Pop Culture’s Relentless Battle with Body Image

TV shows "Huge" and "Thintervention with Jackie Warner." Photos from ABC Family and Bravo.

By Valerie┬áMartin Mainstream pop culture's back-and-forth, wishy-washy affair with body image is nothing new -- but it seems to be rearing its head now more than ever. TV line-ups are springing up shows like "Huge" from ABC Family and the new fall series, "Mike & Molly" from CBS. At first glance, it's easy for mainstream … [Read more...]

TV’s Fat and Happy. Not Quite.

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Lately I've been noticing a surge in TV shows that feature fat folks. And while at first I thought the exposure was great, looking more closely I see that any exposure doesn't necessarily mean good exposure. Especially when magazines like US feature former Biggest Loser contestants and their perfect Hollywood style weddings, … [Read more...]