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My 'Gluten Allergy' Was A Veil For My Eating Disorder

xoJane | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

I heeded the doctor's advice and gave up gluten, although my stomach felt little relief at the time. The notable side effect from my gluten freedom? I...

How I Learnt To Accept My Small Breasts

Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Jennifer Miller | Allure Last October, I stood on a tailor's block at a fancy New York City bridal boutique for my third, and supposedly final, dr...

Why We Stay Silent On The Addiction Of Overeating

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Why did I get fat? Why was I eating until I hurt and regarding my own body as something as distant and unsympathetic as, say, the state of the housing...

How The 'Man Crisis' Impacts Women

Posted 07.23.2012 | Women

Hugo Schwyzer | Role/Reboot Hugo Schwyzer responds to a recent op-ed that attempts to assign blame for the growing number of women suffering from b...

How I Finally Broke Up With Binge Eating

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

It's strange, but it's widely accepted in our society that "You've lost weight!" is considered to be high praise. You could be ill, you could be on yo...

Why Losing Weight Didn't Give Me Self-Acceptance

xoJane | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I have a very vivid memory of lying in a bathtub, sobbing, shortly after losing 100 pounds. I was on my side, and the loose flesh of my stomach clumpe...

French Women Worry About Getting Fat, Too

The New York Times | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

The delivery box that carries a three-day sampling of meals from the weight-loss company Jenny Craig is tantalizingly large. Inside is a plastic-foam ...

The Rumpus Sunday Essay: Flesh and Bones

The Rumpus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Women

Consider the clavicle. Clavicles, actually. There are two of them, the darlings, the slender twin horizontal bones forming those small knobs at the...

Is Facebook Fueling Our Body Issues?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

Varci Vartanian | The Daily Muse Last Saturday night you were a legend-the reining queen of dive-bar karaoke. Your friends swarmed like the paparaz...

Why Lena Dunham's Body Matters

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Thanks to the social-life-suck known as grad school, I'm a bit behind on all relevant cultural phenomena. I have yet to watch an entire episode of The...