Posts Tagged ‘weight’

“Huge” Brings Fat Acceptance, Stereotyping to ABC

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Alyssa Rosenberg points to the trailer for the latest project starring Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky. It's called "Huge," and it appears to be a story about triumphing-against-fat-camp-and-learning-to-love-your-body. Like Rosenberg, I'm all for tackling body image issues among teens head-on, but given that the trailer alone features a. obsessive dieting by the popular girl, b. as Rosenberg [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Wedding Day “Health” Edition

Last week on the Sexist, we payed tribute to the wedding industry's focus on women's "health," as evidenced through its tireless "BIG DAY" diet promotions, its images of women squeezing into too-small white dresses, and its total obsession with brides, not grooms. Commenters weighed in (GET IT?):

Why Wedding Weight Loss Isn’t About “Health”

Earlier this week, I engaged in some light mockery of a People Magazine contest encouraging brides-to-be to lose weight before their wedding days. But yesterday, some commenters pointed out why this is no joking matter: Did you know that these women are, like, fat? And you do know how unhealthy that is, right?
Holy shit, you [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Megan Fox Shrinks Michael Bay’s Camera Boner Edition

Hey! Looks like Megan Fox is due for her six-month Sexist Beatdown check-up. According to Transformers director and noted Hot Girl inspector Michael Bay, Fox has apparently grown "pale," "underweight" and "unhealthy," allowing her Hot Girl essence to whither away into a sickly frame that's utterly beneath the lingering gaze of Bay's signature camera-boner.
Meanwhile, Fox [...]

Real World D.C. Hook-Up Round-Up, Episode 3: Too Fat For Playboy Edition

Yes, "too fat for Playboy" actually constitutes a full episode's arc on this show. This week's episode of the Real World D.C. was the Very Special Body Image Edition. Essentially, everyone just commented on Callie's body the whole time. She's not skinny enough! She works out too much! Andrew secretly watches her shower! This issue [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Too Fat! Too Thin! Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when women were either too fat or too thin, but never just right. Yeah, they did that shit 100 years ago, too.
This Week in Sexist History:

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