Tressie McMillan Cottom Seeks to Write 'Powerful Stories That Become a Problem for Power'
McMillan Cottom's new book is a powerful rejoinder to those who want black women to make peace with a marginal status.
Think Barbie's Waistline is Absurd? Check out Elsa or Mulan.
New research suggests that cartoon princesses hurt young female viewers by offering them unobtainable ideals of physical perfection.
The Lede: The Vietnamese Refugee Crisis, Secrets to Enjoying AWP, Polar Bears' Changing Diet, and More
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PS Picks: Adam Rippon's Candid Conversation With the 'New York Times' About Body Image and Eating Disorders
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Exposure to Nature Promotes a More Positive Body Image
New research explains why you look so good in that selfie you took at Yellowstone National Park.
The Research Behind Getty Images' Ban on Photo Retouching for Body Shape
The stock photo agency is scrapping Photoshopped images that make models look thinner. Here's how that can help body image.
Do Average- and Plus-Sized Models Actually Help Reduce Body Anxiety?
Maybe for some people—but there's a limit to how much commercial images can do.
Career Barbie and the Sexualization of Little Girls
Perhaps the most shocking takeaway from the recent study that found playing with Barbies may seriously limit a girl's view of what occupations are open to her is, in a world where we're surrounded by media, how quickly one doll can have a measurable impact.