If I feel fat and ugly, and I hate my body, how can I trust that someone else can love me?
Plenty of things that have been or still are considered “traditional,” are or may be based in sexism or other kinds of inequality.
“Fat Talk” is a ritual with a special prominence between women, in groups or pairs, and makes it more difficult to have a rational, emotion-free relationship with diet and exercise. And that’s why we need to get rid of it.
“Youth Knows No Pain” is a somber, but fairly agenda-free HBO documentary that follows several Americans into the spa, the botox seat, and mostly to the plastic surgeon’s office in an effort to turn back time on their faces and bodies.
The paradox of women’s glossies: They largely acknowledge our progress and rights in terms of the workplace, sexual freedom and reproductive rights, but only skim the surface of the sexist dynamics and expectations that inform those issues.
What are our bodies telling us when we have an eating disorder?
We don’t need implants and breast reductions. What we need is to cure our society’s complete obsession with breasts.
Britney Spears’ pop-tart image was created as a fantasy for the average man, but since her brush with the ugly side of fame, she’s been subjected to the average female nightmare.
If Michelle Obama’s body makes us proud, why not shape our enthusiasm with a critique of the status quo, which continues to treat her as an object by fragmenting her to her parts?
During the Olympics, we see women’s bodies not for their looks, but for what they can do. Can they stick a landing, enter the water smoothly, sprint through the tape?