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Body Standards

Why Instagram Censored My Body

Petra Collins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Petra Collins

Recently I had my Instagram account deleted. I did nothing that violated the terms of use. No nudity, violence, pornography, unlawful, hateful, or infringing imagery. What I did have was an image of MY body that didn't meet society's standard of "femininity."

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...

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 ...