body

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

Giulia DL9 months ago
My First Pap Smear Test
I'm now 25, which means that in the UK I have to go and get my first smear test done. I'd been putting it off for six months, despite the scare-mongering leaflets in the post and the fact that I reall...
Laura Bruns9 months ago
I Can't Even Do My Laundry
I'm quite certain you don't know what happened. Not many men go around bragging about assaulting women. However, I wouldn't be surprised if he told you about me. When I left your apartment, he had no ...
Ellowen Ophelia9 months ago
An Open Letter To My Rapist
It's hard to even put into words what I feel about you. Every day for months the hatred I have felt has rooted deeper into my heart. It's even harder to fathom a day where I haven't pictured your face...
Laura Bruns9 months ago
Being a Plus-Size Boudoir Model
I adore lingerie. The lace, velvet, and sheer materials encompassing my body make me feel sexy and desirable. Unfortunately, because I'm a bigger girl, I don't have many options for lingerie. I work i...
Manon Sintes9 months ago
My Experience with Sexual Assault
I’ve been sexually assaulted twice and I’m 17. I’ve been gestured at and catcalled dozens of times, too many to keep track of. I’m hungrily stared at every day. Sexual assault feels like a big word an...
Robyn Sadowsky9 months 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 ...
Stripes Joplin10 months 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 Brown10 months 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 Nicole10 months 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 Manning10 months 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 .10 months 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...
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Jessica Bradley10 months ago
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 Kelbel10 months 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 Roman10 months 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 10 months 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 Ramsey10 months 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 Kelbel10 months 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 Bowman10 months 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...