Since I occasionally get bored while waiting in line to pay for groceries, I periodically experience the utter joy of seeing a seemingly body-positive teen mag, leafing through it, and having my hopes crushed. At this point in my life, I pick up the magazines not out of legitimate hope that a Seventeen article entitled… Continue Reading →
Could the tide be turning?
I’ve been a feminist since I was a teen (remind me to tell you the story of how I yelled, “My parents paid the same amount of money as yours did, giving me just as much right to be here as you. Only difference is I’ll probably get better grades than you!” to the 7th… Continue Reading →
Dressing for whose shape, exactly?
A few days ago, I heard a young woman, about my age, express the sentiment, “Women should really dress for the body type they have, not the one they want.” She isn’t alone in her thinking. It seems finding flattering clothing is a universal concern for women. In department store dressing rooms, we search for… Continue Reading →
Seventeen doesn’t stick to its own “Body Peace Project” terms
For a few years now, Seventeen magazine has reserved a section of their magazine and web site for their Body Peace Project, which features Body Peace role models, a Body Peace Panel that provides advice for readers, a blog, and other body-positive features. The basic mission of the “Body Peace Project” is to dispel the… Continue Reading →