Topic: Body Acceptance

Vogue Writer Advocates Publicly Shaming Her Overweight 7-Year-Old Daughter

Vogue Writer Advocates Publicly Shaming Her Overweight 7-Year-Old Daughter

Listen Vogue, you’ve done some shitty things over the years. We’re probably never going to be friends, what with the rampant racism and fetishizing of pre-pubescent girls.

But Vogue has crossed the line from controversial to downright horrible. In the April 2012 Shape issue, writer Dara-Lynn Weiss opens up about a difficult motherhood experience. She talks about her year-long struggle to enforce a strict and publicly humiliating diet regimen on her daughter, Bea. More »

San Francisco Citizens Protest For Right To Be As Naked As They Wanna Be

San Francisco Citizens Protest For Right To Be As Naked As They Wanna Be

San Francisco’s least modest male citizens recently staged a “naked guy nude in” to protest proposed laws restricting people’s rights to be totally naked in public in that fair city. Before I go any further, I should mention that I first came across this story by way of a link one of my San Franciscan friends tweeted alongside the comment “one of the reasons, among many, why SF is a dumb place to live.” That’s not very nice, I thought as I clicked. More »

Lady Gaga’s Stylist Nicola Formichetti Won’t Work With Fat People

Lady Gaga's Stylist Nicola Formichetti Won't Work With Fat People

Thierry Mugler’s creative director (who is probably much more famous stateside as the Man Who Dresses Lady Gaga) just made a statement he’ll hopefully regret soon to W. Formichetti described styling a rock band and how it was the last time he worked with fat people. He didn’t offer much insight into why working with “three fat guys” was “so ghetto” but apparently it was way less fun and glamorous than working with models and non-fat people. Brace yourselves. More »

Gallery: Eight Gorgeous Plus-Size Models

Gallery: Eight Gorgeous Plus-Size Models

In a comment on my post about her magazine yesterday, Beautiful editor Sue Thomason said that she only uses models above a U.K. size 12 to “redress the balance.” In other words, since you only see skinny models in most magazines, it’s important to show an equal number of larger models in hers. This makes a certain kind of sense. I’m not saying we should live in some communist utopia where everyone gets to be a model who wants to be one, but we need to expand our concept of beauty from where it is now. It’s with this in mind that I’ve made a gallery of eight beautiful plus-size models. More »