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Female Body Image

My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I will educate my daughter as best as I can. I will raise her to be strong, to fight back, to be herself and be proud of who she is. I will raise her to realize how ignorant a 50-ish man with salt-and-pepper hair can be. Who's with me?

These Embroideries Of Boobs, Butts, Nipple Hairs And Stretch Marks Are Just Perfect (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains images of (embroidered) boobs and buts, and thus may not be suitable for work. Say farewell to all your preconceived ...

Dream Date

Julie Gray | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Julie Gray

"You don't think every living moment of my life since I was maybe 12, I have not hated my body?" I yell.

The Mixed Message I Have to Send My Daughter About Her Body

Kiranjit K. Longaker | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Kiranjit K. Longaker

I nurture in my daughter a terrible mixed message: one, that she has full sexual self-ownership, and two, that the specter of violence ultimately robs her of sexual self-ownership.

Bankable Beauty

Jana Perez | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Jana Perez

Only four percent of women consider themselves beautiful, according to a study commissioned by Dove. Dove is banking on that.

Vaginal Knitting Is Actually A Thing And People Are Absolutely Terrified (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Two words: Vaginal. Knitting. This curious form of performance art comes to us courtesy of feminist artist Casey Jenkins, a self-professed "craftiv...

The Truth About Beauty, On Your Wedding Day And Every Day

Anne Almasy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?

Muffin Top Movie: Reclaiming the Female Image

Suzette Standring | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Muffin top is the bit of blubbery overhang on a woman's mid-riff. Even it is barely noticeable, the female mind expands it exponentially to a monster truck tire. On this natural and normal belt, sadly, self-esteem dangles in despair. Is it possible to reclaim the muffin top as something positive?

Changing Your Body Image Monologue

Sally McGraw | Posted 12.04.2013 | Women
Sally McGraw

What phrases pop up when you think about bikini season, shopping for jeans, getting naked in the gym locker room? What do you tell yourself when you step on the scale or apply your makeup?

How To Talk To Your Daughter About Her Body

Sarah Koppelkam | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Sarah Koppelkam

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don't say anything if she's lost weight. Don't say anything if she's gained weight. Here are some things you can say instead.

9 Habits Of People Who Love Their Weight

Posted 05.29.2013 | 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...

14 Things This Woman Isn't Thinking

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women

When I saw the photo below, of a young woman circa 1870 looking at herself in the mirror, it made me think of a passage in Joan Jacob Brumberg's book ...

Who Owns My Body?

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 05.11.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I've felt like the white rag on a tug-of-war rope. My body will never fit the spicy image of a Hispanic Amazon; it will never be naturally slim and naturally curvaceous. It will just be. It is my body. And I'm glad.

Lesley Arfin, Staff Writer on Girls, Talks Nudity, Body Image and the Creative Courage of Lena Dunham

Brad Listi | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 151, a revealing conversation with Lesley Arfin, a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, as well as the MTV series Awkward.

How Skinny Models Might Actually Help Women's Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style

It is generally assumed that being bombarded with images of skinny, flawless supermodels and celebrities makes most women feel bad about themselves (o...

Fake Boobs and Body Image

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.21.2013 | Women
Mary Pritchard

Given the average boob job costs between $3,000 and $4,000, couldn't we find better ways to spend that money? Maybe spend it on something that will actually improve our well-being long term?

What Carrie Underwood Taught Me About Baring It All

Next Avenue | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Carrie Underwood and the 2013 Grammy contenders cast a light on whether to reveal or cover up. I’m a...

Feeling Good About Your Body (WATCH)

Posted 01.04.2013 | MarloThomas

Growing up in show business, it was hard not to compare myself to all of those perfect movie stars. Luckily, my parents helped me develop a good body ...

'Beauty Isn’t Owned By Skinny People Alone'

Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts

Photographer Yossi Loloi must have taken a hint from Lucian Freud and Peter Paul Rubens when he took photos challenging the traditional image of the n...

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature Speaks the Language of Girls

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.

Friends Share, Even Body-Image Woes

Posted 11.05.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/05/2012 02:18 PM EST on LiveScience Women, beware: Your friends' chatter could inf...

Why I Wish Someone Would Ask About My Boob Job

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Ethlie Ann Vare

Time has inexorably pushed me down, out... and across that amorphous line where a woman goes from being prey to being invisible. Never again will a construction worker yell at me to show him my tits, no matter how drunk he is. You wouldn't think I would miss that.

SUMBIT: What's Your Favorite Part Of Your Body? Send Us A Photo!

Posted 07.16.2012 | Women

A couple of weeks ago we put out a call asking readers to submit photos of a part of the body many women spend hours trying to fix or change: their th...

The Authenticity Risk

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

What if we measured our own success by whether we make life better or more difficult for all types of women, everywhere?

Fat Sex: How One Woman Let Herself Find Pleasure

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Men didn't want sex with skinny women, they wanted sex with women.