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Body Shaming

Don't Call This Woman's Bathing Suit Photo 'Brave'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women

Plus-size fashionista Jessica Kane is sick and tired of people calling her "brave" for wearing a swimsuit. So she posted a glamorous bathing suit shot...

4 Things We Can All Learn From P!NK and Kelly Clarkson's Responses to Body Shamers

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Madeleine Melcher

In a time when social media has brought body shaming to an all time high we need some reminders. We need to stop being our own worst critics, remember our worth and find our happy, all while setting the example for our kids.

Let's Put an End to Body Shaming, Starting With Your Own

Jessi Andricks | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Are glad you are not quite as overweight as the person next to you in the Starbucks line? Do you wish you were as skinny as the model on the latest issue of your favorite fashion magazine? If it is, it's time to stop, take a break, and focus on what's really going on with your own body.

The Girl Stays In The Dress

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

"Hippy," she said. "This one's got some hips on her." She continued to pull and sigh and make small laboring noises as she worked. I sought out my mother's eyes, but she didn't seem to notice where Eugenia's remark had landed.

Learning to Love My Body

Catherine Uy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Catherine Uy

Women come in all kinds of beautiful shapes and sizes. Girls should never feel like their bodies aren't good enough. I was never going to fit the media's beauty standards or my family's, and I finally realized that's OK.

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Ravishly | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Ravishly

There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.

Fat Is Not a Feeling

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Recently, Facebook came under fire for...

It's Time to Love, Not Shame Your Body

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Kanevsky

I'm the right size for me. No matter what size that is. And so are you. And don't let anyone tell you different.

This Man Was Body-Shamed, And Now Hundreds Of Women Are Throwing Him A Party

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women

This is a great Internet story: When an unnamed man was shamed for dancing in public, a tribe of body-positive women launched a Twitter search to thro...

Bellydancing Gave Her Confidence and a Pain-Free Body

Tim Ranney | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

Mention bellydancing to most Americans and they'll envision sultry slave girls in a James Bond movie or sex workers in a tawdry lap dance club.

Stop the Body Shaming

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition There's been a lot of hoopla recently a...

Is Our Controversial Gay-App Infographic 'An Exercise in Fat Shaming' or an Accurate Reflection of Hookup Culture?

Mike Alvear | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

We wanted to accurately portray how people behave online, not how we wish them to. Is reflecting (and ridiculing) how people truly behave online off-limits?

Why I'm Embracing The 'Designated Ugly Fat Friend' Title

Ally Del Monte | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Someone sent me a pic of Kylie Jenner wearing a shirt saying "I'm somebody's DUFF" and it made me sad. Why? Because I think being a DUFF is a state of mind.

Real Women Have Back Fat

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Stacie Huckeba

After losing half my body weight, I somehow thought that life would get easier. Somehow, I thought that all of this would be easier. But as it turns out, it's harder. It's more frustrating and far more painful living in this body than it ever was living in my 300-pound one.

It's a Shame Body Shaming Is Part of American Culture

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Body shaming is a part of American culture, at once abhorrent and everywhere. Women are shamed for being fat, skinny, tall, short, flat chested, busty, too plain, too sexy. But lately, there seems to be a different response from women -- frustration followed by acceptance and moving on.

Finding Plus-Sized Teen Clothing Is Hard -- And This Didn't Help, Walmart

Ally Del Monte | Posted 12.30.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

When you're plus-sized, Halloween can be downright scary. It's not the ghost and ghouls I'm talking about, but finding a costume.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

Your Reflection Is Perfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Nicole Glassman

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I stood at the foot of their bed when my dad interrupted me, "Are you getting a little chunky there?" He pointed to my stomach. I looked down sheepishly and said, "No, I am just standing funny." I wondered what he meant. I was only eight years old.

How To Break The Body-Shaming Cycle And Accept Your Lumpy, Bumpy Body

OWN | Posted 09.15.2014 | OWN

Kristin grew up in a family that was critical of her weight. At age 49, she still finds herself plagued by the voices in her head. Hoping to finally e...

Black Twitter Won't Let Vogue Forget Epic Article Fail

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

Remember that time Marie Claire applauded Kendall Jenner for rocking "new epic" cornrows and Twitter had a meltdown? Well, it appears Vogue Magazine j...

My Dance Teacher Thought She Was My Friend -- But She Was Body-Shaming Me

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

Dance is a complicated world. It's a world where your body is your canvas, and that canvas is supposed to look a certain way. And sadly, that standard doesn't just exist in dance, it's everywhere. But thankfully, the world is changing.

'Fargo' Star Slams Body Shamers

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

"Fargo" star Allison Tolman's life has changed a lot lately. She went from working as a temp to becoming an Emmy-nominated actress, and she also becam...

People Really Need To Stop Body Shaming Prince Fielder

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

As if he isn't already impressive enough on the field, Prince Fielder has made another bold move. The 30-year-old Texas Rangers MLB star, who is f...

Why I Don't Judge The 'Pretty Girls' At The Gym Anymore

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I realized that I have been judged my whole life, and what I did was wrong. She had nothing to do with people calling me fat, stupid and lazy. I did by not standing up for myself.

Heavy Makeup, Fishnets And Short Shorts Don't Make Me Less Of A Feminist

Gabriela Rivera-Morales | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Gabriela Rivera-Morales

You can't convince me that I'm immediately complicit in a sexist system for loving makeup, and wearing booty shorts or itty-bitty crop tops.