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Breaking Down Body Positivity: Transgender Body Positivity

Hi, everyone! It's Lucy Danger, your favorite body positivity activist, back with another topic for you! This week: Transgender body positivity. You can find out more about body positivity in our brief here, and look at the other posts that I'm doing on this topic here! Join the discussion to let us know what you think!

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Breaking Down Body Positivity: Skinny Shaming

Hi everyone! Its Lucy Danger, your resident Action Team Member and body positivity expert, back again with another topic. This time: skinny shaming. Remember that you can read our brief on body positivity here, and read about other topics having to do with body positivity here! Leave a comment and join the conversation!

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Breaking Down Body Positivity: Why healthy≠better

Hi, everyone! Lucy Danger, Action Team member back with another post in the series about body positivity! This one talks about why healthy doesn't necessarily equal better. You can find out more by reading our brief about body positivity here. Feel free to join the discussion anytime!

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Breaking Down Body Positivity: Competition

By Lucy D. (Action Team)

Hi everyone! I'm a a member of the Action Team, and I'm going to be doing a series of posts about body positivity. You can see my brief about body positivity on our website under "Issues." Today, I'm going to discuss how body shaming leads to competition between people about their bodies. Feel free to join the discussion and comment something that you have to say about body positivity!

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Roe at 43: Slipping Backwards

By: Eliana S. (Day of the Girl-US Campaign Chair)

To me, twenty years sounds like an eternity. Twenty years is all I’ve ever known. I can comprehend that our world changes over time, but I will be the first to admit that I don't know firsthand exactly what that means.

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Miley Cyrus and the Word "Slut"

By: Maggie McMorrow

Say the name “Miley Cyrus” to just about anyone today and they will most likely have some sort of strong reaction, whether it be good or bad. Over the past couple years, Miley Cyrus has managed to completely change her image and become a very polarizing figure in the process. She has come out with two very daring music videos for “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” both of which have over 500,000,000 views on Youtube and broke the vevo fastest viewing record. Some called the videos “a cry for help” others praised her for “breaking free of her Disney persona,” I personally wonder why people care so much about what she does with her life.

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The Garden of My Son

By: Bella Baxter

I once had a baby growing deep inside me, floating in my galaxy of organs and liquids. A little human, beating out the tune of the universe with its tiny heart. I am reasonably sure it was a boy. A son. He would be seven now. My son never took a breath in this world, and although I never speak about it, my house is full of candles burning quietly for him.

The morning I found out I was pregnant, I woke from a dream where I was pushing a baby out of my body. I remember absently watching as my vagina was split neatly in two by a dark haired head. When I was fully awake, I laughed to myself. As if I would be pregnant. I was a student with a boyfriend I didn’t love, and a rented room in a ramshackle share house. Pregnancy was something that happened to women, and I was still a girl. I had a swollen stomach and tender breasts but with all the wisdom of a 22 year old, I began to suspect I might be lactose intolerant.

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The Importance of Female Relationships

By: Maggie McMorrow

A topic that I think is rarely discussed is the importance of having positive female relationships. I know the cliche is girls with “daddy issues” are messed up, but what about “mom issues?” If you have “daddy issues” you are supposed to not be able to trust or fully commit yourself to future male relationships, but I personally believe that female relationships are just as vital, so if you do not have key positive female role models in your life, how are you supposed to forge future relationships with women? If a girl says to me “I am more of a guy’s girl, I don’t really get along with girls” I take this as a huge red flag. As a female, you should be able to get along with other members of the same sex. And as someone that is very pro-girl, I will never understand putting guys over girls.

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Let's Talk About Those BIG, Intellectual, Activism Words

By: Leah Weigel

Hetero-normativity. Intersectionality. Marginalization. Gender non-binary.

Those are some complex, but very common words found in todays feminist movement. I consider myself a progressive thinker as well as a passionate activist of many global issues, but honestly, I still get confused by some of these terms. It occurred to me that if I am struggling to keep up with the latest activism terms, imagine how shut out people new to the cause might feel! It is hard to be valued in a movement if you don’t even know what is going on! I believe that politically correct terms are INCREDIBLY ESSENTIAL to precisely explain the issues at hand, and effectively promote change where needed. BUT, there is a time and place for these terms, and it isn’t all the time.

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