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Living in a manic pixie dream world

Date: May 15, 2015 | Posted By: Kaity Gee
She wears floral skater dresses. She rocks oxfords and grandad socks. She’s unbelievably quirky, ebullient, and has a tendency towards petty theft. She is a manic pixie dream girl. First coined by Nathan Rabin in his review of Elizabethtown to describe the bubbly flight attendant portrayed by Kirsten Dunst, the manic pixie dream girl (MPDG) Continue reading


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Tina Fey and the bare truth (about shapewear)

Date: May 12, 2015 | Posted By: Audrey
The other night, actress/comedian Tina Fey stripped down to her underwear on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ostensibly, it was to “honor” the talk show host ahead of his imminent retirement. But what Fey really did was show the whole world just what it takes for some women to wear a form-fitting dress and Continue reading


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A Mother’s Day message for all the moms (and pseudo-moms) from About-Face

Date: May 10, 2015 | Posted By: Jennifer Berger
Thank you to all the About-Face moms dedicated to helping their children build healthy self-esteem! Happy Mother’s Day! Here are some resources for parents and other adults to give teenagers the tools they need to understand and resist media: Check out our list of resources and organizations that support positive body image, high self-esteem, and empowerment. Continue reading


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My wish for Mother’s Day: A break from the sexism aimed at my kids

Date: | Posted By: Gretchen
I’m raising two boys, and it is exhausting — but not for the reasons you might expect. It’s not because they’re “gross” or “loud” or “stinky” or “roughhousing” all the time. All kids can be those things at any given moment. What is truly exhausting is always running into sexism and violence in toys, TV Continue reading


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“You look too young to be a 51-year-old!”: Unhealthy beauty standards at the White House

Date: May 8, 2015 | Posted By: Caitlin
Recently, the unquestionably accomplished First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to a group of children in the East Room of the White House for Take-Our-Daughters-And-Sons-To-Work Day. Few people are better representatives of hard work than Ms. Obama, and, as one could reasonably expect, she was direct about the effort she put into achieving success. Ms. Obama Continue reading


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Why I love Amy Schumer’s new music video, “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup”

Date: May 6, 2015 | Posted By: Kinga
The other morning, while eating my breakfast, I found this: comedienne Amy Schumer’s new music video, “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.” I watched it thinking it would be a silly remake of some song. I was wrong. It is so much more. I have since sent this to all of my best girl friends. I Continue reading


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We need to change more than clothes in the dressing room

Date: May 1, 2015 | Posted By: Haley B
Brace yourselves, everyone. I’m about to make a huge confession. I’m about to astound and confuse millions upon millions of people. I’m about to dispute the core of beliefs of department store marketers and romantic comedy writers. I’m a 22-year-old, warm-blooded American woman who does not enjoy shopping for clothes. Shocking, right? I’m a young Continue reading


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Why so many celebrities are “waist training”

Date: April 29, 2015 | Posted By: Audrey
So yeah, um, no to the whole “waist training” thing that every celebrity alive seems to be trying these days. In the recent past, actress Jessica Alba raved about how wearing a waist trainer day and night for three months helped her lose baby weight. And now we’ve got Scout Willis (daughter of Bruce and Continue reading


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Women’s health? Think again.

Date: April 24, 2015 | Posted By: Tara
Here’s something I find disturbing: The cover of April’s Women’s Health magazine. Here are some of their cover stories: “20 Easy Ways to Look Hot Now”; “Drop 5 Pounds-Eat Your Way to a Smaller Size”; “You’ll Own Spring in the Coolest Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, and More”; “The Single Best Anti-Ager Most Women Skip”; “Working Out Continue reading


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Thin is OUT — for some runways

Date: April 22, 2015 | Posted By: Carina
The protruding edges of hip bones used to be a defining feature of most fashion runways. Jutting collarbones, visible ribcages, and minimal curves have long made up the standard body type used to showcase what fashion designers have created for their next season’s clothing line. This body type, possessed naturally by a very small portion Continue reading