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A Model Explores Race, Sexuality, and Gender in the Entertainment Industry

Television shows, movies, and other forms of showbiz are crucial parts of conversations about race and sex in our society. But ironically, the dynamics of what happens behind the scenes in the entertainment industry is not so well-known. As a feminist model and writer in eternally sunny Los... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the latest of what we’re reading up on. Advertising in men’s magazines... Read more »

FOX News Shames Adele for Being "Fat" While Saying They Care About "Tough Issue" of Body Image

FOX News’ coverage of Adele and Kelly Clarkson’s performances at the Grammy’s took a bizarre turn when the channel brought on a nutritionist to discuss the “critics who are taking to Twitter saying they need to slim down.” Why random people calling famous women fat on Twitter is valued... Read more »

The Ugly Truth Behind the Beauty Premium

If we, like Betty Suarez and Peggy Olson, possess talent and ambition but not fashion-model looks, is there hope for us in image-conscious workplaces? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Don't Apologize for Your Metabolism, Lady. No, Really. It's Cool.

“I think this book will probably upset a few people, i think it will be looked at wrong by some people.” Ladies and gents, Britton Delizia, master of understatement. Read more »

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 »

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