawers, Australian felt-tip-marker artist TextaQueen, and colorism researcher ... Read more »

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