Tag Archives: Body Image

“Women in my family have been shrinking for decades”

TweetStart your morning with this breathtaking poem by Lily Myers of Wesleyan University. It will wake you the fuck up, in more ways than one. Transcript below the jump. Tweet
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Case of 11 year old girl shows we shouldn’t use BMI testing in schools to shame kids

TweetAn 11 year old girl in Florida was given a health assessment at school by the Collier County Health Department. The assessment included a BMI (Body Mass Index) test and the results came back that she was overweight. She was sent home with a letter that included the dangers of being overweight and stated she was [...]
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Should we do away with beauty pageants?

TweetOur girl Courtney Martin says yes. In the Times’s Room for Debate, Courtney calls them outdated, and says they perpetuate the harmful idea that success in the real world depends on a woman’s ability to be a very particular kind of beautiful: Let’s face it: the most beautiful women you’ve ever encountered would be total [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetLast night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills. A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated as as national security issue. Radio host Pete Santilli says Hilary Clinton needs to be “shot in the vagina.” A proposed law to [...]
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NYC mayoral candidate, Christine Quinn, admits past struggle with bulimia and alcohol

TweetIn a very personal revelation Tuesday night, New York City Council Speaker and current candidate for Mayor Christine Quinn admitted to having a past struggle with bulimia for nearly 10 years.  Quinn also admitted she is in recovery from alcoholism. Via Talking Points Memo: New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life [...]
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