Admitting to a Disorder is Not an Orderly Thing to Do

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Written by Angela Barnett Editor's Note: Content describes various eating disorder behaviors and mental illness labels.  Getting my teeth cleaned a few months ago, I had a strong urge to ask the hygienist if she could see any evidence of my dirty little secret. Never having confessed to a dentist before I told myself it was … [Read more...]

Barbie’s Got a New Face and Body. And We Love It!

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For literally decades, Adios Barbie has been calling for more frequent and accurate representation of people who don't fit the Eurocentric ideal of Barbie not just in the media, but in toy aisles as well. Today Barbie has announced it is releasing its new Fashionista line featuring three new body types: petite, curvy, and … [Read more...]

Critical Conversations: Sheena Roetman on Body Sovereignty and Justice

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Sheena Louise Roetman is the editor of the groundbreaking website Sovereign Bodies which is centered around indigenous women’s health. "By putting the concept of bodily sovereignty at the center of the mainstream dialogue about human rights and social justice, it is intended to ignite important new conversations about sexuality, … [Read more...]

Campaign Aims to Quash Xenophobia With #MoreThanALabel Hashtag

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By Megan Dottermusch When GOP front-runner Donald Trump called for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, he began the xenophobic churn that has stirred heated discussions about immigration reform in the 2016 election cycle. The additional dynamics of the Syrian migration crisis in Europe — where countries are … [Read more...]

A Public Letter Calling for Solidarity with Indigenous and PoC Communities—and Against Conferences at Former Labor Camps and Sites of Genocide

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Nalgona Positivity Pride, T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders, Adios Barbie and our allies find the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals’ (iaedp) location choice of The Amelia Island Plantation (Labor Camp) Resort for its 2016 Symposium offensive, ignorant, and symbolic of the ways white supremacy is … [Read more...]

#MasculinitySoFragile Challenges Toxic “Male” Culture and Stereotypes

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Twitter is exploding at the moment with #MasculinitySoFragile--the hashtag conversation about our culture's stereotypical ideal of masculinity and the toxic impact of the narrow definition on both men and women. These are some of our favorites so far. Got one … [Read more...]

5 Unexpected Truths About Aging No One Talks About

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by Cyndi Springford   “Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.” — Gloria Steinem My early impressions of aging were, of course, procured by watching my parents deal with it. Both of them have their fair share of hang-ups when it comes to appearance. Mom would spend almost two hours fussing … [Read more...]

The Sorority Fight for Women’s Right…To Party!

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By Kiana Henry, Senior at USC The collegiate Greek system has been around for hundreds of years and is a prized tradition in many elite universities around the country. Every year thousands of men and women go through the rush process to be initiated into this prestigious system in hopes of finding a home away from home, a … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Raise White Children to be Anti-racist Allies

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by Dr. Rebecca Hains; cross-posted with permission In recent [months], the nation has been riveted and repulsed by the grand juries’ decisions to indict neither Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, nor New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. In the ensuing … [Read more...]

Innovative Clothing Line Makes Clothes for Kids, Not Boys and Girls

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by Monica Lowry, This past December, Tasha Sanders wrote an excellent article dissecting responses to gender variance in children. Specifically, she discussed what life is like for her 7-year-old son Emery, who doesn't conform to stereotypical gender roles. He loves to dance to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, wears Disney princess … [Read more...]