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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 ...

Katy Hall

9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women's Bodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Tuesday to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) for accusing her of lying about the gender breakdown of a contracept...

SUBMIT: 9 Months In Pictures: Share Your Favorite Pregnancy Pics (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.18.2012 | Impact

Everyone loves a baby, and it's easy to see why. The miracle of life starts with its own set of miracles when it comes to a pregnant woman's body. ...

Women's Bodies Are Still the Subject of Dispute

Leila Mouri | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Leila Mouri

The naked photos of Golshifteh Farahani emerged in the moment when Iranian youth are transforming the political and social language of their country, freeing themselves from any state-imposed discourse towards women in their "public" presence.

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

What Does Your Dress Size Say About You? A Popular Website Says, "Not Much!"

Kate Fridkis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I love to look at real women's bodies. Like everyone else, I sometimes need to be reminded that my own body is perfectly normal.

Patti Davis: My Body, Then and Now

More | Patti Davis | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women

"Written on the Body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulations of a lifetime gather there." ~Jeanette Winterson from her nove...

Learning To Love The Body You Have Now

Susan Liddy, M.A., PCC, CPCC | Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Liddy, M.A., PCC, CPCC

Shouldn't it be easy to sit back and simply appreciate our bodies for all they are and all they do for us? Not so according to recent studies. A majority of women harbor a negative body image perception.

Female Genital Mutilation: Who Has The Right To Name It A Crime?

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.27.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

In order for FGM to be effectively abolished in these societies, it will be necessary for actual members of these societies to reject it, and to do so with conviction, as with any societal "issue."

How So-Called "Sexual Liberation" Can Result in Low Self-Esteem and Confusion

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

Young women may think there is no emotion attached to the physical, but in reality, most of the times there is, and that misconception can lead to a lot of hurt feelings and damaging of the self-esteem.

Goddess of the Week: Dr. Christiane Northrup

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Christiane Northrup is healing women around the world. Combining her education in western medicine with her intuitive healing wisdom, she became an advocate for looking at women's health from a holistic perspective.