Tag: Body Image

Khloé Kardashian releases Good American, a body-positive denim line

It’s no secret that a revolution in body image has swept the fashion industry within the past few years. Gone are the days of so-called “Heroin chic,” during which the industry normalized unhealthy body standards by almost exclusively employing female models who were dangerously underweight. Late last year, French officials passed a bill banning the… Read More

New Jersey court upholds Borgata’s weight discrimination policy

A New Jersey appeals court ruled on Thursday that the Borgata casino can legally enforce their personal appearance standards by firing employees that gain or lose more than seven percent of their body weight.      The lawsuit was brought up against the casino in 2013 by 21 Borgata servers that claimed they were working in… Read More

Lilly Pulitzer’s fat-shaming crisis highlights role of individual employees in brand imaging

Picture of a food table at Lilly Pulitzer headquarters.

Women’s clothing line Lilly Pulitzer found itself in a sticky situation after being the subject of an article published in New York Magazine. The article’s original intent was to give readers a look into the fashion line’s headquarters, but instead was criticized for a harsh display of fat-shaming.     The article is a slideshow… Read More

The Perfect Body: A Critical Look at the Controversy Surrounding the Latest Victoria’s Secret Campaign

Victoria’s Secret sparked major controversy recently when they launched their new Perfect Body ad campaign, which for many is a blatant demonstration of issues like body shaming in marketing and in the media.   While there are those who are in complete opposition to the campaign, there are also those who have jumped to its… Read More

For the Love of Your Body: Cancer Research Calendar Transforms Women’s Body Insecurities into Art

A woman’s relationship with her body is always a bit of a mishmash of mixed emotions, but too often do the negative emotions and opinions tend to outweigh the positive. All it takes is one look at the long list of terms women use to describe their “problem areas” — terms like muffin top, thunder… Read More

Why J Law, Adele, and Mindy Kaling Have Us All Loving Ourselves a Little Bit More

Societal pressures for ideal beauty have always been an insistent presence in our culture. Women have always been expected to act and speak according to what men, or overarching culture at the time, deems as “desirable.” Although it would be nice to say that we are unaffected and completely confident in our bodies 100 percent… Read More

#WomanCrushWednesday: Lena Dunham

In a society obsessed with artificial beauty and superficial qualities, it can be difficult to find strong female role models who are doing great things for women and actively challenging the norms of society, whatever they may be. Lena Dunham is a stand-out in Hollywood as a daring female comedian who proves that there is… Read More

The Body Confidence Crisis: How to Rock Your Body

In an increasingly digital world, it is impossible to escape the omnipresent media portrayal of beauty: ads everywhere consistently portray women who are way below the average healthy body weight; female protagonists in mainstream films are almost exclusively made up of thin, flawless women; and the average woman’s war with excessive, misleading airbrushing has finally come to… Read More