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Removing Disney fat-shaming exhibit doesn’t change the message

Date: March 6, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Recently, Disney jumped on the latest trend, fat shaming, and opened an exhibit at Epcot called Habit Heroes. The interactive game featured two “heroes,” the buff Will Power and Callie Stenics. Cute names, huh? Unfortunately, the cuteness stops there. Will and Callie’s virtue and worth are based entirely on their able-bodied physicality, and the villains Continue reading

Autom the weight-loss robot wants to be your friend. Forever. Forever. Forever.

Date: March 4, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Have you ever wished you could combine a calorie calculator iPhone application with a stripped down Furby? Well, wish no more! The creators of a new part-dietician, (mostly) part-robot device found what may have been the final gap in the ever-expanding weight loss product market, and thus, Autom was born. Unfortunately, the dream of owning such Continue reading

Geico’s new commercial makes it even more normal for popular girls to not eat

Date: March 1, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
“It’s funny because it’s true,” is a common adage following the telling of many jokes. The familiarity of the characters in the latest Geico commercial, teenage girls, are likely to incite a lot of snickering for this very reason. Of course, despite these laughs that Geico hopes for (and likely will get), I’m worried about Continue reading

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

Yoplait stirs up eating disordered thoughts in pulled ad

Date: June 17, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
“Ohhh. Cheesecake.” So begins a gross and disturbing peek into the female psyche, as imagined by the people of Yoplait. “Okay. What if I just had a small slice? I was good today, I deserve it! Or, I could have a medium slice and some celery sticks and they would cancel each other out, right? Continue reading

Reese Witherspoon slams sex tape stars at MTV Movie Awards

Date: June 8, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
“And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people.” No, that’s not Reese Witherspoon‘s public service announcement on the antics of Anthony Weiner (seriously, that man will never live down that name or those tweets). It’s the actress’s plea to young starlets who (like Mr. Weiner), are Continue reading

Fashion for girls “too pretty to do math”

Date: June 3, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
And now, a frightening look at what the kids are wearing.   Statement t-shirts have taken a turn for the tragic now that David & Goliath has put one on the market that simply states, “I’m too pretty to do math.” And thanks to Epbot for pointing out that the pastel pink message only comes Continue reading

Naomi Campbell considers Cadbury chocolate ad racist

Date: June 1, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
So, Naomi Campbell is not exactly known for rational behavior. But is the supermodel right to consider chocolate company Cadbury‘s newest ad campaign racist? UK ads for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Bliss bars feature a Bliss bar perched atop a mound of diamonds, accompanied by the slogan, “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.” Continue reading

Racist “Psychology Today” article puts down black women, gets attention

Date: May 25, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say psychology, I say blatant racism. Whatever.   Last week, Psychology Today published a piece by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa titled, “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” A completely unscientific answer to a stupid question no one has ever asked? Whatever stirs up controversy, right? Continue reading

Is Demi Lovato sending mixed messages with bikini tweet?

Date: May 20, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Alrighty, how’s this for mixed message of the week?   Disney darling Demi Lovato made headlines earlier this year for entering a treatment center to cope with undisclosed issues that many speculated included cutting and disordered eating. In an effort to demonstrate her newly-found confidence, Demi took to Twitter on Monday and posted a shot Continue reading