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Womens Body Image

Standards Of Beauty Sound Even More Ridiculous When They're Said Aloud

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Just imagine a salesperson saying, "If you buy this top, you will appear thin and consequently be beautiful and well-liked." Sounds ridiculous, right?...

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.

10 Total Strangers Got Naked Together -- And Found Body Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women

"Making a commitment to be part of this was kind of terrifying." That's what one woman in "SHINE," a short video from The Goddess Project, said of ...

Let's Nip This Bikini Body Thing in the Bud

Katie Lowe | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Katie Lowe

Why do we allow ourselves to get stuck in patterns of pathological dieting, shaming and self-loathing, disordered eating habits, misogyny and social anxieties over what is, essentially, a couple of napkins held together with string?

Do I Look Fat?

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

If you are not sure if your life and you are more than the size of your body, I can assure you that your life and you are. You are the one and only you that has had your unique set of life experiences, thoughts, feelings opinions and talents. You are your smile, your love of music, nature, art and any and all qualities that make you unique.

What Types Of Bodies Do Men Prefer?

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.17.2014 | Style
Mike Alvear

What do men want in a woman? What do they want women to look like? It's important to know because you'll have a much better chance of attracting mal...

Christie Brinkley: The Internet Can Be An 'Ugly Place'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.14.2013 | Style

Being a model requires a lot more than having a pretty face and attractive figure. Having thick skin comes in handy, too, especially when you're tryin...

10 Things Only Women With Small Boobs Understand

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Maybe I am like a Sim character, and used up too many points in the ass department to have any left for the chest area when I was created. Who knows.

The Age Women Are Happiest With Their Bodies

Posted 08.22.2013 | Women

Anyone anxious about turning 30 should take heart -- women are most confident about their bodies during that decade. British skin and body care c...

Is Your Body Image Getting in the Way of Your Sex Life?

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.08.2013 | Style
Mike Alvear

If appearance anxiety is getting the best of you in the bedroom, don't look at women's magazines for answers -- they'll just show you how to be more creative about hiding your perceived flaws.

What Reading Books Like This May Do To You

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.31.2013 | Women

Readers of "chick lit," beware -- the woman-targeted fiction genre might not be as harmless as it seems. Reading about a protagonist with low body-est...

Why I Took A Bath In Public

Dana Oliver | Posted 02.10.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

I had to strip down and face my tall, lanky frame -- what better place to do it than a bathhouse?

Sex Sells Is Never Going Out of Style

Brittany McDonald | Posted 07.20.2012 | Style
Brittany McDonald

What makes a respectable modern day woman, is a female who doesn't have to trade in her sex appeal to be considered strong, and doesn't have to trade in her brains to be sexy. We are now both.

How We Really See Our Bodies

Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living

We are, simultaneously, a population with gravely high obesity rates and major insecurities surrounding weight and appearance -- no matter how high or...

My Harvard Speech

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

The media is so numerous today and they all convey the image of a thin woman. We will do our best, but it will be impossible to fight this widespread idea of thinness all by ourselves. Everybody must do their part.

Would You Work Out in A Sports Bra in Public?

Jenny Gaither | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Jenny Gaither

"Excuse me, Miss? if I asked you to participate in a fitness class right now, in broad daylight, in the middle of Union Square Park in a sports bra, would you do it?"

How Much Are You Willing to Reveal: The Sports Bra Challenge 2012

Jenny Gaither | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jenny Gaither

I set a private, personal goal for myself to face my biggest fear of revealing my midriff. Why was this so scary? What was I trying to hide? I challenged myself to teach one of my SoulCycle classes wearing only a sports bra.

What Ever Happened to the Female Orgasm?

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Life is too short for bad sex. We need to stop fearing our bodies and start learning about them. We all deserve three unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of sexual pleasure.

Love. Your. Body. Now.

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

As many of you know I've been seen at 26 years of age and 46 years of age naked round the world the last several weeks.

We Still Undress In The Dark, But The Sex Is Great!

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 01.14.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Whether we like it or not, being 50 or 60 means that we aren't in Kansas any more -- body wise. There is no way that the belt we wore in our thirties will fit, even if the hip-huggers we also wore at the time still do.

Celebs, Nonprofits Partner For Lifetime Movie On Impact Of Breast Cancer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Since 1994, Lifetime Television has been a leader in promoting awareness and activism around the issue of breast cancer. Combining advocacy work with ...

How Mothers Unintentionally Harm Their Daughters' Self-Confidence

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Joyce McFadden

Although we don't mean to, we mothers often model for our daughters our own insecurities and the way we ourselves succumb to ridiculous standards of beauty.

Real Women Don't Have Perfect Bodies

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There is the paradox of women's magazines that advertise clothes that anyone with more than 3 percent body fat would have trouble wearing and at the same time, television programs showing what women with womanly fat stores should be wearing.

Geneen Roth And Oprah Talk About Owning Your Body

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

So, you've lost the weight. But now you're faced with another problem: how to deal with people who are envious of your weight loss. Author Geneen Rot...