In “Health,” How Far is Too Far?

Earlier today I read an article on Blisstree that delineates Beyoncé’s post-baby weight-loss routine. It’s centered around 4-hour workouts, involves living with her personal trainer, and represents how far our culture has taken its obsession with being thin. Apparently, B’s got 40 pounds to lose and she’s looking to meet her goal before April rolls around.

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A Womb of One’s Own: Body Expectations

One of the quickest ways to irritate a pregnant woman is to bring up weight gain guidelines during pregnancy.  It’s a strange thing, I’ve spent thirty years in a society that has unequivocally told me that being thin is the ultimate goal of every woman, that no woman is happy with her body unless she’s a size (insert size here that’s smaller than your current size), and then I got pregnant, and everything was turned upside-down. Read More A Womb of One’s Own: Body Expectations