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Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #27


This is where we share stuff we can’t share on Facebook page for fear of being kicked out! Read why here. Usually the posts are about body image, sometimes there’s nudity but we’re all adults here. Right?

By the way, Facebook recently clarified its stance on nudity, writing, “We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures and other art that depicts nude figures.” For the full story see here.

Nipples! Scary!

Why does a fitness blog even care about body image? You can read about that here.

Google Search Trends Reveal Unhappy Preoccupation with Weight Loss

Weight loss is a huge issue on the minds of millions of people around the world, and a new study into weight-related search terms shows just how negative those thoughts can be.

The team at, a site dedicated to providing information and treatment options to men and women battling eating disorders, took a look at which weight loss terms were most searched for on Google in the United States.

The site used Google Trends to look into the popularity of several weight-related searches over the past 12 months. The results are startling.

Searches for weight loss-related terms generally increase at the beginning of the year, likely due to the fact that “getting in shape” is on the top of many New Year’s resolution lists. However, the terms people use when Googling aren’t quite as body-positive as we would like.

The most-searched for term related to weight loss was “how to lose weight fast,” which was Googled 80 percent more than just “how to lose weight.” Additionally (but not surprisingly), searches for “how to lose weight fast for women” are much more prevelent than “how to lose weight fast for men.”

7 Things Women With Stretch Marks Are Tired Of Hearing — Because Our Bodies Aren’t Ruined, Thank You Very Much

Even though it’s estimated that 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, those familiar lines on our tummies and inner thighs still receive a lot of unnecessary attention — and discovering how to love your stretch marks subsequently becomes even more difficult. I’ve had stretch marks since junior high, and over the years I’ve come across many a stretch mark “expert,” selflessly offering unsolicited advice about natural ways to get rid of stretch marks or dropping some serious knowledge about what causes stretch marks. While I’m sure we can all agree that it’s interesting to hear other people’s ideas about how to “fix” our bodies, it would be nice if everyone could take a 2007 Chris Crocker stance and leave stretch marks alone.

Teen liposuction and busty pinatas: narcoaesthetics in Colombia – in pictures

In Colombia, girls grow up in a world where they are seen as decorative objects – and where plastic surgery rules. For her new photoessay Beauties, the 2014 Joan Wakelin bursary winner Manuela Henao captures the teenagers shelling out fortunes for buttock implants, nose jobs and new breasts

The Simple ‘Secret’ to Making a Woman Orgasm Way Too Many People Still Don’t Get

A new documentary called “Science, Sex, and The Ladies” is a fun and educational film about women getting off.

31 Plus Size Women In Bikinis Who Prove That Fatkini Season Is The Best Season

When you’re in the plus-size community and part of the body positive movement, it’s really not a big deal to see a fat woman in a bikini. In fact, it’s common. But as evidenced by the viral explosion of Skorch Magazine publisher Jessica Kane’s beach photo, it’s still major mainstream news that a fat woman wears a swimsuit to the beach like a “normal” human being.

I realize that most people are still not exposed to so many beautiful fat babes in bikinis enough on a regular basis to find it “normal” yet. So even though I’m still not sure if I should be wearing my winter jacket some days or not, I wanted to share just a few of the many gorgeous bikini photos that I’ve seen already this year on the ‘gram in anticipation of summer, to remind you that bikini season doesn’t have a size limit.

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