​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

Ladies Aren't the Ones Letting Themselves Go After Marriage

Ah, marriage: the ceremonial letting out of ye old gut once you've locked it down something permanent. According to the popular lore, studies and jokes, it is us gals who do the biggest pile-on post-nuptials, before kids, after kids, just thinking about having kids, and sometimes literally as we stride out the aisle,… » 1/31/14 5:00pm 1/31/14 5:00pm

Women Who Run Are Horrible Fat Wildebeests, Says Swole Bro Trainer

This article on nutritionist, trainer, and human pillar of muscle protein powder D.H. Kiefer's website, Dangerously Hardcore, (HAAADCOOOOOAH) is called "Why Women Should Not Run." Period. Not "Why Women Looking For a More Toned Body Should Not Run" or "Why Women Who Want To Lose Weight Should Not Run." Why? Because… » 5/04/13 3:30pm 5/04/13 3:30pm

Just Shut the Fuck Up About Kim Kardashian's Weight

Even before 32-year-old Kimberly Noel Kardashian got pregnant, her weight was a talking point. Her curvy body — and that infamous derrière — landed her on magazine covers, and she was paid handsomely to use and promote the non-FDA-approved weight loss supplement QuickTrim. But now that Kim is with child, the blaring,… » 3/22/13 1:45pm 3/22/13 1:45pm

TMZ Makes Fat Jokes About Bryce Dallas Howard's Post-Baby Body on Freaking Mother's Day [Updated]

You know, I never really thought that TMZ would ever let me down because I had no actual expectations of decorum. So imagine my surprise when I saw some photos taken on Mother's Day of the actress Bryce Dallas Howard walking with her infant daughter—to whom she gave birth in January—under the category "Beauty" with… » 5/14/12 4:45pm 5/14/12 4:45pm

Remember When Pregnant Women Were Allowed to be Fat?

It would seem that Jessica Simpson has had the audacity to unabashedly gain weight during her pregnancy. How dare she! Doesn't she realize that her reckless indulgence in buttered Pop Tarts could kill her baby? Doctors who don't treat her all agree! Maybe if we all start a vigorous campaign of hand wringing over all… » 4/03/12 6:00pm 4/03/12 6:00pm

You Probably Haven’t Noticed, But You’re Getting Fat

It's pretty much a given, at least if you believe anything you've ever read or seen on TV, that women spend 90 percent of our time obsessing about every ounce of fat that creeps onto our bodies. And why wouldn't we? After all, looking like a model is every woman's top priority from the moment she is born. I mean what… » 3/01/12 11:00am 3/01/12 11:00am

Freshmen 15 Doesn't Exist, Was Invented By Seventeen

Young people are now free to pursue a higher education without suffering from the crippling fear that they might gain a little weight. Researchers have proven that most college students don't gain the "Freshmen 15" — and that Seventeen is not your cool older sister. The magazine is more like the obnoxious older sister… » 11/03/11 11:51pm 11/03/11 11:51pm