“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 →

“Elle” makes a mockery of Gabourey Sidibe’s cover girl moment

What do you call a top fashion magazine that features a plus-sized African American actress on its cover? Progressive? Revolutionary? If you’ve read recent Internet reports of Gabourey Sidibe’s October Elle cover, you might call it “racist,” “offensive,” or, as Salon puts it, “a weird fetishization that borders on patronizing.” Allow me to explain. In… Continue Reading →

Girl Scouts aim to change the face of fashion

They’ve been around for nearly a century, count 3.3 million members worldwide, and are considered a preeminent leadership development organization. In case the only thing you know about the Girl Scouts is their unwavering dedication to supplying America with Thin Mints, it’s time to learn more. With the help of four Wilhelmina Curve models (the… Continue Reading →