Topic: Body Image

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 »

Raffaella Fico Pregnant On The Runway: Empowering Move or Publicity Stunt?

Raffaella Fico Pregnant On The Runway: Empowering Move or Publicity Stunt?

Supermodel Raffaella Fico was not the least bit intimidated to reveal her baby bump when she walked the runway during Milan Fashion Week this weekend. It’s a move that has us saying “Bravo” for her bravery to display her beauty, but we can’t help but wonder if showing off nearly naked pregnant bods is turning into more of a publicity stunt for the media. More »

Seventeen Vows To Stop Airbrushing Models In Response To A Very Enterprising 14-Year-Old

Seventeen Vows To Stop Airbrushing Models In Response To A Very Enterprising 14-Year-Old

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old kid from Maine, made it her business to get in Seventeen magazine’s face about all their rampant photoshopping of young models. In her online petition, the young lady asked that Seventeen commit to one unphotoshopped spread each issue to give readers an idea as to how altered many of the images actually are. While Seventeen is hardly alone in their airbrushing tactics, the publication wouldn’t even admit to the practice, releasing a statement touting how they “celebrate girls.” Eighty-four thousand signatures later, Seventeen magazine has finally accepted the teenager’s terms, meaning that one of the country’s leading magazines for girls is willing to address our unchecked media problem. More »