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Mother-Daughter Self Image

This is Ainsley's Madmen self image. She doesn't get to watch Madmen, but she hyjacked my self image, so I stepped back and  let her create herself. This is my self image. I tried to be as realistic as possible. This may say a lot about…
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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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My Face/Her Face

by Tracee Sioux I am deeply struck by this photograph which I found on About Face, a non-profit company which combats negative images of women in the media. Without taking a right or wrong stance about plastic surgery, this photograph of a mother…
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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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Gender Advertising

Can I just say Dirty Vagina is one marketing tactic too many women fall for. (Really, I just wanted to say Dirty Vagina for my Discovery Click if they ever come here.) But, serious, no wonder women sometimes feel like crap about themselves. Thanks…