Fat Princess: PlayStation Abomination

As if the world of gaming wasn’t unfriendly enough for women. Feministing caught wind of the latest steaming pile of circuits from Sony: a game called Fat Princess. The premise is capture-the-flag, except here the flag is a woman. Each team feeds their kidnap victim as much cake as possible in order to render her… Continue Reading →

Join About-Face in person!

A couple new About-Face events for you, Bay Area-ites! A series of Wednesdays: August 6, 13, and 20. We’d love to see you in person, so check out the details over on our Volunteer page. – J.B.

A contestant from “The Swan” speaks out

When Lorrie A. appeared on cosmetic-surgery reality show “The Swan” back in 2004, she didn’t know what she was getting herself into. Now she’s scarred and damaged. Have a look at her (very short) interview on E! News from Sunday: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_HbsTJsX80[/youtube] About-Face took action around “The Swan”‘s airing.

Distorted: A Book Review

Recently we came across an honest, enlightening account of a mother and daughter’s experience with eating disorders, and we thought you should know about it. Distorted, a book by Lorri Antosz Benson and her daughter Taryn Leigh Benson, chronicles the experiences they respectively shared while Taryn was battling eating disorders as a teenager. Distorted is… Continue Reading →

Two Shots, Skim Milk, No Bikinis!

Is it just me, or is the term “sex sells” getting as old as the phrase “surf’s up?” (Click the photo to watch the video on CNN’s site.) CNN, being the intellectual news source that it is (ha!) reported on something quite relevant. Yes, they did a short piece on bikini-clad baristas in Seattle, Washington.

A cautionary tale: growing up under the knife

“Mommy, does plastic surgery make you look like a different person?” “No, it just makes you look more beautiful than you used to be.” From my seat next to her, both of us facing the Starbucks storefront, I balked. Her reflection gave her away: tall, thin, with a tightly drawn face and deep-set eyes.