An excerpt from God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis by Tom Hickman, available now from Soft Skull Press that was published on Slate taught me a number of things. One of those things is that I’m definitely buying that book. Another, that human penises, in relation to the human body, are big compared to other animal penises. Among many facts about penises, the big thing I learned from the excerpt is that the male relationship with the member is just as upsetting as Freud made it out to be. The way men feel about penis size is comparable to any other issue of body image. My heart breaks for dudes both big and small. More
As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes to a close, I thought it was important to elaborate on arguably the most important message of all body image messages: you are not the sum of your measurements. More
…Because I will literally throw up and resent you for my newfound hatred of ribs and chicken wings. More
Gunn threw down the gauntlet during a radio interview. More
Mopeds are fun recreational vehicles that serve as an alternative to, say, riding a scooter for transportation. However, while being fun, they look a bit silly if one were to ride around in public for everyone to see. And, according to society, that’s me. A moped. Due to my figure I’ve been dubbed fun to ride, but you don’t what your buddies to see. And that’s not okay with me. More
I can’t listen to you hate your body anymore. I just can’t. More
I am a weight loss blogger and I love my body. I weigh 350 pounds. I am 5’8 and 23 years old. This month I took my measurements. 58-51-67. I even applied to be on a weight loss show and I think the principle reason I didn’t get picked is because I don’t fit the “sad fat person” stereotype that reality television exploits. I’m a large person who isn’t depressed or sad or even unhappy with what I look like, and I’m sure to most that’s a bit confusing. More
If your body isn’t the perfect type today, history indicates that you just need to wait a few years. Taking these classic body types into account, what do you think tomorrow’s perfect figure trend will be? Vote! .
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Look, let’s be honest, are you more likely to buy something if it’s a size smaller? More
No one can seem to figure out what size Marilyn Monroe was. Maybe she was an 8, maybe she was a 4, maybe she was whatever Christina Hendricks is. She was some sort of a size. It was a good size. We’re pretty sure that if you follow her diet perfectly (as seen in The Bombshell Manual of Style) you’ll look exactly like her. And you’ll be hopped up on eggnog every night, which is awesome: More
So, hey. How are things going? Is it nice where you are? Do they still have the sushi chef? How about the Orangina? Good news, our office rat problem is almost under control, and we haven’t found rodents in any of our purses in weeks!
Anyhow, Marie Claire editors, I figure you have all those things because you’re really good about knowing what articles to run, and don’t just sit around talking to Ashley about whether or not advertisers would be cool with you making a gallery about how to shoplift effectively (We want to call it “Fuck Department Stores: A Guide To Getting What You DESERVE. By the way, no, the advertisers aren’t cool with it). So, that article of Maura Kelly’s you ran about fat people entitled “Should Fatties Get A Room” because Maura Kelly hated seeing fat people… exist, basically… that was there for a really good reason, right?
Like, see, it’s this paragraph that has me confused. More
Editor’s letters are, admittedly, not always the juiciest part of magazines. Often, they exist to thank people who helped make the issue great or talk about a theme that ties some of the major articles together. Sometimes there’s a cute … More
And she has a point. I guess we’ve largely grown so accustomed to models being a size zero that we’ve come to rely on a separate label to say “hey, this model is a size eight!” Hence, “plus sized models.” … More