Tag Archives: Body Image

Rizzo would be thriving in 2015

There are worse things I could do Than go with a boy or two Even though the neighborhood Thinks I’m trashy and no good I suppose it could be true But there are worse things I could do I recently sat down and rewatched Grease on Netflix. It was a quiet evening, a bit stormy […]

Not A Distraction: How dress codes enforce gender-policing and those fighting back

It’s a powerful statement and one that has been born out of a growing movement against the “Dress Code Wars” popping up across the country and abroad. Every year this debate gains steam right around Spring – when the weather turns hot and the idea of teenage girls switching from jeans to shorts or skirts […]

“Pedicure, pedicure, pedicure!” he shouted at me.

It took me a moment to realize that the man was yelling at me while glaring right at my feet. After having spent an hour at the gym and another cleaning my apartment and finishing up some bills, I had showered and ventured out in search of a casual place for a quiet dinner. It […]

Inspiring Ink: Heavily Tattooed Women are Feminine and Strong

Though tattoos have become increasingly common and more visible in recent years, stigmas still exist around the female body and “acceptable” body art. As the popularity among the Millennial and Gen X generations has increased, especially among women, social perceptions have yet to fully catch up. Tattoos that fail to embody customary concepts of femininity […]

#GrowingUpAGirl: To label me a strong woman is just telling me something I already knew

Fundamentally there is a beautiful strength in being an out and proud feminine woman. In this day and age when traditional gender roles are being challenged and broken, there is still an enormous amount of pressure for women to conform to prejudged molds that ridicule “masculine” ambitions and play on double-standards when it comes to […]

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