Topic: Body Image

Blogger Responds To Abercrombie CEO’s Body Shaming With ‘Fat Abercrombie Ads’

Blogger Responds To Abercrombie CEO's Body Shaming With 'Fat Abercrombie Ads'

A little while ago, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Clayface Mike Jeffries made some really awful comments about why his fratty Americana mall clothes don’t come in larger sizes. A recent article (focusing on the brand’s desire for thin, popular customers) brought the comments back around and a new outcry surged on the internet, especially from the fat acceptance community. One blogger, Jes at The Militant Baker, decided to write an open letter to Jeffries.

…Even better, she did a photoshoot to accompany that letter, imagining ‘fat Abercrombie ads’ that reflect positive body image. More »

I Don’t Want Comments On My Arms At Work–And I Shouldn’t Have To ‘Cover Up’

I Donât Want Comments On My Arms At WorkâAnd I Shouldnât Have To âCover Upâ

In a business meeting with a male consultant, two male colleagues and another female colleague, the consultant (I’ll call him Bob) interrupted my introduction to say this:

“Wow, you’ve got some big guns there, don’t you?”

I stopped my description of my professional experience and background to gape at him. Did he really just say that?

“My wife does CrossFit,” he said. “She’s all ripped up like that too. You must do something!”

I finally stammered, “Yes. I lift weights,” and returned to the topic of conversation at hand. More »