My freelance writing has piled up (that’s a good thing!), so I need to go on a break from this blog for a while. Thank you for reading. Keep up the fight in the meantime! I know you will.
The time: Tonight! 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific
The place: VH1
The show: Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty
The anticipation: After all this buildup, will it be good? Come back and post what you think! Let’s discuss …
Oh, Victoria, whatever will we do with you?
For its latest ads, Victoria’s Secret has chosen the innovative route of featuring septuplets. Oh, they have different skin tones, but you can tell the models are related because their bodies are EXACTLY THE SAME.
“There’s a Body for every body,” goes the tag line. You’re funny, Victoria. Very funny.
And now for a new addition: A weekly roundup of awesome quotes that I didn’t blog about but that deserve recognition. [Cue applause sign.]
Here they are … posts that make you think.
On our surprise trip around the world this month, let’s venture down under, shall we?
Thirty-six-year-old athlete Jo Lawn just won her seventh Ironman New Zealand, reports The New Zealand Herald. She swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles—all in nine hours, 14 minutes and 35 seconds.
You’d think she’d be more concerned with strength than skinniness. And yet, not too long ago, reports the Herald: (more…)
We keep hearing that plus-size models represent the average American woman, who’s around a size 14. But people who cite that number also say the average height is 5’4″.
Um … size 14 at a model’s 5’10” looks a lot different than at 5’4″. (more…)
Japanese eating habits have been held up for years as wonders of modern healthfulness. If only we Americans ate more like the Japanese, we’d be skinnier, have lower cholesterol and have less heart disease.
Except … now, the women are going overboard. (more…)
Sorority girls are hard on themselves.
At Psychology Today, Dara Chadwick blogged about a study that found some, well, not-so-surprising things about sorority rush participants and body image. She used the study to teach about how friends can influence how we look at ourselves.
I agree but would go further: We can influence how our friends look at themselves.