Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image (Live Girls) (Paperback)

  Check out our Body Outlaws book (formerly Adios, Barbie)! Edited by our very own co-founder, Ophi, with handy dandy bodylovin' exercises from Pia, the site'' other co-founder. If you like the blog, you'll love the book! Book Description Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who … [Read more...]

All About Love: New Visions (Paperback)

Readers of bell hooks's fiery and eloquent attacks on racism and sexism might be surprised to see her take on the elusive subject of love, but in her own unique way, hooks beautifully weaves her childhood search for that emotion with society's misuse (and dire need) of it. All About Love takes apart the sentimental and often … [Read more...]

A Second Round of Applause for the Book “Bodies”

By Sharon Haywood If you think that body image issues are confined to girls and women in Western society, think again. Susie Orbach, the author of the 1979 groundbreaking bestseller Fat is a Feminist Issue, shines a light on the true nature of our body image afflictions in her latest book Bodies - and it isn't … [Read more...]

Zaftig: The Case for Curves

Zaftig is a Yiddish word meaning ripe or luscious, and is commonly applied to curvaceous women. This book celebrates these women principally through its many reproductions of paintings, and through quotations from those who argue for the attractiveness of zaftig women. The arguments for feminine substance are arranged … [Read more...]