Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #50

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.

Oh, so scary. Nipples!

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

Why I was sweat-shamed as I waited for my coffee at Starbucks

The stigmas surrounding women’s bodies are powerful, but they’re no match for how powerful I feel after running.

Feminists are revolting against the #NoHymenNoDiamond Facebook page…

Images that changed the way we see female nudity

From Demi Lovato’s body positive Vanity Fair shoot to the best of Free the Nipple campaign, here’s a powerful reminder that the naked female body doesn’t have to be objectified.

27 Alternatives To Asking “Is This Okay?”

When it comes to sexytimes, we all want to know if what we’re doing in bed is working for our partner. Unfortunately, knowing what or how to ask doesn’t always come as second nature. You fumble, try to read clues and more often than not, “Is this okay?” tumbles out of your mouth.

Last week I wrote about why “Okay” is a four-letter word and encouraged you to break the habit of asking about it. To do so, you need different, more precise questions to ask, ones that actually get at the thing you want to know.

Pair a good question with a sexy voice and some genuine curiosity, and some serious magic will happen.

Next time you and your sweetie are about to get down, try these instead

Demi Lovato Did A Nude, No-Makeup, Unretouched Photo Shoot And It’s Everything

Demi Lovato stars in a beautiful new series of photos sans makeup and retouching for Vanity Fair shot by photographer Patrick Ecclesine. The photos feature Demi nude, without makeup or retouching, looking beautiful as ever. Demi’s been candid about her struggles with eating disorders and depression, which is why it’s especially brave of her to bare it all.

Roslyn Mays is a professional pole dance instructor and self-described badass boss on stage.

Mays, who goes by the nickname Roz the Diva, is a 31-year-old woman from Long Island, N.Y. She was discovered on social media and was invited to audition for this season of “America’s Got Talent.”

Why Fat Shaming & Thin Shaming Are Inherently Different

It’s 2015 and almost everybody has heard of the body positivity movement — and almost everybody has an opinion on it. In my experience, most of those opinions consist of positive, insightful thoughts on the harms of body shaming and the pluses of self love. Unfortunately, some people still have anti-body positive mindsets and anti-body pos movements still exist. Even if someone doesn’t agree with the cause, though, at least they’re talking about it. At least body positivity is finally up for discussion. What hasn’t been quite as up for discussion, however, is the analysis of thin shaming versus fat shaming.

Body shaming affects everyone and can be tied to almost any aspect of our appearances — from weight to hair color to body mods to the size of your nose. If someone has critiqued your body for how it looks at any point in your life, then you, my friend, have also been a victim of body shaming. This type of bullying is arguably harmful because it perpetuates the notion that somebody’s self worth should be based on their appearance.

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