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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...

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 ...

'OITNB' Star Dascha Polanco On Not Being Size Zero In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.20.2015 | Latino Voices

“Orange Is The New Black” star Dashca Polanco isn't shy about sharing the body-related insecurities she had growing up. Now, the sta...

Caitlin Stasey Says A Magazine Pulled Her Interview Because She Wouldn't Pose Nude

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women

There’s nothing wrong with a woman baring her body on the cover of a magazine, just ask Kim K. or Miley or Olympian Amanda Bingso...

Why Are Women In Razor Ads Always Shaving Hairless Legs?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

This isn't about women who shave their legs. This isn't about women who choose not to. This isn't even really about companies using shame as a ma...

'Multicultural Boob Revolution' Necklaces Celebrate Body Positivity, Diversity And Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents

 A pair of best friends from Queensland, Australia are working to promote body positivity, foster diversity and normalize breastfeeding through a...

Olympic Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson Is A Body Positivity Queen

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

Amanda Bingson's route to appearing nude on the cover of a popular U.S. magazine might seem a bit unconventional for the particular milestone.&nb...

When We Attack Serena Williams' Body, It's Really About Her Blackness

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

A New York Times article about body image in competitive tennis became the catalyst for a debate this week about the harmful ways in which ...

This Is What A Woman Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

Serena Williams, the most dominant female athlete of her time -- and arguably the most dominant, full stop -- won her 21st career Grand Slam tit...

The Nipples Of Art History Get An Instagram-Friendly Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts

Are you scandalized by that particular combo of areola and nip that appears on a female form? You know, the salacious peachy patch of skin absolutely ...

Women Take On Body Censorship With Help From Male Nipples And Photoshop

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women

Male nipples are having a moment, and it’s surprisingly all in the name of freeing the female body from censorship. Last June, artist Micol Hebro...

'Dad Bods' Make Me Very Mad

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Mara Menachem

I am so annoyed (can you tell by my photo). I've been reading all the hype surrounding the new term coined by women, "the Dad Bod" in an attempt to make men feel better about their slightly "out-of-shape, I'm-a-dad" body.

How 21 Women Feel About The Word 'Thick'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women

In a society where thinness is celebrated, women have varying feelings about the word "thick." Last month when Twitter users celebrated "Thick Girl...

16 Women Share Their 'Perfect Imperfections' In Mom's Stunning Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents

Photographer Neely Ker-Fox knows what it's like to struggle with body image issues during and after pregnancy. After giving birth to her second child,...

Stop Policing Women's Bodies

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.

15 Feminist Artists Respond To The Censorship Of Women's Bodies Online

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

In March, artist and poet Rupi Kaur uploaded an image to Instagram, depicting Kaur curled up on the bed in sweats and a t-shirt. She's also on h...

Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women

Yes, comic book heroines are supposed to have powers that are out of this world, but the illustrations of their bodies could definitely be brought dow...

Breasts on Facebook: Stop the Censorship, Mark Zuckerberg!

Éloïse Bouton | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Éloïse Bouton

In real life, I was able to appeal this decision, but with you, we cannot click on an "appeal" tab. And since I am a feminist, I cannot stop myself from noticing male chests circulating all over your site without consequence and receive your narrow-minded precepts like a discriminatory slap in the face. Is Facebook chauvinistic?

Women's Bodies and Sexuality Are Not Gross

Jenny Block | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

We are told we don't want sex often enough. We want it too much. We are too made-up. We are not made-up enough. We should love our bodies. We should hate our disgusting bodies. And articles like "8 Things That Actually Gross Guys Out in Bed" are examples of the worst of this kind of shaming.

Women's Bodies Were the Ultimate Battleground of War-Torn 2014

Bina Shah | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Bina Shah

When there is conflict in unstable nations, the tide comes in with the strength of a tsunami to drown out the precious advances that women have made in those countries.

6 Tips for Raising Daughters

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

Our daughters will learn from us how to value themselves. Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for what they are exposed to and what they hold up as values while they are young.

Old Men and Plus-Sized Men Can Be Sexy Too. Said No One Ever.

Lori Day | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Lori Day

How does the democratization of female beauty actually help women transcend objectification? Isn't this in some ways an extension of the patriarchal bargain to more women?

Power and Powerlessness in Religion

Pamela Brill | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Pamela Brill

And before people get up in arms about using this heinous crime to promote a feminist agenda -- I disagree (although each and every one of us promote agendas every day of our lives). I see it as an opportunity to unearth the worms and re-soil.

Stretch Marks of the Soul

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

I'm trying to figure out how best to honor my pregnancies -- all three -- and the body that housed them. They don't necessarily need to be emboldened in my postpartum size and I guess stretch marks of the soul are the stretch marks that aren't readily visible to anyone other than me.

When You Buy Jeans, Remember, It Could Be Worse

Kate Baer | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

Can you think of anything worse? Maybe dental surgery. Dental surgery is worse than jeans shopping. Unless there is full anesthesia, then dental surgery just becomes a long nap with consequences and a long nap with consequences is not worse than jeans shopping.