Posts Tagged ‘self-esteem’

The Bizarre Defensiveness of Beauty Expectations

A reader sent in this Live Science piece on a new study that has found that "all women worry about getting fat." All of them! Well, more specifically, the study has determined that ten women worry about getting fat, but the small sample size nevertheless points to some interesting discrepancies in body image and self-worth [...]

Sexist Beatdown: The Self-Loathing Spiral of Girlhood Edition

This one's for the tweens. Say you're a typical seventh-grade girl. And so, as is typical for a girl your age, a good deal of your existence is devoted to self-loathing. You hate everything about yourself—your skin, your weight, your clothes, your hair, the way you eat, the way you talk, the way you walk, [...]

Why Pick-Up Game Hurts Everyone Except the Guy Shilling Books

In the wake of George Sordini's killing spree last week, the mainstream media has criticized Pick-Up Artist community for promoting misogynist cultural attitudes that hurt women and girls. (Sordini was a sometimes-devotee of R. Don Steele, author of such douchebag manuals as Date Young Women: For Men Over 35). Pandagon's Amanda Marcotte, meanwhile, has tackled [...]

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