The Egyptian Radio and Television Union has suspended eight female TV anchors for one month because apparently, they’re just too overweight to do their jobs.
On Monday, Meghan Trainor—who made her name with the song “All About That Bass,” which purports to celebrate a curvy form—released the music video for her latest single, “Me Too,” only to quickly remove it. The reason she gave? “They photoshopped the crap out of me,” she told her fans on Snapchat.
In 2014, I was hired as the Entertainment Editor at Ebony magazine, and as someone who’d been reading the magazine for as long as I could remember, getting hired there was surreal.
Ariel Winter has been very open about her body issues and her choice to have a breast reduction surgery. Unfortunately, users on Instagram—usually the height of propriety—didn’t get the message that just because a woman posts a photo of herself in a bikini doesn’t mean she’s inviting comments on her body.
A group of seniors at Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Wichita, Kansas, have papered over the mirrors in all the girls’ restrooms in an effort to promote positive body image. Rather than their reflections, female students are met with an array of Bible verses and old chestnuts on inner beauty.
In a new interview with Glamour, Ariel Winter, star of Modern Family, revealed that she’d gotten breast reduction surgery. The actress only recently recovered from the procedure—in early June, to be specific—and spoke to the magazine about why she chose to go from a 32F to a 34D in order to make life easier.
Topshop will no longer display its clothing on freakishly tiny mannequins after British shopper Laura Berry posted a complaint on Facebook.
Instagram, the arbiter of America’s moral center between food and #gymflow, has welcomed at least one banned word back into their good graces: #curvy.
In the opening to her essay on being a “naked family,” Jess Spiring recounts a story about a time she left her daughters with a friend who, while babysitting, wanted to take a shower. The girls, Spiring writes, begged to join in. She is delighted and proud of them. Should she be?
Today Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman launched her new clothing line, which bears the same name as her website, on both Nordstrom.com and Shopbop. Merchandise is selling swiftly, so if you wear a size eight or smaller, make haste!
Plus-size modeling is becoming ever more prevalent in the fashion industry, and the forthcoming documentary Straight/Curve is examining it in context.
Are you ready for yet another inane and completely arbitrary method of determining whether or not you’ve got a #bikinibody? It seems that the thigh gap is out and we’ve moved on to the #bellybuttonchallenge. We are monsters. We deserve nothing.
An Yves Saint Laurent ad in Elle UK magazine has been banned for featuring a model who is “unhealthily underweight.”
The first time I watched Botched, it was with equal levels of shock and shameful fascination. The premiere episode featured a woman with a lumpy uni-boob. Subsequent episodes: a woman whose ass implant flipped, a Justin Bieber wannabe, Janice Dickinson and a woman whose tragic tummy tuck had repositioned her…
A UK children's health expert says one way to fight bad body image among girls is for schools to encourage boys to tell girls that they are attracted to qualities other than sheer slenderness. Uh... has this guy ever MET any teenagers? I can see approximately 50,000 ways for this to go wrong.
Men who have small penises are prone to anxiety about their body image and their performance. That's why a Yorkshire poet by the name of Ant Smith is throwing a party to celebrate tiny peens of all shapes and sizes. He's charging people admission based on their length—the shorter the dick, the smaller the entry fee.
I'm embarrassed about all the time I've spent thinking about my weight. No one has ever told me I needed to lose any. Doctors mark my weight "average," and aside from a few middle school incidents, friends, family, and strangers have been positive about my body. But I'm not always happy with my appearance. Although I…
The private women's college Bryn Mawr emailed a group of students late last week encouraging them to join the new school-sponsored weight loss program. Students received the email based on their elevated body mass index, data that was mined from their medical records collected by the college's Health Center.
Why do kids have to be so damn adorable and uncorrupted by society's stupid, unrealistic standards? This video PSA asks 50 people what they'd change about their bodies. And while the adults were predictably self-critical, the kids said they'd want stuff like superpowers and wings.