Bethenny Frankel Would Rather be Airbrushed Than Wear Fur

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In addition to being pregnant and starring in Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel stars nude for a PETA billboard unveiled December 15th in Manhattan's Times Square. The billboard is one of a series of nude celebrities who bare all as part of PETA's "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" ad campaign. In response to … [Read more...]

Hair: The Tales and Fables of our Follicles

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In light of all the talk about the politics of Black hair and Chris Rock's Good Hair documentary, Newsweek dedicated a whole week in October to what they coined "A Week of Follicular Coverage." To launch the series they wrote: As personal as our hair is, it's also the subject of some very public and political discussions. Heather … [Read more...]

Fat and Happy: Why “The Biggest Loser” Loses

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by Tami Winfrey Harris I have struggled with weight all my life--mostly because in my younger years I was unable to accept that my larger frame was natural and healthy for me. Unhappy with a 12, I dieted and deprived and fretted over calories, and wound up a 14. Unhappy with that size, I measured and counted and starved my … [Read more...]

Barbie’s Ankles Too Fat for Louboutin’s StyleList Fashion Blog

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Silly us. All these years we thought Barbie was the picture of perfection. Turns out, we were wrong. Christian Louboutin thinks Ken's better half is carrying some extra padding in her ankles. Louboutin -- the latest fashion designer to give the plastic icon a makeover (others have included Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and … [Read more...]

I’m Saving My Cheers Over New, “Authentic” Black Barbie Line

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by Tami Winfrey Harris, originally published at What Tami Said EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - (Business Wire) Mattel® announced today the launch of So In Style, a new line of black dolls by Barbie® featuring more authentic-looking facial features such as fuller lips, a wider nose, more distinctive cheek bones and curlier hair. So In Style … [Read more...]

Chris Rock’s Documentary Gets to the Root of Good Hair

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You gotta see "Good Hair." It's a great film for everyone, taking a humorously candid look at the politics of and price paid for beauty. A mix between Chris Rock's cheeky stand-up and Michael Moore's tongue-in-cheek documentaries, you'll be surprised by the facts presented around the national and global politics surrounding the … [Read more...]

German Magazine Swaps Thin Models for Real Women

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By Melissa Eddy (Associated Press) BERLIN - Germany's most popular women's magazine announced Monday that it is banning professional models from its pages in favor of "real women" in an attempt to combat an unhealthy standard of rail-thin beauty that it says has isolated its readers. The editor-in-chief of Germany's bimonthly … [Read more...]

Huff Post’s “Craziest Birth Stories of All Time” is Hateful Modern Day Freak Show

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Banking on a dark history where bodily difference in disabled people, people of color, fat people, and LGBTQ people has equated freakish, abominations of God, The Huffington Post has fallen off the deep end to lure its readers. Instead of informing us around the evolving ethics and politics around birth and body across the globe, … [Read more...]

Warning Labels on Photoshopped Models? “Oui” Say the French

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About seven years ago, I led an intense media literacy course for a group of amazing Bay area teens. As part of the course, students created art and media pieces that illustrated how they felt about unrealistic portrayals of men and women in the media. I was blown away when a pair of fourteen year-olds, Shari and Shila, produced … [Read more...]

Save Your Boobs, Unless They’re Saggy

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Update:  Jezebel and The LA Times have posted two new stories also shaming the "Save the Boobs" campaign.Just came across this psa "Save the Boobs" for ReThink Breast Cancer. In an effort to reach a hip, young, media savvy audience about the impact of breast cancer on young women, this campaign does nothing to lift the conversation … [Read more...]