Kiss-In for Size Acceptance!

This might be a little late of me, but tomorrow at 6pm in front of the Marie Claire office, many people are coming together for a kiss-in. Why? Marie Claire blogger Maura Kelly recently put up a blog post called “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room?”. She talks about how it’s intrinsically disgusting to see overweight…

Make that 27, Maddy

I see this gem every time I walk home:           Yep, it’s a sexy Chesire Cat. With a cardboard smile. And the leg warmers are sparkly.         And don’t be fooled by the demure-looking Alice next to her, because next to Alice is the sexy Queen of Hearts.

The “right” kind of feminism, courtesy of the Yale Daily News

Last week at Yale, the pledges of the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) pledges marched around campus yelling statements such as “No means yes, yes means anal.” While there is a lot of stuff I could say about this event (for example, how this event shows that we live in a rape culture that denies…

Sexy Halloween Costumes

It’s that time, folks. The discussion of sexy Halloween costumes often comes up in Well Woman–is it sexist? All in good fun? Depends on the costume? Well, Cracked has compiled a list of 26 sexy Halloween costumes that should not exist, and it’s hard to argue with these ones–not from a feminist perspective, but from…

Live Well Challenge: Veggin’ Out

Sorry this post is a day late, but, you know, we all have things to do. Anyway, even though the post is late, I did do the challenge on time. This week’s tip was to try out a local vegetarian restaurant. Another of our peer eds, Emily, wrote out a great list of places to…

Green Your Period!

The Barnard EcoReps have a great post up about ways to green your period. Check it out here!

1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim

This project documents the effects of hatred towards Muslims in the United States and globally. The video is a radical art piece that affected me profoundly. If you want to check out more about this project, the website is 1700% Project at WordPress.

Traveling While Fat

The New York Times just published this article in their Travel section about traveling while fat. I thought it was really interesting–it’s really rare in mainstream media to see a frank discussion of the practical issues about fat. We hear about people who are deemed to fat to fit in one airline seat, but other…

Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop, ’cause I love what I got on top

First the HIV-Positive character on Nigeria’s Sesame Street, now this! This made me think about Larissa’s post, when she talked about Nneka and mentioned how pervasive chemically straightened hair is. I think it’s wonderful that Sesame Street is sending the message that keeping your hair natural doesn’t have to be a political statement or unattractive…

Live Well Challenge: “Breakfast”

I didn’t really consider how it would look when I really took on last week’s challenge and then sort of sidestepped around this one. Admittedly, this week’s Monday Message involved like 100 tips about eating, none of which I follow in my normal life. Nicole Anziani, Barnard’s awesome new(ish) nutritionist, basically wrote her own blog…