Dove’s message pertains a somber truth—we often have negative, hypercritical perceptions of our own beauty, and it’s the rare woman who has learned to accept and love herself, her body, as is. More
Topic: Body Image
Yesterday, Elle released their February “Women In Television” issue, complete with four covers featuring Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams, and Zooey Deschanel. The Internet (including me) was quick to notice that the covers had a curious issue: while Poehler, Williams, and Deschanel were shot with about 75% of their bodies visible and in full color, Kaling’s photo was cropped to only show her face, and was black and white. It’s Melissa McCarthy all over again, and just like that time around, Elle responded to the criticism with a fairly tone deaf example of missing the point. More
You know the “thigh gap” trend (and I’m using the word “trend” loosely here)? It’s when the thighs of a person–typically a woman–do not touch at the top, and it has been glorified all over Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter. Now, there is a thing called “bikini bridge” and it is equally ridiculous as the other aforementioned body trend. More
Happily, Mindy Kaling landed her first major magazine cover on February’s issue of Elle. The cover is one of four for the “Women in Television” issue, also featuring Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, and Allison Williams. News outlets like The Huffington Post were quick to laud Elle for their placement of Kaling on a cover, but seemed to miss the fact that Kaling received a very different treatment than the other cover girls. More
Doesn’t P!nk have the monopoly on the old exclamation point for an i? More
Jennifer Lawrence is certainly on the road to winning every Most Likable Celebrity Award ever if they existed, what with her adorable tripping, congenial dorkiness, seeming lack of a filter, and “normal” girl brand. More
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Body positivity is a lot easier said than done. We’ve been socialized to be so critical of ourselves that our insecurities tend to spiral out of control. We’re convinced that someone is actually paying attention to the hair on our knuckles or is disgusted by our crop top bearing a stomach that definitely doesn’t boast rock hard abs.
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On my very first day in Texas, I took my daughter, two-years-old at the time, to the grocery store to pick up all of the necessities for our apartment—toilet paper, cheerios, and chardonnay—and as I lingered over a display of Frito Pie ingredients, wondering what the hell Frito Pie was, a woman with a massive hairdo and leopard print caftan approached, exclaiming, “How adorable! She looks just like you–you should put her in a toddler pageant!” More
This is a low even for Kris Jenner, and it proves just how far gone we are in our perception of women and their worth. More
Say what you will about Lena Dunham, but she has a pretty badass attitude about her body. More
She’s the reigning queen of pop culture positivity, that’s why she can openly announce that she would totally get plastic surgery without making anyone feel bad. More
It’s hard to think of a bigger symbol of our culture’s body image crisis than Barbie, who has spent over half a century teetering on impossibly long legs as her enormous breasts propel her forward. This year saw a number of projects and campaigns to take Barbie’s unrealistic proportions down a notch and bring her into a more human level, which opens up a conversation about what Beyoncé is aptly calling “the disease of a nation”–the never-ending and unattainable quest for physical perfection. More