Feminism

Eating Clean: When is Enough, Enough?
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Eating Clean: When is Enough, Enough?

This past week, I attended a luncheon event that featured a “clean eating” guru as the speaker. I suppose I should have prepared myself to listen to a twenty minute diatribe on the horrors of modern day eating, but it was a business function, so I envisioned a talk on…you […]

Dress Like a Badass Every Day
Fashion / Feminism / Other Stuff

Dress Like a Badass Every Day

You know those mornings you wake up and immediately panic about what to wear to work? You know the ones I’m talking about…where you face your closet and find you own absolutely nothing acceptable to wear. You want the perfect badass dress that shouts, “Don’t mess with me because I feel […]

The Path to Stupid and Back
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The Path to Stupid and Back

I realize I own a strong point of view on certain topics, so when I’m in social settings (e.g., networking chit chat, acquaintances out grabbing a drink, etc.) I’ve learned to temper my opinions. But, sometimes my mouth gets the best of me and I snap like a brittle twig. […]

Is Anti-Aging a Bad Message?
Beauty / Feminism

Is Anti-Aging a Bad Message?

A few weeks ago I ran across a YouTube excerpt from Oprah Winfrey’s Prime show featuring Oprah and Cameron Diaz.  The topic centered on our plight as women aging in America.  It seems since Cameron turned 40 she needed to adjust some of her lifestyle choices — watching her diet, getting enough […]

Can You Almost Have an Eating Disorder?
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Can You Almost Have an Eating Disorder?

I remember myself as a pudgy child – not grossly overweight, but just sort of roly-poly. I started my ‘diet’ in 6th grade, so that puts me at 11ish. Months later I  spent my 13th birthday in the hospital after securing an eating disorder diagnosis.  In 1972, I was an early adopter of Anorexia Nervosa, […]

Eating Disorders and Aging in America
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Eating Disorders and Aging in America

Tomorrow marks the 5th anniversary of my reckoning day with the proverbial devil – my body, or more appropriately my body image. In 1973, at the tender age of 12, I received a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. Five years ago (after decades of unsuccessful battle with myself) I finally walked into […]

Talk Back Tuesday: Are You a Feminist?
Feminism

Talk Back Tuesday: Are You a Feminist?

The simple question, Are you a feminist? never occupied much space in my mind. Of course, I am. What woman isn’t? would have been my spontaneous response. It never occurred to me some women might posses a different opinion, or need to explain their version of feminism. However after several months of discussing this topic at […]

How Thin is Too Thin?
Feminism

How Thin is Too Thin?

We felt compelled to weigh in on the debate surrounding the Biggest Loser’s most recent weight loss contestant. How thin is too thin? The media’s influence on eating disorders (EDs) is not a new topic for debate. Google “media effects on eating disorders” and you find 3,700,000 results. To argue a glossy fashion magazine or […]

Ted Talk Tuesday: Fight Fat Talk
Beauty / Feminism

Ted Talk Tuesday: Fight Fat Talk

EoT‘s editorial team hijacked our regularly scheduled Ted Talk Tuesday and replaced it with an equally important message.   I’ve been particularly hard on Kellogg’s Special K marketing team this year writing twice about what I felt were disingenuous advertising campaigns. This first post came early this year after they debuted […]

Let’s Face Mondays: The Dove Patch Test Sucks
Beauty / Feminism

Let’s Face Mondays: The Dove Patch Test Sucks

Historically, I like to beat up on beauty and ‘lifestyle’ brands who purport to rally a gal’s self-confidence by crafting advertising messages under the guise of ‘research.’ Dove, Special K, and a handful of others developed an uncanny knack for ingratiating themselves to women by conducting ‘research’ on the very […]