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Banned Super Bowl ad takes PETA from controversial to pornographic

Date: February 4, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
PETA, I just…I can’t. Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to witness what happens when an ad campaign goes from controversial (yet debatably tasteful) exhibitionism to straight-up, soft-core pornography. A word to the wise: do not view this video at work, around small children, or in the presence of anyone with an ounce of respect for women Continue reading

Buy your tween anti-aging products at Wal-Mart

Date: February 2, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Finally! A cure for those prepubescent fine lines and wrinkles! Yes, seriously. Hoping to officially crush the innocence of childhood, Wal-Mart has rolled out a line of anti-aging cosmetics geared toward 8- to 12-year-olds. The “youth preserving” line is called “Geo-Girl” and has 69 products ranging from exfoliators (to scrub off those gross, dead, OLD Continue reading

Slim Fast says quick fix weight loss is best

Date: January 21, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Who has time to be healthy? Not that the Slim Fast plan was ever a nutritious, rational option (in what world is ONE meal a day a good idea?), but their newest tagline just kills me. “Slim Fast! Who has time to slim slowly?” Awesome. Wonderful. Great thinking, Slim Fast! Because really, nothing could improve Continue reading

The list of “Fat TV” shows keeps on growing

Date: January 19, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Reality TV is so passé. Ladies and gentlemen, make room for Fat TV. Granted, this post has been a long time coming, but as usual, the geniuses over at Jezebel finally prompted me to write it. Yesterday, they blogged about the new A&E show, Heavy, which, unlike other shows, doesn’t involve competitions, makeovers, or the Continue reading

Vogue Paris thinks it’s chic to sexualize young girls

Date: January 7, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Move over, Toddlers and Tiaras. Vogue Paris has just upped the creepy, pedophilic ante with its recent fashion spread featuring dolled up models of oh…about six-years-old or so? The only French words I know are for pastries, so the kind people at The Hairpin translated the spread’s title for me: “Cadeaux” means “presents” or “gifts.” Continue reading

Ginnifer Goodwin, Brooke Hogan cop to dieting for their careers

Date: December 22, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Wait, so you’re telling me celebrities aren’t the best role models? In case you needed more evidence that Hollywood stars are perhaps not the paragons of healthy living, see below. Jezebel recently wrote about two celebs admitting that it’s not always easy, glamorous, or safe to look the way they do. Thirty-two-year-old actress Ginnifer Goodwin Continue reading

Ballet critic takes on the Sugar Plum Fairy’s weight

Date: December 15, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Need an open forum to mock women’s bodies? Become a ballet critic! That’s what New York Times writer Alastair Macaulay did, and look how pleased he is with himself now. So pleased, in fact, that he felt entitled to defend his recent review of The New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. In the write-up, Macaulay Continue reading

PETA pushes shock value. Again.

Date: December 3, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Newsflash PETA: Nudity and shock value are only novel for so long. I guess I can give PETA points for creativity and timeliness, but how many points do I subtract for consistent sexism, misogyny and, um…hardly ever depicting a single animal? The latest controversy-causing PETA ads poke fun at the body scan machines used at Continue reading

Portia de Rossi and other celebrities play the numbers game

Date: November 24, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Numbers are evil. Here’s the perfect example. Yesterday morning, I gleefully parked myself in front of the TV to watch Regis & Kelly. I immediately regretted doing so as the lovely Ms. Ripa (who herself has been repeatedly criticized in the media for being too thin) rattled off the number of calories in an average Continue reading

“Psychology Today” pulls a “Maxim” move with its current cover

Date: November 19, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Your daily dose of grocery-checkout-line female objectification is brought to you by Psychology Today. Wait, what? While you’re probably used to magazines like Maxim visually assaulting you with half-naked models, you might not have expected the same breast-baring on the cover of PT. Avid About-Face reader Patricia Greenwell sent us the image above and voiced Continue reading