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Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #72

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

Beauty of the belly

Today we’re honoring the muses of art history whose bellies cannot and will not be contained.

Bad Fat Broads

the bad fat bitch perspective on everything important

Happy trails on women

It’s been a while since the full bush came back in style, finally liberating women from the burden of getting hot wax poured on their privates. And last summer we pretty much all agreed we should grow out our pit hair. But now it’s time for another body-hair revolution. This spring, let’s embrace the far more stigmatized “happy trail,” the patch of hair some women grow between their belly buttons and their bush.


Reasons not to shave your legs this spring


I haven’t shaved in years. I choose to let my personal preferences dictate my body hair maintenance rather than societal expectations. That said, winter melting into springtime has made me reconsider shaving my legs in the past. Don’t get me wrong; I adore the fuzzy aesthetic. But spending so many cold months in jeans and leggings used to have the potential to genuinely make me forget why I was making some of my beauty choices. The first few times I wore shorts or skirts as the seasons changed were characterized by a certain measure of embarrassment, ultimately forcing me to rebuild self-confidence in my body.

Sixty year old swimsuit model

Sixty-year-old model Yazemeenah Rossi proves this point flawlessly in new campaign images for a swimsuit collaboration between online specialty shop The Dreslyn and lingerie house Land of Women.

She makes it perfectly clear a company doesn’t need young models to draw attention, making us wonder why this is still such a rarity in the industry.

Body positive underwear for men

Male underwear models are nice to look at and everything, but most guys aren’t walking around in a continuous state of “photoshoot ready.” American Eagle is getting their Dove Real Women on with a new line of underwear celebrating healthy male body image, #aerieman.

Bearing the tagline, “The real you is beautiful,” the campaign is part of a recent shift in marketing towards men that favors more diverse images of masculinity, as seen in Axe’s “Find Your Magic” commercial or IMG’s new plus-sized male model division.

Plus sized male model signed by major agency and people are stoked

IMG Models just introduced a new plus-size men’s division called “Brawn,” according to WWD

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