People Magazine, In Shocking Decision, Crowns Conventional White Woman As 'Most Beautiful'

If you woke up this morning feeling a little bit different, like perhaps something in the air had changed or that the sun was shining a little brighter, it may be because People magazine has named its “World’s Most Beautiful Woman,” something that is very important and should definitely affect your personal and public…

Gabourey Sidibe has some scorching thoughts about the body-shaming BS she deals with

Gabourey Sidibe is a goddamn national treasure. Whether she’s reclaiming “Becky” on Empire, doling out the best clapbacks on Twitter, stumping for Covergirl, or modeling lingerie, she’s out here killing the game. She’s got a memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare coming out in May, and she just landed the…

White person Blake Lively is now being hailed as a symbol of America's diversity. Really.

This is a time of hurt and division in America, so it’s very important that we embrace each other and celebrate diversity. After all, America is a melting pot, especially when it comes to skin color (even though I definitely don’t see skin color, I see people). Still, everyone’s skin color is unique and beautiful,…

There's a ridiculous lack of flattering plus-size clothing—and this might explain why

It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a plus-size problem: Any time a model larger than a sample size appears in a magazine or on a runway, it’s considered news. And these newsworthy moments are few and far between. While looking for an explanation for this phenomenon, it’s easy to blame sizeist designers for…

The average American woman is now a size 16. Here's what that really means.

Guessing a woman’s dress size offhand is like guessing how many jellybeans are in a jar at a car dealership—you’re just not gonna get it right. That’s because there are so many different types of bodies, weights, heights, and proportions, and two women who typically purchase the same size at the same store could have…

Latina Olympian Sarah Robles won the first weightlifting medal for the U.S. in 16 years

When you think of Olympic sports, a few specific events probably come to mind: Swimming! Gymnastics! Running! Events like weightlifting might not be on our radar here in America—possibly because weightlifters, particularly the women, don’t necessarily conform to our dumb heteronormative beauty standards the way other…

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