Someone asked about his body issues, and it made me wonder why he has them.

Men are targeted by body-image messaging too. And I think maybe it starts with toys. Like millions of other young boys in the ’80s, I had He-Man, G.I. Joe, “Star Wars,” and Superman dolls. They were all white men with trim bodies, thick hair, and Read More …

A model uses her success to underscore some important points about image and privilege.

It’d be difficult to find a single one of us who hasn’t been influenced by advertising and images. It’s so subtle that a lot of us could probably even tell ourselves we haven’t been influenced because it’s like the air we breathe it’s around us Read More …

How These 7 Ad Campaigns Got Diversity Right

Diversityand marketing campaigns have been missing each other lately like lovers with terrible communication. There was the infamously tone deafPepsi and Kendall Jenner disaster, the Nivea white is purity ad and now theres Shea Moisture. Shea is a natural hair brand that threatened its own Read More …

7 Ways You Already Have The Perfect Body As Long As You Ignore The Lingerie Ads On This Post

You are beautiful just the way you are! Just dont look at any of these lingerie ads! 1. Theres no such thing as a perfect body: Look, if youre a woman living in 2016 and have body-image issues, unfortunately, youre far from alone. More than Read More …

This Gym Is Hiding Its Mirrors For Body Positivity, But How Does That Help?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fittest of them all? To answer that, you’d have to be able to see the mirror. Fed up with post-workout selfies and social media narcissism, budget gym Blink Fitness has pledged to cover up its mirrors every Monday. Read More …

He wanted me to buy $200 worth of skin products to look younger. This is what I said.

So. I was kind of a brat the other day. And I don’t regret it one bit. I was headed to my gate at the airport when a man at a store suckered me in with a free bar of natural soap. NOTHING IS FREE, Read More …

I Hate Advertising, Except When It's Done Like This

I’m not crying. I’ve just got something in my eye, like a tree or a branch or these women being awesome or something.

There Is Now A Calorie-Counting App That Fat Shames You Into Not Eating

We Heart It In a world of Skinny Mirrors that mask our insecurities and high-tech mirrors that alert us to how “ugly” we are, we can’t feign too much surprise at the reveal of the latest food-shaming app to hit the scene. Carrot Hunger comes to us straight from the gates of hell Read More …

The Difference Between Bikini Models And Beautiful Women

When you put these pictures together, it’s easy to get a sense of what the advertisers are trying to sell. The Victoria’s Secret ad focuses on an airbrushed fantasy world where every single woman has the same height, weight, and personality. In short, it looks Read More …

See Why We Have A Completely Dumb Standard Of Beauty In Just 7 Images

The images of “pretty” we see in the world are maddening, especially when you see how they are created. Living in a world where we have to question everything we see doesn’t sound super fun, ya know? It’s kinda small, but the GIF above reads, Read More …