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Posts by Stacey

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


PBS censors Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin commentary

Date: November 17, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Tina Fey is my hero. And it’s not just because she’s brilliant, successful, and can send me into convulsive laughter with a single Liz Lemon-ism. Tina’s not one to keep quiet about her opinions, especially when it comes to women in the media. As Saturday Night Live‘s first female head writer, she knows a thing Continue reading


E! stoops to a new low with “Bridalplasty”

Date: November 12, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
In the words of a dear friend, “What. The. F%$#!?” Seriously, how else could anyone react to the upcoming train wreck/sign of the apocalypse that is Bridalplasty? Just as I was about to reluctantly praise the executives at E! for handling the subject matter of What’s Eating You? with some tact, they began running promos Continue reading


“Make Me Young” makes us think about the world of anti-aging

Date: November 5, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
I laughed, I cried, I contemplated Botox. It’s true – filmmaker Mitch McCabe’s awesome documentary, Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain, was a serious roller-coaster ride through the world of anti-aging, stirring up all kinds of emotions. The daughter of a plastic surgeon, Mitch explores her fascination with going under the knife by traveling Continue reading