For months now, I’ve had a bunch of images saved in a Google Doc dedicated to potential Pictorial odds and ends. It’s a pile of stock photos of women doing aerobics, circa the early 1990s. Every couple of weeks, I look at these photos, hoping inspiration will strike and I’ll figure out what to say about them. But I’m…
Recently, I had occasion to search the stock photography database Shutterstock for pictures depicting ancient Rome. A theme quickly emerged: sexy ancient Romans. There are a lot of depictions of sexy ancient Romans. Even for a passel of horn dogs like the ancient Romans, it’s a lot!
Many women have complicated relationships with their weight and body image that couldn't possibly be summed up in a stock photography image, although that hasn't stopped anyone from trying—and failing. Here, we collect the weirdest of women posing on scales.