Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Femininity and sexism

Why are qualities that are considered stereotypically feminine so often dismissed with negativity? Why is it that crying is weak, and why is it that even now a woman is often the one responsible for affection and nurturing? The only answer I can come up with is that sexism still plays a big role in […]

Deciding to Trust Other Women Again

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis and re-posted from her blog Eat the Damn Cake.  Thank you Kate! Sure, this counts as a Little Victory! I got this text on Thanksgiving from a woman I haven’t really talked to in at least a year: Friend, today I am thankful for you. Hope your day is filled […]

Size Stimga in the Medical Community: my recent reminder.

For as long as I can remember my weight has been the topic of conversation and concern. I was “treated” by many physicians and specialists as a child and young adult for my weight problem- generally unsuccessfully. The many doctors appointments were a source of great shame and fear for me, never knowing what would […]

Status Quo(tes)

June 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image

“Recovering from my family vacation.” “If I could remember your name I’d ask you where I left my car keys.” “Could you speak up? My son’s a bassist!” Before there were Facebook status updates there were T-shirt status updates.  I was and still am a big fan of these tees.  They provide just enough information […]

5 Ways to Help Girls Resist the Pressure to be Perfect

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Media Literacy, Talking To Kids

Girls today are told they can do anything. Unfortunately, the message they’re often getting is that they have to do everything and please everyone–get straight A’s in school, have the right look, and manage their jam-packed schedules. All this pressure is adding up to big time stress.

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