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Think only white women get eating disorders? Think again.

Date: March 28, 2014 | Posted By: Tessa
In popular culture, stories of eating disorders are dominated by white women. But what about the other sufferers? Women of color have been sidelined in eating disorder funding and research, and have therefore been underestimated in our perception of the affected demographic. In the new Slate article “Eating disorders do not discriminate“, Michelle Konstantinovsky explores Continue reading


Books for girls featured

Seven books about inspiring, real-life women

Date: October 20, 2013 | Posted By: Katie
Every girl needs heroines and role models to look up to. Despite the lack of deserved recognition and fame that pioneering women in history have received, there are still plenty of ways to learn their stories. The following books* have taken some of the most amazing stories of female power and ingenuity that are sure to Continue reading


Orange is the New Black Featured

Orange is the New Black, white, straight, gay, and everything in between

Date: September 5, 2013 | Posted By: Sarah
I’m extremely skeptical about television. I don’t have cable because, save for Breaking Bad, I’m generally not interested. So when I first saw the ads for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, I was quick to write it off as a scripted and gimmicky tale of a white girl in prison. But after watching it, I Continue reading


All My Babies' Mamas Featured

Celebrity baby mamas: hot new trend; regular baby mamas: not so much

Date: July 23, 2013 | Posted By: Audrey
Let’s get one thing clear from the start: I’m not judging high-profile women like the currently preggers Kate Winslet or Halle Berry for having children with multiple partners. That’s not what this post is about. Instead, it’s about how our culture lets some women who engage in Multiple Partner Fertility (MPF) off the hook (ahem, Continue reading


Beyoncé Featured

Who run the (advertising) world? (Beyoncé)

Date: May 29, 2013 | Posted By: Meg
A couple of weeks ago, Beyoncé debuted her new song from a forthcoming album, “Standing on the Sun” in a commercial for H&M. Earlier in the year she launched a new $50 million campaign with Pepsi, including commercials, visual ads, and limited-edition Beyoncé Pepsi cans. Of course, Beyoncé also sang at President Obama’s Inauguration and Continue reading


Virgie Tovar Featured

Lose hate, not weight: an interview with the absolutely fabulous Virgie Tovar

Date: April 8, 2013 | Posted By: Vera
Last month I attended a couple workshops that were presented by Virgie Tovar, a body image expert and coach. Virgie has also edited the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion. The workshops were awesome and inspiring, leaving me feeling great about myself and wanting to spread the word about how Continue reading


NY Fashion Week Featured

The numbers don’t lie: racial diversity among models falls short

Date: March 11, 2013 | Posted By: Vera
Recently, Jezebel put out their annual report on the racial diversity among models at New York Fashion Week. The findings were not surprising, with Caucasian models being an overwhelming majority of the models. We are well aware of the harmful messages that modeling and fashion sends out about body image. However, I feel there is little Continue reading


Pink Loves Consent Featured

Feminist group pranks Victoria’s Secret, everyone likes the improvement

Date: December 20, 2012 | Posted By: Magdalena
What if Victoria’s Secret used their caché in a certain demographic to promote the importance of consent? It seemed to be reality this month with the web site Pink Loves Consent, set up by the Baltimore feminist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. FORCE used the Victoria’s Secret logo and their trademark PINK line to showcase Continue reading


About Face doc: Want to hate yourself? Try modeling.

Date: August 2, 2012 | Posted By: Jennifer
“I don’t think there’s any 15-year-old girl that will turn down the chance to be called beautiful. You don’t realize at that point that you’re also going to get called ugly,” says Paulina Porizkova, talking about being discovered as a model, about halfway through the new documentary film About Face (no relation to this blog Continue reading


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Female celebrities during award season: Keeping it (too?) real

Date: February 23, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
I’m all for celebs getting real about what it takes to look as good as they do. Hell, I’ve even been known to enjoy me a little of US Mag’s “They’re Just Like Us!” section because it pokes holes in the perceived perfection of A-listers. What I don’t like, however, is Oscar nominees Octavia Spencer Continue reading