• Magazine editor gets called out for fat-shaming: 'Why are you using 3 fat and out of shape women for your models?'
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    Kerry Justich

    Magazine editor gets called out for fat-shaming: 'Why are you using 3 fat and out of shape women for your models?'

    Curvy model Amelia Stubbs is speaking out after being fat-shamed by an L.A.-based magazine employee.

  • Working mom opens up about difficulty of having 'it all' — here's why #MomBias is real
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    Abby Haglage

    Working mom opens up about difficulty of having 'it all' — here's why #MomBias is real

    A reporter opened up about the difficulty of having it all as a mom in America. Here's the reality of being a working mom in the U.S.

  • 'Feminine' and blond but never 'shrill': Why female sportscasters look sexy on the field
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    Alexandra Mondalek

    'Feminine' and blond but never 'shrill': Why female sportscasters look sexy on the field

    Why do many of the most famous women in sports media embody hyper-feminine molds? Big hair, lots of makeup, and short skirts does not make a sports reporter—or does it?

  • Meet Ginella Massa, Canada’s First Hijabi News Anchor
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    Gordon Hurd

    Meet Ginella Massa, Canada’s First Hijabi News Anchor

    Although Ginella Massa has been an on-air reporter since 2015, this week marked a significant step forward for her and for women of the Muslim faith everywhere, when she sat in as news anchor for the first time. The stint at the news desk with Toronto’s CityNews station marks a first for her — and for Canada.

  • Playboy Will No Longer Publish Nudes, Will Keep Publishing in Braille
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    Noël Duan

    Playboy Will No Longer Publish Nudes, Will Keep Publishing in Braille

    Supermodel Cindy Crawford, shot by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts, on the July 1988 cover of Playboy. For 62 years, the men’s lifestyle publication well known for its nude centerfolds, has played with the trope, “I read Playboy for the articles.” It has published authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami, Ian Fleming, and yes, feminist Margaret Atwood. It was where Jimmy Carter admitted to cheating on his wife, Metallica admitted to being dysfunctional, and John Lennon granted his last interview — which was published when he was murdered. As reported by The New York Times, in 2013, Playboy made its website “suitable for work” (SFW) in order to draw attention to its quality content and to separate itself from other men’s magazines like Penthouse.

  • Even Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel Apparently Isn’t Inclusive Enough
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    Lauren Tuck

    Even Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel Apparently Isn’t Inclusive Enough

    Photos by Jade Beall via The Militant Baker Lane Bryant recently released its lingerie campaign to much fanfare. She gathered a group of women—not models—to pose in a reinterpretation of #ImNoAngel called #EmpowerALLBodies.   Along with the photo shoot, Baker wrote an open letter to Linda Heasley, Lane Bryant’s CEO, asking for more. “ I question how empowering these images can be for “all women,”” she asked. It’s a powerful message that settles into the core of those who aren’t represented.” She went on to explain that the ads “backfired” in their attempt to empower plus size women and excluded those Lane Bryant was trying to reach.