Media And Body Image

Barbie and Body Image – Is the Tide Turning?

Mattel, the maker of world-dominating dolly Barbie, have released new figures which show that Barbie’s sales have dropped 15% worldwide over the last quarter. Sales have fallen in eight of the last ten quarters says the Telegraph, possibly putting Barbie’s best days behind it. There is loads of research backing up Mattel’s insistence that Barbie…

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Your Vagina Has a New Best Friend

So okay I usually write more about body issues like labiaplasty or cosmetic surgery but this ad caught my eye this morning. I’ve not stopped laughing yet, had to share it: I’m like – really? Who was my vagina’s old best friend? Why did I dump my old best friend? Did my old best friend…

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2014 Top Positive Body Image Blogs and Sites

Welcome to the top positive body image blogs and websites guide for 2014. I last did this list in 2009 when it was really hard to find body image blogs that were not masquerading as weight loss blogs. There are stacks more positive body image blogs out there now, and several of the ones on…

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Is There Any Point in Swimming Against The Tide?

  Some days when I look around the world, I wonder if all the passion and commitment of wonderful body-acceptance activists and bloggers are making a difference to the way we women think and feel about our bodies. Some days I wonder if I am bashing my head against the media wall for no net…

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The Most Effective Miracle Diet Ever!

So lovely, you’re on the lookout for the one miracle diet that will make you feel beautiful, energetic, happy and let you finally get off the diet rollercoaster once and for all, and step into the life you know is waiting for you when you’ve finally got the body of your dreams. I get that.…

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Dove Real Women – 10 Years On

It’s now ten years since we saw the first Dove campaign using ‘real women’ instead of perfectly photoshopped models so it’s a good time¬† I think to ask “What has changed in the way we see and speak about women in the world?”. The Dove campaign has been an important one in the sphere of…

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Sex sells….

First of all, I’m not a particular fan of censorship. Humans lust after the forbidden, always have always will. I firmly believe that education is the only way to change anything long term – legislation locks us all onto unexpected unpredicted paths so wherever possible I truly believe that education provides the only real solutions…

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Just For Men – Don’t Do It!!

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I don’t watch much television, but I was watching something the other night and caught an ad that made me feel so uncomfortable that I felt queasy in the stomach! I’m an advocate for being who you are, and quitting all the pretending. I did a quick youtube search and couldn’t find the exact ad…

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Going Grey Naturally

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Going Grey Naturally? I’ve written about this before, think about it every time I notice grey roots showing again, and I’m thinking about it again now: going grey naturally? Is there a way to go grey naturally and gracefully? For myself I wonder is allowing my hair to do what it wants to do and…

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Who Shapes Your Shape?

Fat Talk and How It Shapes Your Body Image I’m mulling over some conversations I’ve had this week about weight, and am aware that they’re really conversations about body image but that the women I was speaking with do not think they have any body image issues, it’s just normal and easy to talk about…

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