When I first heard the news that 29-year-old Tess Munster, a plus size social media queen who started the #effyourbeautystandards campaign, landed a major modeling contract, I was psyched. At 5’5″ and 260 lbs, she’s the first legit plus size model. (yeah, Calvin Klein, hate to break it to you, but size 10 is not […]Read More Tess Munster is NOT Promoting Obesity. Shut up.
On Thursday night, Fiona Apple was performing in Portland (OR) when a heckler decided that Apple’s set was the perfect time to air her thoughts on the singer’s health. According to E! Online, it went down like this: “Fiona! Get healthy! We want to see you in 10 years!” the female heckler yelled out, […]Read More Fiona Apple’s Health is None of Our Business
Last Wednesday, the Louisiana State Boxing and Wrestling Commission passed an emergency ruling prohibiting female fighters with breast implants from competing in MMA tournaments unless they have permission from the doctor who performed the surgery. Why? A few weeks ago, a fighter was forced to withdraw from a match after her implant ruptured. Okay, they’re […]Read More MMA Fighters With Breast Implants Can’t Fight In Louisiana
I went to see The Wolverine last night, and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t that I thought the film was going to be bad, I was just surprised to see that women played such a big role–and not just as a sexy villain or damsel in distress.I’ve mentioned before that women in comic book movies […]Read More The Women of The Wolverine
I’m seeing a disturbing trend in geek culture, true believers. I see many blog posts and news stories posts calling out the sexism and misogyny within the culture. Don’t get me wrong, I like that it’s being called out. It needs to be called out. I just don’t like there’s this awful attitude towards women in […]Read More Holy Sexism, Batman! What is up With Geek Culture?
Trigger Warning: Rape Writer and comedian Lindy West is finding herself faced with rape threats. Why? Because she dared to call out rape culture in comedy.Last Thursday, West (below) appeared on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to have a debate with comic Jim Norton about censorship in comedy, with focus on rape jokes […]Read More Enough With Rape Threats.
I don’t understand why body type has to come into play during film reviews. Unless it is an essential part to the role an actor is playing, there is no need to make comments. Someone forgot to tell New York Observer film critic Rex Reed that it’s not necessary. In his review of the Melissa McCarthy/Jason Bateman […]Read More Rex Reed Calls Melissa McCarthy “Tractor Sized”–How Mature.
CBS Houston is concerned that a Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader was “too chunky” to do her job. In the article by Claire Crawford posted earlier this week, she ponders, “The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren’t the only bad-looking people on the court–we’re not trying to be ugly. We are […]Read More Too Chunky to Cheer? Asks CBS Houston
Taylor Swift is not happy with recent comments/jokes made about her during awards season. In the April 2013 issue of Vanity Fair, cover girl Swift talks about how annoyed she is with persistent media coverage of her alleged dating life. She tells VF‘s contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales: “If you want some big revelation, since […]Read More Taylor Swift the Feminist: Too Little, Too Late?
Oh, for Pete’s sake, we’ve already told you that Lena Dunham isn’t fat. It’s common knowledge at this point that she’s always in some state of undress on Girls, which airs on HBO, where it’s practically a requirement for shows to have a fair amount of nudity. So why, why, why, is there repeated body snarking […]Read More BREAKING: Lena Dunham’s Body Type is Not Unique!