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There must be people buying it. I mean, they wouldn’t be selling it if someone—no, a whole host of people, were buying it.  Someone thinks it’s cute to dress their little girls up like their own portable “mini-me” replete with


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Washington Post that the laws that were enacted to cope with the bullying problem, especially since the shootings in the 90s, offer practically no protection—mostly because, well, they aren’t really being enforced, I got that familiar knot in my stomach again. If you’ve never been bullied, it is the most sickening, exhausting, heart-wrenching feeling. You […]


Given that positive body image and media don’t often click these days, I don’t want to seem ungrateful for this fabulous shot of a normal looking woman in Glamour Magazine… More to Love.”   On the one hand, I’m happy to see that a show featuring women who aren’t stick thin on primetime, but on the […]


SELF Magazine Warning Needed? Subject on Cover is Bigger Than  She Actually Appears the Miley Cyrus recently and the doesn’t seem very bothered by the cover shot. She says makes that clear so her blog: “we decided the cover of the album and just in case you haven’t seen it i’ll post it! it’s very […]


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Dads impact on Daughters Body Image my body image book. Number 1 question on my list: How important are Dads when it comes to girls’ body image development?  After all, moms and daughters have been studied, analyzed, discussed, and discussed again—but issues of Dad’s and daughters have taken a back seat. The“product” world, the world […]


Positive Body Image Songs latch on to what they hear.  We need to hear more positive messages, don’t we? Thanks to


I’ve been thinking about this question as I’ve been writing my book on girls and body image.  I know it’s an ugly question– showing an ugly side of human nature. But the more girls who teachers. My belief is that the more girls are around other girls and teachers who have anti-fat beliefs, the stronger […]


Wobble: Just One More Way We Objectify Women?

by DrRobyn on January 31, 2009

Well, thank you to fellow blogger,


Is weighing children and teens at school a good idea? fast food restaurants, to prominently post all calorie counts on the menu as part of an anti-obesity campaign put forth by Gov. Deval Patrick. Many people are often shocked by the debate and how it created havoc in the lives of children who thought something […]