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Articles posted under the category "Body image"

Losing weight won’t make you perfect

I was unhealthy. Very unhealthy. I considered walking around the block a good workout deserving an extra serving of mashed potatoes at dinner and I survived on diet soda. As I fought to become healthy, I had a fairy tale image of what being healthy would be like.  I thought

Is Facebook Causing Eating Disorders?

It’s pretty much common knowledge that Hollywood and the media are damaging for our body image and partly responsible for society’s obsession with thinness, but now, according to a recent study, we have Facebook to worry about too. The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Maryland surveyed 600

Were critics sexist about The Hunger Games?

In the past few years, “curvy actresses” (actresses who don’t fit the size two norm of Hollywood) have gained positive attention with the media.  Unfortunately, this attention hasn’t come without their bodies being picked apart.  For every article that has celebrated the voluptuous figures of Scarlett Johanssen and Sophia Vergara,

How My Feminism Helps My Body Image

The word “feminist” is a very polarizing word.  A lot of women don’t like to identify themselves as feminists because of the negative stereotypes of being dogmatic, sexist, petty and hypocritical that go along with the word.  For me, being a feminist means that I recognize discrimination against women exists,