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EXPOSE: SHEDDING LIGHT ON COLLECTIVE BEAUTY. Tell me something. When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours? When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours? When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Unless you're a celebrity look alike and have real time Photoshop (like, a program that follows and moves with you) I'm going to guess that for the majority of us... it's been a while.

I think it's time to change that. A week ago, an amazing thing happened. 96 (plus Liora and I...yes, nearly 100) women of all shapes, sizes, shades, and ages, gathered together in a beautiful room in Tucson Az and undressed their glorious bodies. Nearly all had something to personally gain from the experience; it was a test of self-trust. But they also bared all for you.

We all know that what we see in the media isn't the whole story. Your body ain't wrong girlfriend. Aging while female is not your worst nightmare » Feminist Current. I’m going to tell you a story that is so common and so troubling it is effectively split off from the emotional lives of young women, tucked away into whatever neural recesses exist for the purpose of shelving information that feels irrelevant yet distantly threatening. I wonder if young women will read this? The irony is that they probably won’t, and the silently nodding heads will be ones that are graying, like mine. After passing out of childhood and into puberty, I, like most women, entered a three-decade phase of my life that included an adolescence and young adulthood that was peppered with the sexual harassment, sexism in the workplace, mommy wars, pay gaps, and gendered put-downs that few females escape. It was a huge chunk of time. But then something happened, and if not for the mirrors in my house, I would be very confused about what changed and why.

Men do not catcall me anymore, and I’m happy to have aged out of that, although some of my friends are not. Ideal to real: What the 'perfect' body really looks like for men and women - Style. Style May 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM ET Lammily/Marco Romero Each set of 3-D illustration images shown was created for TODAY to reflect the body size and shape dimensions from a study in 2012. Above is the "ideal" body of a woman (left). On the right, the average body of a young woman, based on BMI. If each of us could design our ideal body, what would it look like? As part of the "Love Your Selfie, Reclaiming Beauty" series, TODAY wanted to visualize how far we are from what we imagine is the ideal figure and our average bodies.

British researchers gave young heterosexual Caucasian men and women a chance to design ideal bodies, one for themselves and one for a hypothetical mate. The results of this study revealed a couple of surprises. Essentially, the male ideal is an inverted pyramid with broad shoulders and small waist, while the female ideal is an hourglass with a small waist-to-hip ratio. Men and women were also pretty close in agreement on ideal male body shapes.

Still, context matters. Who Farts? And Who Cares? Sociologists Martin Weinberg and Colin Williams wanted to know. They and their team interviewed 172 college students about their habits and concerns about farting and pooping. They published their results in an article called Fecal Matters. They discovered that everybody farts and everybody cares, but not everyone cares all the time or equally. They separated their results by gender and sexual orientation. When they asked people if they were worried that the hearer would “feel disgust,” heterosexual women were most likely to agree and heterosexual men the least, with non-heterosexual men and women in the middle, but flipped such that men were more worried than women. Heterosexual men were the most likely to think it was funny and the most likely to engage in “intentional flatulence.”

Heterosexual women were the most concerned that it would affect their relationship with the hearer. Non-heterosexual men were an interesting conundrum. Non-heterosexual women were also a conundrum. What Science Tells Us About the 'Ideal' Body Shape for Women | Rob Brooks. Many scholars of Renaissance art tell us that Botticelli's Birth of Venus (c. 1486, pictured above) captures the tension between the celestial perfection of divine beauty and its flawed earthly manifestation.

As classical ideas blossomed anew in 15th-century Florence, Botticelli could not have missed the popular Neoplatonic notion that contemplating earthly beauty teaches us about the divine. Evolutionary biologists aren't all that Neoplatonic. Like most scientists, we've long stopped contemplating the celestial, having -- to appropriate Laplace's immortal words to Napoleon -- "no need of that hypothesis. " It is the messy imperfection of the real world that interests us on its own terms. My own specialty concerns the messy conflicts that inhere to love, sex and beauty.

Attempts to cultivate a simple understanding of beauty -- one that can fill a 200-word magazine ad promoting age-reversing snake oil, for example -- tend to consistently come up short. Waist to hip The evidence? CATALOGUE MAGAZINE - Your fashion, beauty, design and music magazine | Every Woman Should Shave Her Head At Least Once – Here's Why. I've shaved all my hair off before. I was 25 years-old, a little boozed, and at a friend's house when I suggested that we shave my head. He agreed, grabbed his clippers and an extension cord (hair on polished wooden floors is a problem), and out into the garden we went, to take my not-at-all-luscious-locks down to a No. 4.

When we were done, I apprehensively made my way to the bathroom mirror. My initial reaction was "holy shit, this is fucking hardcore. Image: English model Billie Turnbull looking absolutely adorable, feminine and all the rest with her head shaved. I took a few things away from my hairless time: 1) Being a women with a shaved head doesn't make you look or feel less feminine. 2) Being a women with a shaved head does not make you less sexually attractive. 3) It makes you question gender, sexuality and why the current stereotypes about attractiveness exist. 4) It's not true that only some women suit their head shaved.

Liked this? 2) The Rise of the Female Gaze in Fashion. "Il faut se débarrasser des qualités dites féminines" Propos recueillis par Sophie Mignon Le Vif/L'Express : Née en Iran, vous refusez, petite fille, le voile-cagoule mais aussi la robe et le pantalon réglementaires. Vous vous déshabillez et courez nue dans l'école, tandis que les "corbeaux", les femmes couvertes d'un tchador, tentent de vous rattraper. Quel sentiment éprouve-t-on quand on est "emmurée dans ses tissus" ? Abnousse Shalmani : Ce que j'en garde, ce sont des souvenirs et des réactions d'enfants : c'est laid, ça gratte. Le premier sentiment, c'est l'étouffement. Et donc le besoin de l'enlever. Je ne voulais pas le mettre. Quelles sont les armes dont disposent les femmes ?

Le cerveau. Le corps lui-même est aussi une arme. Quand la démarche est politique, la nudité devient politique. L'intégralité de l'entretien dans Le Vif/L'Express de cette semaine. I segni sul corpo delle donne. C’est décidé : je ne porte plus de soutien-gorge ! | EclectiK Girl. Et Se passer de shampooing, de gel douche, de maquillage, d’épilation drastique, de déo du commerce, de protection hygiéniques classiques … ok. Mais de soutien-gorge ??? Ok, allez, on brise tous les dictaks culturels. Oui oui, il y a une journée internationale du « sans-soutif » …Nan, mais … pourquoi ? Un peu d’histoire : Le soutif a 100 ans … brevetée le 3 novembre 1914. Donc, on voit que ça ne remonte pas à la nuit des temps, mais est-ce pour autant un progrès ? Ne plus porter de soutif serait bénéfique pour la santé. Les contradicteurs avancent que le fait que le nombre de cancer du sein explose, et que cela concorde avec la généralisation du port du soutien gorge n’est que coïncidence.

. « Oui, mais … mes seins vont tomber ! Et puis même. Sortir sans soutif. Alors, Cap ou pas cap’ ? Pour autant. Alors, au début, je me suis contenté de deux choses :- dé-serrer tout ça. . - Me libérer dès que je rentre. Et puis, depuis deux mois, j’ai encore fait un pas dans le sans-soutif. Anya J'aime :

4-Year-Old Has The Perfect Response To A Boy In Her Class Who Called Her 'Ugly' Four-year-old Siahj Chase has some choice words for mean people, and she's not afraid to share them. Siahj -- who goes by "Cici," her mom, Sonya, told The Huffington Post -- has "always been quick on her feet. " Based on this video Sonya shared on Facebook, wherein Cici recounts her response to a boy in her class who called her "ugly," she also has her priorities straight: "What happened in school today?

" her mom, Sonya, asks in the video. "A little boy said I looked ... ugly," Cici responded. "And what did you say? " "I said, 'I didn't come here to make a fashion statement. Here's a quick recap of that conversation in gif form: "Cici is a gem," Sonya told HuffPost, "she's sharp .... very active, talkative. " "I read lots of the comments that people wrote" she added, "and I just want to say thanks to everyone that said nice and encouraging things to and about her. Haters gonna hate, Cici; keep being awesome. H/T Buzzfeed. Trina Read. Big Beautiful Wellness. Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More. I Know the Rules- I Just Don’t Care. I Know the Rules- I Just Don’t Care “Yes ma’am, I know.” To the horror of the woman I was speaking to, I was in fact fully aware that my over the knee boots and very tight pants accentuated my large thighs.

A very helpful woman maybe my age or a bit older whispered to me in the grocery store that my outfit might have been more flattering if I wore a tunic or long jacket. As it was my hip length cardigan combined with the boots and tight pants fully exposed my terrible secret. I have big meaty thighs. The thing that brought on the horror was that I responded to the fashion advice with a smile and the declaration that I liked my outfit and had done it on purpose. I know- take a minute if you need to.

I have to confess, I don’t care what is supposed to be flattering. . · My aforementioned big thighs. · My round never gonna be flat belly. · The stretch marks on my upper arms. · My jiggly butt. · My (currently) hairy legs. · My large bust. · Etc etc. I’m just not going to. Screw flattering. Amazing, right? Crise d'angoisse, sentiment d'irréalité du monde autour - Stress, anxiété, angoisse. @mike Oui je sais qu'il pourrait causer du tord à d'autre mais je me suis déjà retrouvée en hospitalisation la seule et unique fois que je suis allée voir une avocate.

En sortant de chez elle j'ai fait une crise de spasmophilie et de tétanie, j'ai été amenée par les pompiers aux urgences psy, et j'ai été transféré pendant très peu de temps (1 jour et demi) en hôpital psychiatrique par mesure de précaution (juste avant de faire ma crise de spasmo j'étais prête à me jeter sous une voiture et c'est ma crise qui a stoppé net cette idée à ce moment là... Mais sinon je crois que je l'aurais fait... )Donc quand je vois l'état dans lequel a pu me mettre un rendez-vous avec l'avocate euhhh...

Pareil il y a encore peu de temps (presque deux semaines), j'ai eu un rendez-vous avec ma psy assez remuant et qui m'a beaucoup secouée. + J'ai pleuré de 16h30 jusqu'à midi le lendemain matin et je me suis mutilée avec une lame de rasoir. Je ne tiens pas à me retrouver en hôpital psy à cause de ma plainte... L’objectivation sexuelle des femmes : un puissant outil du patriarcat – les violences sexuelles graves et la dissociation. Avertissement : cet article parle de violences sexuelles, mais aussi de troubles dissociatifs et de syndrome de stress post-traumatique, et peut donc être difficile pour certaines personnes. Partie 1 : définition et concept-clés Partie 2 : le regard masculin ou male gaze « Arrête de faire semblant d’être un être humain » Parole d’un violeur à sa victime, tiré du projet Unbreakable Sommaire 1. Introduction Dans l’énoncé initial de la théorie de l’objectivation3, Fredrickson et Roberts reprenaient la définition de Sandra Bartky4 : L’objectivation sexuelle survient à chaque fois que le corps d’une femme, les parties de son corps, ou ses fonctions sexuelles, sont séparées de sa personne, réduit à l’état de simples instruments, ou considérés comme s’ils pouvaient la représenter.

Dans leur article fondateur, Fredrickson et Roberts mentionnent surtout le male gaze – le regard masculin objectivant – et le harcèlement sexuel, traités en partie 2. 2. 3. 4. 4.1. Les troubles dissociatifs psychoformes 5. Bulimia Is A B*tch: Losing Control And Finding Freedom | Skylar Liberty Rose. The content of this post may be triggering to some readers. I remember an ex-boyfriend once saying to me that eating disorders were born of vanity. He believed that it was the desire to look good that drove image obsessed women to binge, purge or starve.

He didn't know that I'd flirted with bulimia for some years. It's not first date material. Eating disorders are never about being vain. I was afraid to like me. The bulimia stopped but the desire to control didn't. For a long time my tangled, troubled thoughts kept me prisoner in a place that didn't feel good.

My journey to self acceptance is still a path I tread daily. I want to learn to be truly content in my own flawed skin rather than clutching on to an unrealistic facade. The truth is that the flawless mask bores me more than it intrigues me these days. Now, I take a deep breath and I own it. I'm less inclined to want to Instagram. Surprisingly I often feel more feminine. Beauty isn't found in flawless. Be raw. Be brazen. Close. Tummy Pride | Proud2BMe. By Ellie Herman What caused your eating disorder? It's a question that others ask but also one that I ask myself. The answer is not known with any degree of certainty, but I do know that in my desire to become a healthier eater, I wanted to have a stomach that I "was proud of," and that sort of tummy was flat, thin, and toned.

Few things bothered me more during recovery than the new feeling of my stomach touching the waistband of my pants. Why was this the stomach I thought would result in pride? There is a movement among our body image leaders to display, with pride, all bellies. I have pondered for years why my belly became such a focus to me during recovery, and I do think the influence of seeing washboard abs was a contributing factor, but there is something about the stomach that can, pun intended, make one queasy. Your umbilical cord connected you, your tummy, and your mother. Your stomach's feats should be celebrated, not shamed. This was originally published on Proud2BMe.org. Database Error. Leonard Nimoy celebrated full-figured women through photos. Le corps des femmes | Un blog participatif où les femmes racontent leurs corps.

Jade Beall Photography. What a “Perfect” Woman’s Body Was Supposed to Look Like Over the Past 100 Years. 1910: The Gibson Girl All images by Greatest. 1920: The Flapper All images by Greatest. 1930: The Soft Siren 1940: The Star-Bangled Girl 1950: The Hourglass 1970: The Disco Diva 1980: The Supermodel 2000: The Buff Beauty 2010: The Booty Babe While it's no secret that the media often portrays “beautiful” women in a certain ideal fashion, what’s less obvious is their changing standards of what that actually looks like.

Unruly Bodies. Genre \ Normes \ Résistances: colloque de Sophia - Sophia. Newsletter février 2015 + Unruly Bodies. Genre \ Normes \ Résistances.

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My First Period - Spoken Word of Staceyann Chin. Vidéo: le corps idéal selon les époques - Beauté. Physiognomy: Faces, Bodies, and the “Science” of Human Character. Watch How the Ideal Female Body Changes Over 3,000 Years | Greatist. Teenagers With Poor Body Image Are More Likely To Become Obese. Breaking News: Menstruation Is Awesome! Photographer's Stunning Nude Self-Portraits Face The Struggles Of Aging Head On (NSFW) Tabou ou pas tabou : le caca est-il l'ennemi du couple ? - Rue89 - L'Obs. Real Women Have Back Fat | Stacie Huckeba. Fat Bodies Went On Stage Because She Wanted To See How People Would Respond. Ashton Kutcher Acceptance Speech - Teen Choice Awards 2013 (High Quality) Ashton Kutcher Told A Bunch Of Teenagers How To Be Sexy, In The Smartest Way Ever.

Herself. 'This Girl Can' Reminds Women That Healthy Bodies And 'Perfect' Bodies Are Not The Same Thing. Vénus de Willendorf. Fat Femme Artist Picks Apart Your Preconceived Notions Of Beauty, One Photo At A Time. Où sont les femmes ? Merkel et Hidalgo effacées de la photo de la manif - Rue89 - L'Obs. Les mésaventures d'une "Big" Princesse. Queer and Body Positive Calendars for 2015 | Queer Fat Femme. La vidéo qui fait relativiser les complexes corporels. Winning a Weight-Loss Competition Made Me Hate My Body. La choquante vérité des mannequins grande taille ou comment l'image de la femme idéale a changé. Une flore vaginale senteur pêche, et puis quoi encore ?

Boyfriend Uses Ryan Gosling Meme To Fight Absurd Pooping Double Standards. Monstrous Feminine - Jessica Ledwich. The Weight of the Nation: Part 1 - Consequences (HBO Docs) The Real Reason Fashion Labels Are Failing Plus-Size Women. 16 pictures of beautiful women with scars, bumps and stretchmarks (NSFW) The Goddess Project Official. In 'SHINE' Video, 10 Total Strangers Got Naked Together And Found Body Acceptance. 11 Things That Helped People Everywhere Love Their Bodies In 2014. Body-image, movement and consciousness: examples from a somatic p...: ingentaconnect. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie - Abstract - <i>How the Body Shapes the Mind</i> Shaun Gallagher Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005, 284 p. Body Image Movement.

Une maman entre en guerre contre les diktats physiques » Au fil de l'actu. Love at any size. Tara Lynn dans Vogue comme vous ne l'avez jamais vue. The Adipositivity Project | The Valentine Series. Fat people doing sport. EMBRACE – The Documentary | Body Image Movement. This Woman Wants To Change How All Of Us See Our Bodies. I'm a Body-Positive Feminist and I Had Weight-Loss Surgery | xoJANE. CURVES - art photography book by Victoria Janashvili. 'CURVES' By Victoria Janashvili Is An Art Photography Book That Will Celebrate All Women's Bodies. 'How Not To Make Love To A Fat Girl' 5 Things You Need To Know About Interacting With Me, a Fat Girl Who Wears Revealing Clothes | Erin McKelle. HuffPost Live. Tabou ou pas tabou : le caca est-il l'ennemi du couple ? - Rue89 - L'Obs.

Tess Munster-Plus Model | Facebook. CURVES THE ART BOOK. A Body Positive Woman's Reflections, and Struggles, With Weight Gain (Wait, Am I A Hypocrite?) | Bustle. Lily Myers - "Shrinking Women" (CUPSI 2013) Pourquoi avant la pilule, les femmes n’avaient-elles pas un enfant tous les neuf mois ? Des congés "règles" pour les femmes ? - LExpress.fr.

Hors normes. Je ne pourrais jamais vivre dans ton corps | Le corps des femmes. Daniele Marques | Facebook. Myometrium. Le corps post-grossesse de Lara Stone. Marianne Rosenstiehl photographie les règles, et nous explique pourquoi. Tina Fey Summed Up Kim Kardashian's Nude Photo Shoot 3 Years Before It Even Happened. 2014 — Aleah Chapin. Elle montre l’illusion qui peut se créer autour d’un corps de femme! Cachez-moi ce poil… La pute, la sainte, et celle qui n’existe pas. Catherine Wallemacq Grosseur et désobéissance. Jezebel. I've Stopped Apologizing For My Body During Sex. L'hégémonie du sexe glabre. The Sexy Lie: Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego. The San Francisco Times. Target Photoshops Junior's Swimsuit Model With Disastrous Results. Boggle!: Photo. Body Positivity !