British Government Backs a Guide Teaching Parents How to Talk to Their…

Meanwhile, in the land of our former colonial overlords, the British government has thrown its support behind a guide aimed at helping parents teach their children to be confident and comfortable with their bodies. The guide explains that the so-called perfect body — a hyper-toned, hyper-sexualized fiction — is a… » 6/22/12 10:25am 6/22/12 10:25am

Madonna Dishes On "Fat Thighs"; Turning 50

Madonna has always been brutally honest, and her interview on last night's Nightline was no exception. Madge's take on Malawi is possibly distorted, as we discussed earlier, but so is her take on her own body. In the clip above, Madonna laments her "big fat thighs," which she attributes to her Italian mama. On one… » 5/23/08 12:00pm 5/23/08 12:00pm

Dear Lisa Simpson: We Feel You On The Body Dysmorphia Thing


This clip is from a Simpsons episode that originally aired in 2004 as part of the series' 16th season, but we caught a recent rerun of it and it struck us that it might just be one of the best Simpsons episodes ever. It's the one where Marge takes Nelson under her wing, but what's even better is the subplot in which… » 1/02/08 7:00pm 1/02/08 7:00pm