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Exploring Fat Shaming through Family Guy

Family Guy is a beloved animated TV original that first made its debut in January of 1999, created by Seth McFarlane. The sitcom revolves around the Griffin family which consists of an inconsiderate overweight father, a ditzy son, malicious infant,… Continue Reading →

Fat Activism

  Fat Activism is a type of activism that centers around advocating for people whose body type falls out of the size of the societal norm. Fat Activism is also referred to as the Fat Liberation Movement, Fativism, and more… Continue Reading →

Hidden Numbers: The History of Women’s Clothing Sizes in the U.S.

Table of Contents Intro This history of clothing sizing The history of modern clothing sizing Vanity Sizing Alternative Sizes Chart Other Resources   INTRO: Since the beginning of clothing history all garments were handmade. This was until the Industrial Revolution… Continue Reading →

Fat Shaming: The History and Consequences for us all

Fat shaming affects us all.  Where did the idea of ridiculing others based on weight start? To get to know the history of fat shaming one has to be aware of human’s internal need for hierarchical determinants of power.  In… Continue Reading →

Fashion in Fairytales and its Repercussions

  Fairytales.  Beloved, well-known stories of princes, princesses, and magic passed down by word of mouth through generations.  But fairytales are not as light and easy going as they may seem to be.  Stories that were once told to listeners… Continue Reading →

Body Image Activist: Ashley Graham

Ashley Ann Graham (Ashley Graham) was born on October 30, 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has become one of the most popular American models, especially for women who consider themselves ”plus-sized.” She is known for her body confidence and a… Continue Reading →

African American Women: A History of Bodies

  African American women during slavery in the United States of America were multifaceted individuals. They were cooks, child bearers, providers, and activists. During the 18th and 19th century, the lives of African American women changed as they were dehumanized,… Continue Reading →

Hair and its Large Impact and Importance to Women of Color

Hair is a subject that is very important to women and their self-esteem. The positive or negative view of one’s hair can greatly affect a woman, especially if she is of color. Hair, its length, texture and color, all effect… Continue Reading →

Portrayal of Wonder Woman’s Body and Costume

Portrayal of Wonder Woman’s Body and Costume During the Golden Age of Comics Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, is a superhero and contemporary feminist icon created by Dr. William Moulton Marston. The character first appeared in Sensation Comics… Continue Reading →

RuPaul’s Aesthetics

  “I’m a marketing genius! I marketed…subversive drag to one-hundred million muthaf—as in the world!”—RuPaul Andre Charles.[1] RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag queen entertainer, Emmy award-winning game show host, and an acclaimed actor and singer who has been… Continue Reading →

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