Tag Archives: body image

Body Shaming

I recently got a lot of abuse on Twitter for discussing the issue of body shaming, fat shaming,¬† skinny privilege, and feminism. I was called a fucking moron and stupid, and told I must be fat and ugly otherwise I … Continue reading

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Slag

Going out for a night out when you’re a parent is a rare treat. When you’re a parent in love with another parent, it’s an even more rare treat, because you have to have two happily babysat children, enough money … Continue reading

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Stop Selling Me My Body

As I stood in the shower shaving my legs, shaving my bikini line, shaving my armpits and washing the make up off my face, I had a realisation. All these things I do to my body, all the changes I … Continue reading

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I’m No Angel

The Victoria’s Secret Angels are images of “perfection”. They are supermodels. Effectively they are super human because no ordinary woman has a body like that. That’s fine because they aren’t employed because of their ordinary looks or ordinary bodies, they’re … Continue reading

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The Bad Reputation of Back Hair

A hairy back is one of those things that women recoil from in horror when the bodies of men are discussed. “Ewww” is regularly heard when the subject comes up. Why, ladies, why? A furry man is warm and snuggly. … Continue reading

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Fit Mum

I’m a bit of a gym bunny. I don’t go as often as I used to, playgroup commitments getting in the way a little, but I do go fairly regularly and I love it. I also work out at home … Continue reading

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Shame

Slut shaming is a national past time, or at least it sometimes feels that way. I myself¬†have been called a “slut” more times than I can count, sometimes based on the assumption of sexual promiscuity that in fact wasn’t the … Continue reading

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