Posts Tagged ‘body positivity’

Loving Your Body When It’s Not Working Right

April 7, 2016 — There’s no denying it. We’re screwed up when the subject comes to health and body weight. That’s why body positivity — loving your body as it is — is an important concept gaining traction with the American public. But when you throw obesity into the mix, the conversation gets complicated. It gets complicated because people […]

A Special Place for Confusing Body Image With Health

February 26, 2016 — Cheryl Tiegs is creating a kerfuffle by confusing body image with health and criticizing the current cover model for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, Ashley Graham. Citing Dr. Oz as her go-to source, Tiegs says that Graham’s waist “is not healthy.” According to Tiegs, “Your waist should be smaller than 35.” It turns out that Graham’s waist is […]

33 Flavors of Body Positive Barbie

February 2, 2016 — Poor Barbie. Every move she makes is critiqued for its cultural significance. Being under a microscope like that must be stressful. But we can’t ignore the emergence of 33 flavors of body positive Barbie. If you had any doubts about the body positive movement taking hold, this moment should dispel them. Barbie is now tall, […]

Hypocrisy in Plus Size Fashion?

January 15, 2016 — Fat shaming is definitely not in good taste these days and body positivity definitely is. So shouldn’t marketing plus size fashion be a simple matter? Hardly. Graduate students at the NYU Costume Studies Program have assembled an exhibition that provides extraordinary insight into just how complex this subject has been across centuries of fashion and […]