Victoria's Secret Acknowledges Outrage, Alters Its 'Perfect Body' Ad

Victoria's Secret should've known (and probably did) that it was getting into ugly territory when it launched a campaign called "The Perfect Body." The ensuing negative press—which came in all shapes and sizes, heh—has compelled the overpriced lingerie company to alter its slogan to read: "A Body for Every Body." » 11/06/14 12:10pm 11/06/14 12:10pm

​It's OK if You Like Gaining Weight When Pregnant and OK if You Don't

The battle royale over how much weight you are or are not allowed to gain during pregnancy rages on: In one corner of the Internet, a "stick-thin" mom says having a baby is just an excuse to get fat. In another, a woman argues that no woman has ever said the best thing about pregnancy is getting fat. They are both… » 10/12/14 2:30pm 10/12/14 2:30pm

We're Living in the Era of Body-Positive Wolf-Crying Run Amok

On the Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday night, Lena Dunham wore a teal floral-print Prada gown and Claire Danes showed up in Armani. One's sartorial choice was panned, the other's lauded. Challenge: write about either woman's appearance without inducing knee jerk accusations of bodysnarking/thin shaming. YOU CAN'T DO… » 9/25/13 2:20pm 9/25/13 2:20pm

Yes, Samantha Brick Is Obnoxious, But the Daily Mail Is Trolling Us All

If you haven't heard (in which case you are either Helen Keller or dead), some woman named Samantha Brick wrote a million-word humble-brag in the Daily Mail about how terrifically difficult it is to go through life as a magnificent beauty. It's that same old trope you hear supermodels trot out on every late-night talk… » 4/03/12 11:15pm 4/03/12 11:15pm