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Kate Moss & Girls' Body Reality

I read all these stories that suggest Kate Moss should be burned at the stake for saying her motto is, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Sarah and the Goon Squad has a funny, light-hearted and compelling post about it. Instead of being…
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Disordered Eating

When I was in college I lived on a pack of cigarettes, a cup or two of coffee and one $1 hamburger a day. I'd go to the grocery store and spend like $20. Ramen and Kool-aid were good choices, because you could get 10 for a $1. That's 10 meals…

Beauty Beholden

“Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.” -Martha Beck

The Difference Between Men & Women

In Golf Magazine's self-proclaimed "Greatest Survey Ever," 21% of men say they could beat Tiger Woods. Twenty-one percent of male golfers believe they are better than the best golfer in the world. Better than a gifted prodigy. Do they have…
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The Fat Fight

Robin Marantz Henig and Jess Zimmerman (of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty Fame) wrote a piece about bodies, fat and the mother-daughter relationship. It pushed about every button I have. I've been in an internal debate with myself ever…

The Religion of Thinness

Michelle M. Lelwica is associate professor of religion at Concordia College and author of "The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women's Obsession with Food and Weight She's written a lovely piece in The Washington…
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These Naked Ladies Look Just Like YOU! (You're HOT!)

Remember when Glamour Magazine ran a photo of Lizzy Miller? Glamour got such a positive response they are running an entire feature story on "plus-sized" women, These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size. (Yeah, yeah, how dare they call a…