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Feminism

Dear Bathing Suit Companies, We Don’t Look Like That

In light of summer, it’s not uncommon to see public pools fill up with teenagers desperate to get a tan. It’s also not hard to notice the increasing smaller size of bathing suits being made for women. Bikinis barely provide covering to the necessary areas and leave women feeling naked and exposed. Several girls will avoid going swimming because of the way they perceive their bodies. Bathing suit models are plastered on walls everywhere, showcasing

International

France’s Ban on “Extremely Thin Models” Has Come Into Effect

France has officially passed an anti-skinny-model law, stating that all media platforms and fashion and beauty business who advertise ‘unhealthily thin models’ will be subjected to crime. From this day forward, models will now be required to provide a doctor’s certificate, outlining their overall physical health with a special regard to their body mass index (BMI)––a measure of the body weight and height ratio, according to BBC News. A label on all photoshopped images on

Feminism

The Problem With Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”

Woke Boy Extraordinaire™ Kendrick Lamar has supposedly taken on body positivity in his latest release Humble. “I’m so f***in’ sick and tired of the Photoshop/Show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me somethin’ natural like a** with some stretch marks,” he croons while one bare-faced woman stares blankly at the camera and another seductively wiggles her behind. “Still will take you down right on your mama’s couch in Polo socks ay.” Both men

Feminism

Waist Trainers Don’t Actually Help You Lose Weight — The Unhealthy Truth

It’s not uncommon to walk into a ladies’ restroom and find more girls gathered around the mirror instead of in the stalls. Whether it’s fixing makeup up or doing hair: there’s always something to fix. Feeding off this mentality, is the growing popularity of corsets. Corsets have been around for 500 years, molding women’s bodies into whatever shape they desired. It was extremely popular in the 16th century as all aristocratic women strived for the inverted cone

Entertainment

How Listening to ‘Folksy’ Music Altered My Inner Monologue

My parents are both professional musicians. Since birth, I’ve been listening to countless different kinds of music. For many people, the first concert they attend is an unforgettable milestone. I honestly cannot remember what my first concert was, though, I think I’ve always leaned towards the artsy music. My Freshman year of high school, I decided to try something new and I tried out for cheerleading. I made the team and fell in love instantly with

Mental Health

Body Positivity is Harmful?

Body Positivity is such an important concept and idea that we should all be partaking in. Especially in this day and age where comparisons to out of this world models are just begging to happen, to both men and women. It’s hard to feel confident about yourself when you look nothing like the top 100 sexiest celebs, who get applauded as something that we should all aspire to be – subjectively pretty to a select

Feminism

10 Things to Remember During the VS Fashion Show

It’s the holiday season, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is headed to Paris this year with a star studded cast and musical guest list. Victoria’s Secret Angels and models will strut in their holiday catalog of bras, underwear, and lingerie on national television. This always is an internationally discussed event and there always seems to be a group consensus. The same type of comments resonate every year, “I’m not going to let my boyfriend

Entertainment

JoJo Is Using Her Comeback To Talk About Body Positivity

Calling all JoJo fans… she’s back! After experiencing many highs and many lows, JoJo has returned and graced our presence with her impeccable voice. Recently, she sat down with the Huffington Post and discussed her views on body positivity and body image, and how she has chosen to deal with it while being in the public eye. When asked how she has been able to “navigate” the world of body image, positivity, and love while

Real Life

Why an “Unhealthy” BMI Is Not the End of the World

We’ve all been through it. We’ve all sat in a dreary waiting room, anticipating the calling of our names. We’ve all undergone routine tests evaluating our visual and auditory capabilities. We’ve all climbed up onto a bulky scale, a nurse standing by to balance the weights and record the result. We’ve all sat alone in a harshly lit office, listened to that flimsy white paper crinkle beneath us with every fidget, awaiting the doctor’s return. For some patients, this return

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