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Category Archive for: ‘Step 3: Resist’

  • Man Up Cut The Carls Beauty Redefined1

    Help us #CuttheCarls Because Women are #MoreThanMeat

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      (This was originally posted in August 2014. We’re republishing as a refresher following Donald Trump’s selection of Carl’s Jr. CEO Andrew Puzder as U.S. Labor Secretary. See Puzder’s very telling quotes about objectification below. See Lindsay’s remarks in the Boston Globe on Dec. 10, …

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  • Your Body is Not a Before or an After

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      “Before and after” body transformation photos used to be relegated to late-night infomercials or old magazine fad diet ads, but now you can’t click on IG or FB without seeing the dramatic comparison pics from your old friend selling those shakes and skinny wraps or those fitness buffs …

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  • Are Body Positivity and Fitness Compatible?

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    If you want to improve your body image, but you have trouble prioritizing regular exercise … join the club! Lexie and I (BR co-directors) decided this week to renew our dedication to fitness. Not the “getting a bikini body” or “get your body back” kind of fitness, but …

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  • From Body Anxiety to Body Image Activism: Our Story

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      We are Lexie and Lindsay Kite, PhD, identical twins and co-directors of Beauty Redefined, a nonprofit working to help girls and women improve their body image and self-worth as they wade through harmful cultural ideals. We want to tell you about our (very twin-like) …

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  • Empowering or Objectifying: The Clashing Camps of Body Positivity

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      By Lindsay Kite, PhD Because our culture teaches that women’s bodies and faces determine our worth, and that only certain rare bodies and faces are worthy of anything good, people who want empowerment for women are stuck in two conflicting groups.  The first group is …

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  • Body Image Baby Steps (and an announcement!)

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      One of my most important missions in life is to help girls and women understand their value and rise up in the face of objectifying ideals that come from media and other people. Being an advocate for women feels like something I am called to …

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  • Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. Let’s Misbehave!

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    “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Many big industries want us to behave. They want us to be live “stylishly ever after,” they want our “girl power” to come from marketing that phrase on our push-up bras, they want our health to be defined by how good …

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  • Female Objectification: Who’s Really to Blame

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    Women are constantly being dehumanized and reduced to objects to be groped, harassed, catcalled and evaluated — and some men feel comfortable doing all of those things and then boasting about it, or deny it by mocking the appearance of the women as unworthy of …

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  • Watching Women Want

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      Written by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano of The Beheld I’ve been watching a lot of the Women’s World Cup, with a fervor that surprises even me. I’m an unlikely soccer fan to begin with; sports, personally speaking, have traditionally been something to be avoided and/or feared. But …

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  • Cleanse Your Mind, The Rest Will Follow: Transform Your Health With a Media Fast

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      Have you tried the latest health cleanse? It’s SO great. It’ll help you feel better about your body inside and out, and jump-start your healthy choices so you’ll have the motivation to be active and feel A-MA-ZING. THIS cleanse is brand new. None of …

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  • Lessons from Porn: Women are Objects to be Used, Abused and Dismissed

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    We are unapologetically anti-porn. It may be one of the most profitable and powerful industries in the world, and one that is embraced by otherwise like-minded people as an acceptable personal choice, but we are not afraid to state that pornography is one of the worst …

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  • 9 Reasons to Ignore Every Mascara Ad Ever and Embrace Your Own Eyelashes

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      When we see this mascara ad (one of HUNDREDS just like it in any media directed at women), we have a few thoughts: 1. Natural extension-free, insert-free eyelashes on women are unbelievably rare in all media today, and it has exerted some serious pressure …

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  • What Will You Gain When You Lose (Your Scale)?

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      How often do you come up with health goals that often have a lot to do with how you look and little to do with real health and happiness?  Profit-driven companies are busy bombarding us with slimy weight-loss slogans like Cheerios’ “More Grains, Less You” …

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  • Your Body is Powerful. Use it as an Instrument, Not an Ornament.

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      Our research points to one particularly awesome way to experience real empowerment, decrease self-consciousness, and embrace your body as your own – not as a decoration for everyone else to gawk at. It is through the power of your body. … But not the …

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  • Really Want to Feel Better About Your Body? Here’s Your 5-Step Game Plan

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      Developing positive body image — or feeling positively about your body, regardless of what it looks like at the moment — is key to health, happiness, progress and empowerment. When you’re feeling especially self-conscious, it’s hard to focus on much else or make healthy choices for yourself. …

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