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Ginnifer Goodwin, Brooke Hogan cop to dieting for their careers

Wait, so you’re telling me celebrities aren’t the best role models? In case you needed more evidence that Hollywood stars are perhaps not the paragons of healthy living, see below. Jezebel recently wrote about two celebs admitting that it’s not always easy, glamorous, or safe to look the way they do. Thirty-two-year-old actress Ginnifer Goodwin… Continue Reading →

Ballet critic takes on the Sugar Plum Fairy’s weight

Need an open forum to mock women’s bodies? Become a ballet critic! That’s what New York Times writer Alastair Macaulay did, and look how pleased he is with himself now. So pleased, in fact, that he felt entitled to defend his recent review of The New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. In the write-up, Macaulay… Continue Reading →

“The Bad Girls Club” goes plus-sized. Oh boy.

Reality TV never ceases to amaze me. While extremes like Bridalplasty make me want to punch people, other, lamer shows like Real Housewives: How Can You Even Tell Which City They Are In Since They Are All Basically the Same Vapid People, can be entertaining, or just mildly sad. So, hooray for Vh1 for taking… Continue Reading →

Not Laughing at Sexist Gag Gifts

Nothing says “Merry Christmas!” like an offensive, sexist gift. I’m a big fan of weird novelty and gag products. On my desk at work, I have a miniature replica of my own office, made from Cubes figurines.  At home, I’ve got Fighting Grandads wind-up toys and ice cube trays that make icebergs and the Titanic… Continue Reading →

PETA pushes shock value. Again.

Newsflash PETA: Nudity and shock value are only novel for so long. I guess I can give PETA points for creativity and timeliness, but how many points do I subtract for consistent sexism, misogyny and, um…hardly ever depicting a single animal? The latest controversy-causing PETA ads poke fun at the body scan machines used at… Continue Reading →

Models contort and crumple their bodies (and the garments)

I admit it. I love online and catalogue shopping. The comfort, the convenience — it’s the best of window shopping without all those annoying fellow shoppers and salespeople. Lately, however, I’ve been noticing something a little odd about catalogue models (Don’t even get me started on the amount of Photoshop used); a large population of them… Continue Reading →