Thursday, April 17, 2014

Am I Only 77% as Valuable as a Guy?

Lately, we have been hearing a bit more in the media about the economic standing of women in the United States. Some of us might have heard that in forty percent of households women are the primary or only breadwinner. And we may have also heard that women make an average of seventy seven cents […]

Am I an Instrument or an Ornament?

I just read a wonderful article on The Huffington Post. In it, Jennifer Aniston interviewed Gloria Steinem about life and feminism in 2014. It’s full of tons of great information but one especially potent statement stuck with me. Steinem said that women are taught to think of our bodies as ornaments and men are taught […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

#NEDAwareness 2014 — Eating Disorders Programs for Schools!

This time of year is Eating Disorders Awareness and Love Your Body month!  More than 100 nonprofits come together to raise awareness about eating disorders and healthy body image.  The last week of February is NEDA’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week (#NEDAwareness) and many schools and universities seek content that is safe and effective for […]

Choosing Love in Politics and Life

 Well, I thought my first post for We Are the Real Deal, one of my favorite sites, would be about healthy relationships or self-empowerment but it turns out something kind of amazing has happened: someone has announced a political campaign based on love and dignity and I want to celebrate that with you today. Marianne […]

End Bullying Due To Weight Stigma!

  Join us in celebrating and honoring #WSAW (Weight Stigma Awareness Week)! Need programming ideas to raise awareness of the damages that weight bias and stigma have in your community?  The BEDA, ANAD and MFI organizations are releasing a 20 minute version of the Beneath The Floorboards documentary film based on the true story of […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Body Image & Social Justice”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Body Image & Social Justice (Body Empowerment 74)” originally posted January 21, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, people from myriad backgrounds and experiences share their opinions on whether or not body image is a social justice issue. About BODY […]

Could You Avoid Mirrors for 1 Year? Kjerstin Gruys Did

This past May sociology PhD candidate Kjerstin Gruys released the memoir “Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall:  How I learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at it for a Year.”  The book chronicled Gruys endeavor into wedding dress shopping, something that ended with her owning four possible wedding dresses.  This experience, and her recovery […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Body Ownership & Citizenship”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Body Ownership & Citizenship (Body Empowerment 65)” originally posted September 3, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline seeks to spark a discussion about body ownership in relation to nationality, government, and citizenship. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body […]

Everyday Health Insurance Challenges and What You Can Do To Overcome Them

Reposted from Eating Disorder Law Blog! Challenge # 1: Understanding your policy                                                                                                     […]

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