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당신이 책 읽는 여성과 데이트해야 하는 이유 12

(6) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 2:45 PM

영화 제작자 존 워터스는 이런 말을 한 적이 있다. “누군가의 집에 갔는데 책이 없다면 그 사람이랑은 섹스하지 마라.”

훌륭한 조언이다.

책 읽는 사람들이 쿨하고 데이트하기 좋은 사람들이라는 내 말에는 편견이 있을 수도 있다. 나는 어렸을 때 식탁에 책을 가지고 가는 아이였으니 말이다. 하지만 독서를 좋아하는 사람과 데이트하는 것은...

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President Obama Blocked A Meninist Twitter Account

(43) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 10:58 AM

@POTUS is on Twitter, and he wants nothing to do with "meninists."

President Obama blocked the account @MeninistTweet, which bills itself as a parody but provides the type of commentary one might expect from men's rights activists like sexist jokes and...

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21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

(1552) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:35 PM

books every woman

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything.

It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between...

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16 coisas que mulheres cruelmente sinceras conhecem bem demais

(6) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 8:38 AM

Se como eu, você é uma mulher excessivamente sincera, em algum momento da sua vida pode se ver em maus lençóis. Encaremos a realidade, a verdade geralmente dói, mas isso nunca nos impediu de contá-la.

Frequentemente existe a expectativa de que as mulheres cedam e peçam desculpas ou deem desculpas...

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How Warriors In Pink Will Bring More 'Good Days' To Breast Cancer Patients

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 4:10 PM

The Good Day Project wants to make the everyday lives of breast cancer patients just a little bit better.

Warriors In Pink, a Ford Motor Company program dedicated to fundraising and spreading awareness about breast cancer, is partnering with Meal Train and Lyft to create...

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13 Things In Life That Are Just Not A Competition

(7) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 3:36 PM

Some things in life, like triathlons and standardized tests, are competitions.

Others just are not.

In any group conversation, see how long it takes for commiseration to turn into one-upmanship. "Oh, your roommate leaves out dirty dishes? I totally understand...

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Stunning Portrait Series Of People With Tattoos Proves 'Beauty Is Not Only Ink Deep'

(155) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 1:45 PM

Tattoos are a part of a person's beauty, and a new photo series proves it.

Photographer Niall Patterson is currently fundraising to publish a book of portraits and narratives from his project "Beauty Is Not Only Ink Deep." Patterson has been photographing people with tattoos and...

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11 Gründe, warum Sie mit einer Frau zusammen sein sollten, die gerne liest

(4) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 6:52 PM

Der amerikanische Filmregisseur John Waters sagte einmal, "Wenn du mit jemandem nach Hause gehst und er hat keine Bücher - schlaf nicht mit ihm."

Ein exzellenter Hinweis.

Es mag voreingenommen klingen, wenn ich sage, dass Menschen, die gerne lesen, coole Personen sind. War ich doch ein Kind, das...

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People Who Are Anti-Abortion Are Also Sexist, Worrying Study Finds

(411) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 4:20 PM

A new study has found a link between sexism and anti-abortion attitudes.

PhD candidate Stephanie Begun and professor N. Eugene Walls published a study in the May 2015 issue of peer-reviewed journal Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work linking sexist attitudes with...

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This Is How Trolls Treat Women On The Internet

(19) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 10:12 AM

A new Twitter hashtag shows just how rough it is being a woman on the Internet.

Online harassment-reporting platform HeartMob asked Twitter users to share their stories using #MyTroll, and the results are truly staggering.

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12 motivi per frequentare una donna che legge

(7) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 9:20 AM

Il regista John Waters una volta ha detto: "Se siete a casa di qualcuno e non vedete libri, non andateci a letto!"

Ottimo consiglio.

Forse sono fin troppo faziosa quando dico che i lettori sono le persone giuste con cui uscire (ma io ero anche quella che da bambina si...

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12 Reasons To Date A Woman Who Reads

(94) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Filmmaker John Waters once said, "If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have any books, don’t f**k ’em."

Excellent advice.

I may be biased when I say that readers are cool, dateable people -- after all, I was the kid who brought my books to...

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Why Aren't We Celebrating 'Mom Bod,' Too?

(9) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 11:12 AM

"Most women who ate this year epitomize the mombod."

That's what comedian Akilah Hughes has to say in her hilarious Fusion parody video, "Move Over Dad Bod, Mom Bod Is The New Hot Bod."

"Dad bod" made its way on to the Internet two...

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Fotógrafa cria plataforma para valorizar mulheres e histórias autênticas

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 2:12 AM

A fotógrafa Jade Beall quer criar um novo tipo de site para mulheres — um que mostre retratos inalterados tirados por fotógrafos ao redor do mundo, acompanhados pelas histórias delas.

Algumas imagens abaixo podem ser consideradas NSFW ("Não adequado para o ambiente de trabalho”).

Beall, a fotógrafa por trás de The Bodies Of Mothers (Os Corpos das Mães), está atualmente levantando fundos para a campanha “You Are Beautiful" (Você É Bonita), que ela descreveu ao The Huffington Post como “uma nova e radical plataforma de mídia de fotógrafas mulheres de todo o mundo, para que contribuam com imagens sem retoques de photoshop e inspirem histórias de mulheres para promover uma autoestima saudável, amor próprio e empoderamento das mulheres e de nossos pequeninos.”

O site irá mostrar retratos de mulheres acompanhados pelas narrativas sobre suas vidas e corpos.

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“Meu corpo é o corpo de uma mãe. Posso não gostar sempre de cada gordurinha e marca que vejo. Mas lembrarei daquela clareza sob a perspectiva de uma criança. Este corpo abrigou cada um dos meus quatro filhos e alimentou e nutriu cada um deles. E, pelo menos por isso, não posso deixar de amá-lo.”

Beall está reformulando seu site atual, A Beautiful Body (Um Corpo Bonito), para criar a página You Are Beautiful. Ela espera que o novo site seja uma fonte de apoio e senso de comunidade para mulheres que enfrentam dificuldades em suas vidas, como a páginal atual tem sido.

“Tantas mulheres se sentem sozinhas e sem apoio ao lidar com as mudanças em seus corpos, passando pela gravidez, pós-parto, abortos, distúrbios alimentares, depressão, ganho de peso, câncer, doença e acidentes”, escreveu. “O projeto Beautiful Body tem sido uma tábua de salvação para milhares de mulheres em todo o mundo.”

Veja alguns desses retratos deslumbrantes e trechos das histórias dessas mulheres abaixo, e aprenda mais sobre o projeto You Are Beautiful aqui (em inglês).

you are beautiful

“Quando olho uma fotografia minha, zero todas minhas falhas — flacidez extra, papada, olhos muito próximos, celulite, pele desbotada. Poderia continuar indo além. Posso parecer e me sentir fabulosa, mas então olho uma foto daquele momento e odeio o que vejo.”

beautiful body

“Sei que todas essas coisas são o que me tornaram o que sou hoje e deveria estar orgulhosa de minhas marcas internas e externas. Meus seios caídos e estrias são histórias de jornadas de criação e crescimento dos meus cinco milagres. Tento me lembrar disso diariamente.”

beautiful body

“Para mim é triste como a palavra ‘bonito’ tem sido tão banalizada por nossa cultura, e agora se aplica apenas a um tipo (muito limitado) de aparência física. A beleza não é apenas atração física, e atração física varia de cultura para cultura, época e preferências individuais das pessoas. Digo aos meus filhos que eles são bonitos no sentido real... são criaturas incríveis capazes de muita coisa.”

beautiful body

“Quando vejo outras mulheres fazendo coisas que não entendo e adotando um hábito não autêntico quero ‘julgar’. Mas então lembro da minha verdade e sorrio por dentro: o modo único de viver delas que não entendo e sobre o qual não preciso fazer suposições é uma oportunidade incrível de expandir minha capacidade de amor e entendimento deste mundo onde somos humanos!”

beautiful body

“O que é importante é que não restringi em 49 dias. O que é importante é que não acordo todas as manhãs em pânico sobre o que comi no dia anterior. O que é importante é que posso me ajudar a dominar um ataque de ansiedade. É importante que meu monólogo interior seja de amor, com muitos lembretes e afirmações reformuladas. É importante que eu esteja aqui. Que eu possa escrever isso.”
Este artigo foi originalmente publicado pelo HuffPost US e traduzido do inglês.

LEIA MAIS:

- 10 coisas que sua mãe nunca te contou

- A foto de uma mãe de biquíni inspira outras mulheres a exibirem seus corpos com orgulho

- Bonita é a mãe!

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'You Are Beautiful' Is A Global Campaign To Share Women's Portraits And Authentic Stories

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:51 PM

Photographer Jade Beall wants to create a new kind of site for women -- one that features unaltered portraits taken by photographers around the world, accompanied by the subjects' stories.

(Some images below may be considered NSFW.)

Beall, the photographer behind The Bodies Of Mothers, is currently fundraising for "You Are Beautiful," which she described to The Huffington Post as "a rad new media platform for female photographers from all over the world to contribute un-photoshopped images and inspiring stories of women from around the world to promote healthy self-esteem, self-love and empowerment for women and our wee ones."

The site will feature portraits of women accompanied by narratives about their lives and bodies.

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"My body is a mother's body. I may not always like every lump and bump and mark I see. But I will remember that clarity of a child's perspective. This body was home to each of my four children, and has fed and nourished every one of them. And, at least for that, I cannot help but love it."

Beall is revamping her current site, A Beautiful Body, to create You Are Beautiful. She hopes that the new site will be a source of support and community for women struggling in their lives, as the existing site has been.

"So many women feel alone and unsupported as they deal with their bodies changing, going through pregnancy, post-partum, miscarriages, eating disorders, depression, weight gain, weight loss, cancer, illness and accidents," she wrote. "A Beautiful Body Project has been a lifeline for thousands of women around the world."

See some of the gorgeous portraits and excerpts from women's stories below, and learn more about You Are Beautiful here.


you are beautiful

"When I look at a photograph of myself I zero in on all my flaws – extra flab, double chin, eyes too close, cellulite, discolored skin. Oh, I can go on and on. I can look and feel fabulous, but then see a picture of that moment and hate what I see."


beautiful body

"I know all of these things are what have made me who I am today and I should be proud of my marks internal and external. My sagging breasts and stretch marks are stories of the journeys of creating and growing all five of my miracles. I try to remind myself of that daily."


beautiful body

"It's sad to me how the word 'beautiful' has been so cheapened by our culture, that it now only applies to a (very narrow) sort of physical appearance. Beauty is not just physical attractiveness, and physical attractiveness is variable by culture, time period, and individual people's preferences. I tell my children they are beautiful in the real sense.. they are amazing creatures capable of so much."


beautiful body

"When I see other women doing things that I do not understand and by learned un-authentic habit I want to 'judge.' But then I remember my truth and I internally smile: their unique way of living which I do not understand and which I need not make assumptions about is an incredible opportunity to expand my ability to love and my understanding of this world of being human!"


beautiful body

"What is important is that I have not restricted in 49 days. What is important is that I don't wake up every morning in a panic over what I ate the day before. What is important is that I can help myself out of an anxiety attack. It is important that my inner monologue is love, with many reminders and reframed affirmations. It's important that I'm here. That I could write...
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These Honest (And Brilliant) Sex-Ed Quiz Answers Got A Teen Suspended

(151) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 3:10 PM

Now this is how you respond when your partner objects to condoms.

Last week, Imgur user dogsandcatsandlemursohmy posted what she claims is her younger sister's responses to a sex ed quiz. She wrote that her sister, then aged 14, was suspended for her sassy comebacks to any...

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Feminists Have Taken Over #HowToSpotAFeminist, And It Is Glorious

(67) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 11:56 AM

When conservative radio host Doc Thompson started the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist over the weekend, he wasn't really talking about how to identify people who believe in social, political and economic equality of the sexes.

Instead, he sought to make fun of anyone who dared identify as a...

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Attenzione mondo: il girovita non ha bisogno di allenamento

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Siamo nel 2015, ma sembra che i corsetti stiano tornando di moda come nel 1850.

Negli ultimi mesi ho visto tantissimi selfie di donne famose che indossavano corsetti striminziti (e sicuramente dolorosi) durante l’allenamento in palestra. Le foto erano accompagnate dalla didascalia “Allenamento girovita”. Per un po’ ho fatto finta...

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#PlusSizeAppreciation Is The Fiercest Thing You'll See Today

(8) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Women are spreading an amazing message of body love, one tweet at a time.

Using #PlusSizeAppreciation, ladies who aren't Victoria's Secret-model thin are sharing pictures of themselves, and it's magical.

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Attention, World: Waists Don't Need To Be 'Trained'

(38) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 4:17 PM

It's the year 2015, but corsets are making a comeback like it's 1850.

Over the past few months, I've seen a lot of selfies of celebrity women wearing small, painful-looking corsets in the gym accompanied by gushing captions about "waist training." I ignored it for a while, thinking this...

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