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Thigh gaps and Sam’s other hats

When I am not writing and editing blog posts, posting things to our Facebook page, riding bikes or doing physio, or tackling my new big job, I’m sometimes working on one of my favourite things, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. What’s FPQ? It’s an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting feminist philosophical scholarship. Our goal… Continue reading Thigh gaps and Sam’s other hats

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Why the “Thigh Gap” Makes Me Sad #tbt

Originally posted on FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE:
It’s not the newest news, but the whole “thigh gap” thing, especially among young women, has been a simmering pot that came into media focus a couple of weeks ago when I was off the grid on a sailboat vacation.  It was on the news and in…

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On Thigh Gaps and Photoshop

A couple of weeks ago, it was a Target junior model in a bikini.  Then, it was a plus sized jeans ad for Old Navy.  What did these two have in common: an oddly suspicious thigh gap. Let’s start with exhibit one, from Target: If that’s not an example of photo altering gone wrong, then… Continue reading On Thigh Gaps and Photoshop

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Revisiting the Thigh Gap: Thin Body Shaming Isn’t Okay Either

We talk a lot on the blog about body-shaming and usually it’s code for fat-shaming.  But thin bodies can also be “shamed,” and this has been brought to my attention a few times in recent weeks. In December, I showed the film, Arresting Ana, to one of my Women’s Studies classes. It’s a documentary about… Continue reading Revisiting the Thigh Gap: Thin Body Shaming Isn’t Okay Either

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Why the “Thigh Gap” Makes Me Sad

It’s not the newest news, but the whole “thigh gap” thing, especially among young women, has been a simmering pot that came into media focus a couple of weeks ago when I was off the grid on a sailboat vacation.  It was on the news and in the paper and on the web. It’s a… Continue reading Why the “Thigh Gap” Makes Me Sad

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A Barbie with thighs that touch!

  It’s not new news, the no thigh gap Barbie. Mattel released the doll last year. See Barbie makes doll with thighs that touch, from Teen Vogue. But it came to my attention recently when a friend’s daughter got one for Christmas and loves it. The photos in my newsfeed made me happy. It might… Continue reading A Barbie with thighs that touch!

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Thigh chafing and the joys of summer

Warmer weather is here. Spring! And soon, summer! I can put away my black tights and wear cotton dresses and mini-skirts. I can stop wearing running tights. But of course, much as I love all those things, there’s the problem of thigh chafing. “At first thigh chafing is annoying, then it’s embarrassing, then it’s painful,… Continue reading Thigh chafing and the joys of summer

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Most read posts of all time on the blog

All of these posts have been read (ok, well looked at, or clicked on) more than 10,000 times each. That’s pretty exciting for academic authors. We’ve also come a long way. When Tracy and I first started writing here, back in September 2012, we didn’t expect more than family and close friends to follow along. But… Continue reading Most read posts of all time on the blog

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We are more than a collection of parts

  It’s tiring to be female in this world. I can only speak from a cis-perspective, of course, but it occurs to me, that howsoever you come to identify as a female, there is an endless list of things you must have or prevent if you are to present acceptably as female.   First it… Continue reading We are more than a collection of parts

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Our most popular posts ever!

Last week I shared our top posts of 2016. This week I’m sharing our top posts of all time. All of these posts have been read (ok, well looked at, or clicked on) more than 10,000 times. That’s pretty exciting for academic authors. We’ve also come a long way. When we first started writing, back… Continue reading Our most popular posts ever!