body

Feminism demands a future free of fat shaming, body obsession and the male gaze.

Robyn Sadowsky14 hours ago
Dear Body
Dear Body, I’ve known you for 23 years now and what a ride it’s been. Of those 23 years, I have hated you for 15. I’ve hated you since I was made painfully aware of how obviously you did not fit into ...
Lukács Bettina5 days ago
7 Alleged Facts About Female Bodies: Cellulite, Flexible Necks, and Getting Drunk Fast
Over time, there has been a lot said about women and their bodies, and one recurring theme has always been that there is a lot of difference between men's and women's body, most especially in terms of...
Stripes Joplin14 days ago
The Future of Feminine Hygiene
Let me begin by saying (ranting) that I’m going to discuss the content of this article in pretty candid detail, so if women’s bodies make you uncomfortable, I might suggest putting this article down a...
TC Brown14 days ago
Vodka and Orange Juice
The first time I drank was with Jake Henderson*. He was seventeen and I was thirteen, he lived in my neighbourhood and he used to message me on facebook and we'd talk. He wasn't my boyfriend or anythi...
S Nicole15 days ago
Finding Peace
For much of my high school years, I was much “smaller.” By that, I mean I was in a gym constantly because I thought the only way to be happy was to be thin. I went to a “gym” that was geared towards s...
Kayla Manning18 days ago
Leave Fat People Alone
Why does being a fat person matter to so many people? How does it affect you when all we do is just exist in the same spaces? Why does everyone and their mother have an opinion on what I should wear a...
Boogiedat .18 days ago
I Didn’t Report It
July 10th. Normal day. Normal plans. Plans to sit and chill out on my couch. Plans to have fun with my best friend in the next couple days. It was a normal good night. It was fun. It was relaxing. Abo...
Compliment Vs. Sexual Harassment
This is my personal story of what I have gone through as a women in today's world, and my opinion on the issue. We are all aware of the #metoo movement, where women and men are coming out about being ...
Remy Kelbela month ago
Just Love Who You Are
I have always been a confident girl. My parents told me, “Do not ever change.” My dad told me “Remember what I told you Rem, just be you.” My mom said: “Do not care what anyone else thinks.” As a girl...
Aiyana Romana month ago
Destruction
Before my eyes, everything I once had and loved got destroyed. Everything was taken from me—my pride, my virginity, my trust, my childhood and nothing I said or did could have stopped it. I was only 1...
Jas•Man a month ago
Pregnant at Thirteen
It was midnight when my mother and I were watching Look Who’s Talking, snuggled up on our living room floor. I was three years old at the time and my mother was nineteen. Although I cannot remember th...
Ave Ramseya month ago
Battle Scars
Motherhood. To some it is a blessing; to others a battle. But no matter how many children you have, may it be one or seven, or how many dirty butts and late nights with no sleep there are, mothers end...
Remy Kelbela month ago
Real Women and Beauty Standards
"Hang on to your youth, that’s where your power lies,” said my mom, staring at the glossy pages of a magazine. “How To Stay Young With Our 3 Simple Tricks.” "How To Lose Weight and Keep It Off,” said ...
Eryn Bowmana month ago
Stripped Down
No one tells you how to move on from such an unspeakable day. I was raped; a sentence I have only told three people and none of those people are in any way related to me. I can’t even begin to express...
Amanda Doylea month ago
How I Was Sexually Assaulted by My Boyfriend
I want to write about being sexually assaulted, but it didn't happen the way you'd imagine. He used to get me so high that I was paralyzed, and then he would do things to me that felt good. It felt go...
Charlee Lovea month ago
A Life of Fear and Silence
Can you remember your very first memory? Your very first thought? Do you ever wish that you could erase some of those very first memories? I live with that wish every single day of my life. I am a 23 ...
It’s Not Your Fault!
I just want to share with everyone some realities about abuse, mainly sexual abuse. There’s so much more that I just can’t put into words but I hope this can help people understand, and those who alre...
All us humans .a month ago
#Metoo Chapter One Virginity
Virginity was a topic my peer group growing up took very seriously. Being the child of teen pregnancy made me extra cautious and anxious about the whole idea of "losing" it. The idea of being in a rel...