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Plus-Size Representation Still Lacking in Modern Media

Plus-Size Representation Still Lacking in Modern Media

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The ignorance surrounding shaming curvy women can be seen everywhere we look.

Halloween Is For Fun, Not Body Shaming

Halloween Is For Fun, Not Body Shaming

By Phoebe Kuo, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Halloween can be celebrated as long as costumes aren't required to be sexy.

Government Fashion Policing Targets the Wrong Issues

Government Fashion Policing Targets the Wrong Issues

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Government intervention seeks to protect vulnerable young women from physical and mental health disorders and to promote the celebration of all body types.

An Industry Obsessed with the Body

An Industry Obsessed with the Body

By David Bologna, Beauty & Style Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The fashion industry has not just accepted, but fetishized the thin ideal, conceptualizing and commodifying a body standard as a method to sell clothes.

Personal Essay: Flesh

Personal Essay: Flesh

By Isabel Baker, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

An NYU student discusses her experience with body image in a personal essay.

Fashion, Image: The Plight of the Selfie

Fashion, Image: The Plight of the Selfie

By Gianna Collier-Pitts, Violet Vision Blog Editor

November 20, 2014


Filed under Beauty & Style

An opinion on our generation's obsession with social media and how it changes our own everyday appearance

Fashion’s unrealistic models harming women

Fashion’s unrealistic models harming women

By Lena Rawley

November 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Calvin Klein's recent campaign featuring a "plus-size" model shows what is wrong with fashion industry standards

Christina’s Case: Obesity should not be classified as disease

Christina’s Case: Obesity should not be classified as disease

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

University of Richmond professors Crystal L. Hoyt and Jeni L. Burnette discussed whether the American Medical Association was correct in categorizing obesity as a disease in a Feb. 23 New York Times article. Although the June 2013 decision has no legal authority, significant ramifications still exist for obesity treatment now that the nation...

NYC Girls Project encourages positive body image

NYC Girls Project encourages positive body image

October 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched his NYC Girl’s Project, abandoning his role as the soda crusader to take on a more relevant cause — instilling body confidence in young women. The project targets 7 to 12-year-old girls — a key demographic that is developing habits they...

Dressing room experiences cause for body image reflection

Dressing room experiences cause for body image reflection

September 18, 2013


Filed under Features

From the moment we walk into a store, the flashy allure of American shopping culture tries desperately to impress us — expertly dressed mannequins line the entrance, beautifully composed color schemes catch our eyes and strategically placed signs remind us of that ubiquitous “20 percent...

Fabulous summer camp helps find inner beauty

Fabulous summer camp helps find inner beauty

October 18, 2012


Filed under Features

Are you going to be fabulous today, or are you going to let everything else get in the way? It’s a question Gallatin senior Lauren Berninger poses for many young girls struggling with self-esteem and confidence issues. It’s also a question she often asks herself. Berninger is the founder and...

Big is beautiful, and thin is too

September 10, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Thursday, Washington Square News writer Sasha Leshner wrote an article titled “Fashion Week Distorts Female Beauty” that condemning the fashion industry’s emphasis on ultra-thin models. In light of fashion week, I’ve been spending time looking at runway shows, draping over issues of Vogue...