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10 Ways to Teach Kids About Sexism

Alpha Mummy has a hysterically practical list of 10 ways to teach kids about sexism by Carol Midgley. Some suggestions are to have a Bratz burning while chanting, Burn the Freaks!, buy a stack of women's and girls' mags and compare headlines…

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby, written by my friend and colleague Claire Mysko and model Magali Amadei takes a walk through the psyche of pregnant women and address their…
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Famine Brain and Body Image

The other day I put away my scale. Hid it where I won't think about it anymore. I'd been weighing every Monday morning. It's not that it's telling me bad news . . . its just that what I've been doing isn't working. I'm not getting the results…
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Glamour Shot

She looks like . . . . Me. It's not me, it's a model named Lizzie Miller. But, she looks like a normal woman. One I might encounter anywhere, including in my mirror. I gasped when I saw it. In a good way. I'm not sure why I would prefer to…
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Lose 47 lbs in 1 Month!

Attention Moms: Lose 47 Pounds with 1 Old Rule! Have the baby! I've finally, after 3 years of toiling away on this site, made it to Internet fame. Maybe you, like many others who email me to ask if I've taken up modeling or extreme dieting,…
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Swimsuits, Clothes & Body Image

One major secret to a positive body image is wearing the right clothing for your body. Clothing that doesn't show everything is clothing that cleverly hides flaws and private areas. Like the above dress, for instance. I don't want to mislead…
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Self-Objectification and Low Self-Esteem

We all know how objectification works, some men see women as an object for their sexual pleasure. But, what happens when girls and women begin to see themselves as an object for men's sexual pleasure? The Association for the American Psychological…
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Self-Loathing Sin Bank

Vacation Rerunby Tracee SiouxI am going to put a self-loathing sin piggy-bank (pardon the pun) on my kitchen table.Naomi Wolf has a great quote which is taped on my bathroom mirror, "The mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates…
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Body Image Activists Blog

There's a brand new group blog about body image: we are the REAL deal. We are Body Image Activists. Fatties, skinnies, and disordered eaters who want every girl to feel beautiful and strong. Muscle chicks and plus-size fashionistas, yoginis,…
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Makeover Madness

Surely, you've been to Reign of the Girl Child? Today there is a great story about the message to teens and preteens that a Makeover Makes Everything Better. (It's exactly the same message given to these girls' moms too isn't it?) It's an old…
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Respect RX Rally

Book a Respect Rally or Get Trained! from Respect Rx on Vimeo. The Respect Rally is a four-hour conference—followed by a 24-session curriculum (The Respect Keep It Going! Kit)—that empowers teens and young adults to boost self-respect and…