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Women and Weight

In My Perfect World

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

"I don't mean to sound ungrateful, God, but I've been thinking about what we discussed, and I realize rather than returning slim, I'd like is to come back overweight."

I Threw Away My Scale And I've Never Felt Better About My Body

Bustle | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women

I threw my bathroom scale in the trash. Along with all the other things that just didn't belong in my life anymore, like worn out clothes and furniture, it needed to go.

Body Shaming, More or Less

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Sara Esther Crispe

Tell a young woman that she is beautiful when she is under 100 lbs. and see just how willing she will be to watch that scale tip. Remind her of how thin she is every time you see her, and she will do anything in her power to remain that way.

WATCH: What She Admits About Women In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

We've always liked Busy Philipps, who stars on "Cougar Town" on TBS and was also once called "the perfect friend" to her BFF Michelle Williams. Now we...

9 Habits Of People Who Love Their Weight

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul They're healthy -- but not stick-skinny. They eat well -- most of the time. And while they don't love shopping for a swimsuit, they...

People Would Rather Lose $1,000 Than Gain This Much Weight

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.23.2013 | Women

Sixty-three percent of women would rather lose $1,000 than gain 20 pounds. This alarming statistic comes from a recent survey conducted by the Int...

Hey Baby, What's Your Number?: Step Off the Scale

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.

'Seventeen's' BMI Calculator Is Really (Really) Not OK

Christina Huffington | Posted 12.06.2012 | Women

A BMI calculator on a website for teen girls? Seventeen apparently thought it was a good idea. The magazine for adolescent girls featured a calculator...

How We Can End The Body Wars -- Once And For All

Cara Alwill Leyba | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Cara Alwill Leyba

Let's stop tearing each other down and instead, educate each other on how to treat our bodies and ourselves with the utmost compassion and respect.

'Oh My God, Mommy, You Weigh A Lot!'

Carrie Goldman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

When I have moments of doubt, I remember the three little faces turned toward me as if I am their sun and I ask myself, "How will my words and my facial expressions affect them?"

Our Bodies: Perfect, Imperfect And Beautiful

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If I show you pictures of all the places I have been in my life, I can give you minute details about the place itself, the food, the sights and the weather. I can also tell you something else simply by looking at those pictures: The exact number on the scale I was at that particular time in my life.

Why Are You So Skinny?

Jill Knapp | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

There is a difference between showing concern and making someone feel uncomfortable with their own body.

The Word You Should Never Use in Front of Women

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.25.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

As a society, the word "fat" is one of the last few acceptable slurs we can use in public.

Speed Dating for Men Who Want to Meet A Skinny Woman

Kate Fridkis | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

"Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick "down-sizing" to an 8 like when you're dating online. We'll be checking labels at the door!"

6 Reasons To Stop Dieting

Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Lisa Eisenstadt | The Daily Muse It seems like there's a new fad diet or food "discovery" nearly every day that promises to help us lose weight and...

Curing The Obesity Epidemic One Beatdown At A Time

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

As a woman of normal -- sometimes even "low" -- weight, I live in constant terror that were I to gain weight, I would no longer be deserving of love.