body shame

When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

What I Learned About Feminism While Working At A Breastaurant

When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant — one of those chain restaurants, like Hooters, known for large-breasted servers. Read...
Hannah Metzger of Role Reboot    |   01.8.19   |   SHARE
Culture
Yes, men, even woke men, still say the most unbelievable things to us in bed.

Things Men Need To Stop Saying To Women In Bed

Yes, men, even woke men, still say the most unbelievable things to us in bed and most of the time, we don’t say anything back. Read...
Kerry Neville    |   06.4.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I have to reject self-loathing when it arrives in the guise of self-care, and that means I have to opt out of skin care culture.

Skin Care Talk Is The New Diet Talk (And I Hate It)

People talk about skin care like it’s fun — a way to relax. But for me, the very idea opens onto a black hole of self-loathing. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   05.3.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Photo by roya ann miller on Unsplash

Take The Cake: Do We Support Thin Feminists More Than Fat Feminists?

What I’ve noticed, as a fat feminist, is that self-identifying as a feminist or an activist bears a different social cost depending on your body size. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.1.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Do I want to spend the next half of my life battling a new set of reasons why my body is wrong?

Can You Ever Get Over Your Body Being Too Much?

Over the almost 40 years that I’ve been on this planet, I’ve absorbed the message — whether it’s about my hair, pale skin, or the size of particular Read...
Dawn Clancy    |   04.27.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Image courtesy of the author.

Failure And Body Shame On A Guatemalan Volcano

My breathing hastened and my crying intensified. The elevation wasn’t doing me any favors. All I knew was that it was pitch black on a lava field in Read...
Caroline Eubanks    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
“"Have a burger for God’s sake,” “You’re a twig,” “Are you anorexic?”

"Lucky": The Plight Of The Naturally Skinny Girl 

I don’t care about my weight. But other people do. Read...
Lauren DePino    |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
Bodies

Take The Cake: Virgie's Guide To A Power-Babe Thanksgiving

Like, "Yum, there is a table full of delicious food" but also, "Ugh, am I gonna hate myself after I eat this?" Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.23.16   |   SHARE
Bodies