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Perspectives

“Real Women,” PCOS And Body Image

When I wrote this cranky post about the “real women…” phenomenon, I never expected it to resonate with so many women. It seems that fat, thin, in-between, curvy, not curvy, in-between, cisgender, trans, various gynecological surgeries or symptoms, or whatever, there’s a lot of crap that makes us feel like not-so-real women.

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Bodies

Real Women Have Curves, And Don’t Have Curves, And Have A Few Curves, And Whatever

Lots of very well-meaning people, when they find out what I do for a living, say something to the effect of: “Right on! Real women have curves!”