Female desire and the princess culture

Peggy Orenstein‘s new book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, hit stores this week, and it’s a must-read. It’s a page-turning exploration of “princess culture” and its impact on girls. Peggy’s also an About-Face supporter, having donated a special book club session to our November silent auction. We love this blog post written by Margot Magowan, and… Continue Reading →

Slim Fast says quick fix weight loss is best

Who has time to be healthy? Not that the Slim Fast plan was ever a nutritious, rational option (in what world is ONE meal a day a good idea?), but their newest tagline just kills me. “Slim Fast! Who has time to slim slowly?” Awesome. Wonderful. Great thinking, Slim Fast! Because really, nothing could improve… Continue Reading →

The list of “Fat TV” shows keeps on growing

Reality TV is so passé. Ladies and gentlemen, make room for Fat TV. A&E’s “Heavy” is the latest show to join the Fat TV genre. Granted, this post has been a long time coming, but as usual, the geniuses over at Jezebel finally prompted me to write it. Yesterday, they blogged about the new A&E… Continue Reading →

Raven-Symoné gets rave reviews for her weight loss

Another celeb is playing the weight game. Raven-Symoné has been in the media pretty much her entire life. Starting on The Cosby Show, going on to do tons of work for Disney, and now branching out as an entrepreneur, she is definitely a force in the media—especially as a young, black woman. Known for her… Continue Reading →

Vogue Paris thinks it’s chic to sexualize young girls

Move over, Toddlers and Tiaras. Vogue Paris has just upped the creepy, pedophilic ante with its recent fashion spread featuring dolled up models of oh…about six-years-old or so? The only French words I know are for pastries, so the kind people at The Hairpin translated the spread’s title for me: “Cadeaux” means “presents” or “gifts.”… Continue Reading →