Category Archives: Media

Learning to Mindfully Recognize and Reject Harmful Ideals About Our Bodies

I want to thank Lindsay and Lexie Kite for this quest post. Lindsay and Lexie started Beauty Redefined to take back beauty for girls and women everywhere. Please check them out! If you’ve glanced at a magazine or turned on the TV in the last decade, you’ve got a good idea of what media’s definition…

BMI, Education & Extra Credit for Weight Loss

* Please note: I know this post is long, but please continue to read! It is such an important topic! How would you like to be weighed, BMI and fat percentage calculated, then have to write down these numbers on a white board in a high school class? Continue reading for more on this story!…

Dear Self Magazine & Her Campus

Dear Self Magazine & Her Campus: I recently read: Are you a college girl looking to slim down after putting on the “freshman 15”? SELF magazine and HerCampus.com are partnering to present the “Lose the Freshman 15 Challenge” in which three college women blog daily for 10 weeks on HerCampus.com about their journey to lose…

Women Being Picked Apart to Pieces

Dismemberment definition: is the act of cutting, tearing, pulling, wrenching or otherwise removing, the limbs of a living thing. I subscribe to Wired because I like geeky tech stories, car innovations, multi media and software reviews, and stupid humor. I have had issues with parts of the magazine, the articles, however I recognize there is…

Marie Claire: ViR Lack of Statement

I wanted to briefly clarify ViR’s lack of statement on the Marie Claire fat hate blog. I had originally decided not to do a blog post, but I know many come to ViR for thoughts on issues such as these, especially because they concern eating disorders. I also know by me posting this it may…

Top 10 Things the Marie Claire Issue has Taught Me

As a blogger I will always have differing opinions, points of views, responses to what I write I accept that people will not always agree with me I accept that my POV isn’t right for everyone I have a right to clarify, respond, and have a dialogue based on mutual respect Media Literacy is really…

"Huge" on ABC Family

So have you heard about the new ABC Family show “Huge” premiering on Monday June 28th, 9 pm (check your local listings)????? There are many stories and interviews out there! I certainly am conflicted. I have issues that this is one of the first cast of plus-size people and it focuses on a weight loss…

Letter to Urban Outfitters re "Eat Less" T-Shirt

To Whom It May Concern, I am saddened and angered by Urban Outfitter’s carrying a T-shirt that says “Eat Less” depicted on a young woman. I honestly cannot understand WHO manufactured such a message and WHO would approve this at UO to be sold to a national audience of young women. I am sure you…

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