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My Self-Worth is All Tangled Up With My Physical Strength

By Lindsey Hampton On October 1, 2014

Using a tactic I learned from an overachiever friend of mine, I volunteered recently at an event so that I could get in for free, and also avoid the vast bulk of socialization.… Read More

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The Dirty Problems Behind “Clean” Eating

By Maya Dodd On September 10, 2014

Content ahead includes discussion of diet, restrictive eating, and disordered eating.  Look at any recent diet book, food blog, or Pinterest board from the past year or so and you’ll be sure… Read More

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If You Hate Fat People For Being Unhealthy, Do You Also Hate Yourself?

By Lindsey Weedston On August 27, 2014

I don’t think I have to do much to convince you that fat hatred, or fatphobia, is real. People actively hate fat people all the time. They comment on their bodies and… Read More

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Learning Not to Hate Myself as a Fat Girl in the Real World

By Noor Al-Sibai On August 18, 2014

Until two weeks ago, I lived in a bubble. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, I moved to Asheville, a small San Francisco-esque city in the Blue Ridge Mountains, for college in… Read More

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Celebrating Your Body is Never an Excuse For Putting Down Another

By Sherronda Brown On August 8, 2014

As humans, we tend to organize things into binaries; good and evil, men and women, black and white, and so on. Among these is the binary of fat and thin. Of course… Read More

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The 10 Worst Analogies for Sexual Purity

By Becca Costello-Thomas On August 4, 2014

I heard my first misogynistic analogy of sexual purity as a very small child, watching the movie The King and I. My mom has passed down a love of musicals to me… Read More

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This Video Will Make You Rethink Every Song You Sing Along To

By Samantha Gabriele On August 1, 2014

Yesterday I discovered an internet gem. It’s a video of poet Madiha Bhatti speaking some serious truth in the most beautiful way possible. If you’re like me, you probably have to watch it… Read More

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Is Instagram Deleting Women For Being Fat?

By Lili Safon On July 23, 2014

Recently, the social media app Instagram has been under major scrutiny. As the site attempts to maintain a comfortable environment for its users, it ends up deleting profiles it had no right… Read More

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Miss World vs Miss World Muslimah: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

By Zara Bennett On July 21, 2014

Women have been competing with one another to be the most beautiful for centuries. Beauty pageants like Miss World and Miss World Muslimah have been established based on the notion that there is… Read More

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I Will Never Be “The Girl Next Door”

By Elan Carson On June 30, 2014

“I am tossed, a grenade harpooned into the streets of Barbie faces. I have a detonation of hair and mutilated features: wide nose, thick lips, and boogie man eyes, deep when they… Read More

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Pantene’s “Shine Strong” Campaign: The Same Dove “Real Beauty” Bullshit?

By Rachel Kinnard On June 25, 2014

Pantene recently released an ad for their new #ShineStrong campaign telling women, “Don’t be sorry. Be strong and shine.” Reminiscent of Dove’s Real Beauty videos, Pantene’s newest campaign targets women’s apparent lack… Read More

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Why Rihanna’s See-Through Dress is Liberating (For Me)

By Rae Guyse On June 25, 2014

Rihanna’s sheer dress has been all over the headlines and social media the past few weeks. It’s one of those outfits that’s more than just a fashion statement. It will become a… Read More