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8th January 2010

Bought and sold

by Rachel

It’s Friday (!) and in case the mid-afternoon slump strikes, here’s a couple videos to slack off to.

A new PBS documentary follows four girls as they grapple with body image issues, unhealthy and confusing media images and the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.  “A Girl’s Life” is hosted by Rachel Simmons, the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence.  An educator and coach, Rachel also blogs about dating, relationships and other issues at TeenVogue. Click here for more info on the project.


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How to be the perfect wife, mother, career woman and super hot sex babe? Just buy more stuff! Sarah Haskins zeroes in on consumerist messages aimed at women in 2009.

posted in Body Image, Feminist Topics, Humor, Pop Culture, Rachel, Television & Film | 6 Comments

8th January 2010

Worth your weight

by Rachel

Ready to throw out your scale?  Why not replace it with the body-positive Yay! Scale, as included in Target’s top picks of the month.  Weigh in and the Yay! Scale will register a compliment like “perfect,” sexy” or “ravishing. ”

Yay! Scales — the brainchild of activist Marilyn Wann — are available for $39.99 from Target or check out the range of slightly more expensive, but even more creative Yay! Scales available at VolupuArt.

posted in Body Image, Body-Affirming, Rachel | 10 Comments

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