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Stretch Marks of the Soul

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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.

'Real Women, Real Bodies' Silhouettes Are So Much More Than Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

These nude photos offer a powerful message -- without showing any skin. The University of Wyoming Union's "Real Women, Real Bodies" organization p...

We're Still Getting This Body Love Thing All Wrong

Amanda Trusty | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

Body love is driving to work in the morning and not judging the different-sized women that run past us on the sidewalk. It's going shopping and not eyeing up the woman next to us trying on clothes that we decide are too tight on her.

Shut Up About Women's Bodies

Jill Di Donato | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

By commenting on a woman's body, you are continuing a cycle of perceiving our bodies for how they appear rather than for what they can do.

How Breastfeeding Brought Me Into My Power as a Woman

Sophie Darch McEntee | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sophie Darch McEntee

As my daughter and I come to the end of our breastfeeding journey together, I rejoice, and I weep. Deeply... for I am still healing. And I am still celebrating the lessons.

Contraception: A Big Ape Ruling

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

The recent decision on contraception was not about the sanctity of human life, non-interference in religious freedom, or scriptural high ground. It was a victory, pure and simple, for those who want to control women's bodies.

What It's Really Like After Breast Cancer Treatment

Betsy Hnath | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

As I look in my bathroom mirror even the skin made so angry from radiation is only a shade or two darker than the right. And yet there is not one part of my reflection that looks attractive to me. I wonder if I will ever turn the corner and begin to accept what I see.

Secrets to the Perfect Body

Tara Hedman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

The messages of body image and appearance are exhausting. But, real value does not rise or fall with the number on a scale. Real worth does not count wrinkles or number of years.

THIS Is Why I Prefer The Bodies Of Older Women

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

I thank my lucky stars I've lived long enough to go nutty over older women's bodies. It's not anything I ever thought I'd go nutty over.

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women

A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Addiction and eating ...

Thank Your Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Have you taken the time to thank your body today? We look at our bodies more and more with disdain than with love, which perpetuates the negativity we feel towards ourselves.

I Love My Body: How to Stop Listening to the Haters

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Now let's get into your head. If you are evaluating your entire self based on a few body parts, you are doing a huge disservice to the spectrum of services your body provides. Do you even KNOW what your pancreas has done for you lately?

Why Is Lululemon Blaming Female Customers?

Andrea Bonior | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Andrea Bonior

His poor, poor fabric, having to quake, quiver and eventually surrender under the Godzillian heft of a woman's curves!

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Curvy Woman

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women

Despite the fact that we should all know better, a shocking number of people think that it's acceptable to comment on women's bodies -- curvy, skinny,...

Modesty Culture's Hidden Victims

Emily Timbol | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

In that moment, my impressionable mind latched onto an idea that took over a decade to dismantle. My worth was in my body. More specifically, my worth only existed in relation to how boys saw my body.

Why The Fashion World Needs To Retire Body Type Labels

Dana Oliver | Posted 10.05.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

"A woman's shape can't be translated into an inanimate object or piece of fruit."

8 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About Women's Bodies

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Throughout history, people have hatched some crazy theories about the way women's bodies work. We're not talking about, like, your crazy Great Uncle M...

50+ Women's Bodies -- From Eden to a Garden

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 49, it's an amusement park. From 50 on, it's a terrarium.

Maybe Not So Far, Baby

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

Many have grown complacent with the belief that women "have come a long way, baby." Women have made great strides in the past few decades. But the truth is we still have a fight on our hands.

Sexy Baby Connects the Dots Between Pornography and Mainstream Society

Tribeca | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Tribeca

Is the porn world truly seeping into mainstream life, and are everyday people idolizing adult film stars? Sexy Baby is a documentary that examines how our hyper-sexualized society is affecting girls and women of all ages.

Katie, Stop Snarking On Women's Bodies

Salon | Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

Because apparently this bears restating on a daily basis, here’s your Wednesday reminder. Don’t snark on women’s bodies. Don’t judge them base...

(R)evolution: 'The Co(te)lette Film' And the Death of Sex

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The next woman who proudly tells me that she is a conceptual artist is going to get a smack. Conceptual art has consistently alienated the public....

Step Away From The Pregnant Lady

Devon Corneal | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

In a world where it is considered ill-mannered to discuss a woman's weight, what I am about to say may shock you. I'm a little shocked that I'm writing it. I weighed 210 pounds when my son was born.

Seven, Seven, SEVEN: Real Women Describe Their Erogenous Zones

Jill Di Donato | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

"So," I told one of my male friends, "I'm writing about women's erogenous zones. Any thoughts?" He reacted with a shudder and then pretty much bolted ...