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Body Shaming

Size Is Just a Number: What Society Doesn't Understand About Skinny Shaming

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

In an ideal world, all body figures will be equally cherished. But in order to do that, we must first acknowledge the imbalance in what it means to have a "beautiful" figure. Telling curvy people that they are beautiful does not threaten the beauty of skinny people.

Body Shame In Our Schools

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

At lunch that day I crossed the open expanse of concrete with a few friends and ran across a member of the administration. She looked pointedly down at my neckline and told me that I had "nice cleavage," and to conceal it so that nobody would see it "too soon." Horrified, I pulled my neckline up to my chin and walked around flushed for the rest of the day.

Despicable Fat-Shaming Campaign Aims To Reveal People's ‘#ThinnerBeauty’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women

"No shaming please. No hate speech please." That's what was written in the About section in a new "skinny acceptance" campaign called Project Ha...

Fashion Director Axed For Saying Iconic Dress Isn't For Voluptous Women Or Lesbians

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.20.2015 | Style

 One of the men behind Herve Leger's signature bandage dresses insisted Sunday that "voluptuous" women and lesbians should stay away from the sk...

Carissa Moore Was A World Champion Surfer, But That Didn't Protect Her From Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women

In 2011, at age 18, Carissa Moore became the youngest person -- male or female -- to ever win a world title in surfing.  She was at the top of h...

Body Shame May Actually Be Making Women Sick, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. ...

Woman Takes Down Body-Shaming Troll With A Delicious Hashtag

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women

After an Internet commenter body shamed Jenny Rushmore, hundreds of Instagram users rallied on Instagram and fought back -- with cake. Rushmore, a blo...

All Roads Lead to the Vagina

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

I waited in the room for the doctor, wearing my poly blend gown, and browsed through the many pamphlets that were prominently displayed on the countertop. It looked like a friggin' library.

What You Didn't See When You Looked at A "Skinny Mom"

Jennifer S. White | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Jennifer S. White

I'm a thin mom who loves to move my body, who loves to eat healthy food and have a glass of wine and some dark chocolate every night, who loves to sit on the front porch with my husband after the kids go to bed, who loves to read, who loves my children---who, frankly, is a person beyond my physical exterior, and I recognize this.

Bugaboo Stroller's 'Unrealistic' Ad Causes Controversy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents

Bugaboo ran straight into controversy by posting a photo of a bikini-clad model jogging with one of the company's strollers on Instagram. Dutch m...

What It’s Really Like When You Don’t Love Your Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women

Whether it's your height, your thighs, your weight or your scars, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't have insecurities about ...

Woman Dominates Body-Shamers With Brave Before-And-After Photos

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

Women's bodies are scrutinized at every shape and size. Society's skewed standards of beauty can lead women to believe they're never skinny ...

My Wedding Was Perfect – And I Was Fat As Hell The Whole Time

the Guardian | Ashley Reich | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings

  Aham and I got engaged on my birthday. He took me to dinner, suggested a “quick nightcap” at our neighbourhood bar, and then, surp...

Stop Scrutinizing Female Athletes For the Wrong Reasons

Lori Day | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Lori Day

I am so sick of the scrutinizing of female athletes and whether or not they are feminine, whether they can be both feminine and athletic, and all the rest of that tired, sexist, clueless, despicable BS. Heads-up: Athleticism is not gendered.

This Woman Flawlessly Responded To Her Boyfriend's Fat-Shaming Haters

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women

The Internet can be a cruel place. Luckily, people like Ashley Stevens know how to take that hatred and turn it on its head. After 21-year-old Stevens...

Everybody Has a Bathing Suit Body

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Whether you are too fat or too skinny to fit the impossible ideal of what others deems as a "bathing suit body," you can be ridiculed for how you look. Some people will say you shouldn't be wearing a bathing suit and if you do, you open yourself up to being shamed. I say: ENOUGH

Jennifer Lawrence Basically Says Hollywood Can't Body Shame Her Now That She's A Huge Star

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.11.2015 | Entertainment

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Plus-Size Vlogger Doesn't Care If Her Bikini Body Makes You ‘Uncomfortable'

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

"Why is it that someone else can dictate that you are not allowed to put something on your body that makes them uncomfortable?" Such is one of just...

Revenge Porn Is More Than a Violation of Privacy It Is Digital Sexual Assault

Olivia Wilson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Olivia Wilson

The narratives we're listening to as revenge porn reaches mainstream news aren't just about victim blaming, they're about negotiating a new age of digital interactions and an ugly manifestation of how women are viewed and treated.

Hey Ladies, Men Hate Their Butts Too, OK?

H. Alan Scott | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

I reject the term "skinny fat" for its inherent shaming connotations, but deep down I'm almost positive that's what I am.

Thou Shalt Not Be Judged: Thoughts on Online Body Shaming

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Rebecca Norris, Men's Health sales assistant, blogger, writer, and fitness buff This is my personal story about body shaming. I'm ...

This Is What a Real Woman Looks Like

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

We don't need to marginalize ourselves. We don't have to play down the parts of our personality that want to be seen. We don't have to hide our physique or change how we look. We can embrace all of who we are without comparing ourselves to anyone else. We can be real and we can own it. All of it. Every last badass bit.

The Flawless Response This Woman Had To A Dude Who Told Her She Needed To Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women

One surefire way to not pick up a lady: Tell her she needs to lose weight. On June 3, marketing director and fashion blogger Christina Topacio too...

Fat Is a Feminist Issue: Concert Tee Shirts

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

What about fans who wear sizes larger than a 3x who are seemingly shut out of the entire realm of tee shirt fandom? Should they just buy a CD and an embossed baseball cap?

Why You'll No Longer Find The Word 'Skinny' On Lauren Conrad's Site

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women

Lauren Conrad is banning words from her site -- and it's all in the name of body positivity. Conrad's lifestyle site covers a variety of topics inc...