carrieblueberry76

modest is hottest?

carrieblueberry76:

I came across this article today and it stopped me dead in my tracks. As someone who lived in a conservative church culture for over 15 years, I was taught to be modest, to make sure I didn’t make men “stumble” with my clothing choices. My husband at the time fully supported this practice and therefore reinforced the idea that:

#1 it was my responsibility to protect men from having sexual…

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we-are-beautyredefined
we-are-beautyredefined:

In a culture so comfortable viewing female bodies as objects available for our own mental consumption, it should be no surprise that many women’s bodies are violently used as objects for physical consumption without their consent. Almost 20% of U.S. women have been sexually assaulted, and most of them report feelings and behaviors that are consistent with effects of objectification —almost all of which are associated with body shame, or feelings of disgust for one’s own body. After suffering such dehumanization, how does anyone thrive? Elizabeth Smart provides an incredible case study in resilience, and our research at Beauty Redefined provides steps for anyone to cultivate body image resilience by using their own pain for progress. To read more, please go here: http://www.beautyredefined.net/sexual-assault-body-image/

we-are-beautyredefined:

In a culture so comfortable viewing female bodies as objects available for our own mental consumption, it should be no surprise that many women’s bodies are violently used as objects for physical consumption without their consent. Almost 20% of U.S. women have been sexually assaulted, and most of them report feelings and behaviors that are consistent with effects of objectification —almost all of which are associated with body shame, or feelings of disgust for one’s own body. After suffering such dehumanization, how does anyone thrive? Elizabeth Smart provides an incredible case study in resilience, and our research at Beauty Redefined provides steps for anyone to cultivate body image resilience by using their own pain for progress. To read more, please go here: http://www.beautyredefined.net/sexual-assault-body-image/

metalmistress1349

metalmistress1349:

great article about how terrible the BMI calculations are. They are horribly inaccurate and do not take other factors into account, such as frame, age, ethnicity, etc. LOVE number 7, which discusses how BMI is based on a Caucasian standard, and how people of other ethnicities are measured with even less accuracy.

Also, the bit on the fact that there is no gender difference in the scale, though men store muscle far easier, and women store fat far easier. it’s just the way sex hormones work, people. nothing wrong with it. in fact, the human population couldn’t continue if men and women were physiologically the same. 

rememberthstars
rememberthstars:

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rememberthstars:

Beauty Redefined Bracelets

Wear these bright, fashionable braided leather cord bracelets as a personal reminder that YOU are Beauty Redefined! Each comes with a small stainless steel tag with the words “Beauty Redefined” — so small that only the wearer is likely to see the words. Wear multiple bracelets at once and pass along the rest to friends or family who could use a cute, wearable reminder that they are beautiful and so much more!