Entertainment & Celebrities

Ronda Rousey: Femininity in the form of muscles

By Kaitlyn Oberg--This past week, mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey has flooded the headlines for not only winning multiple entities, but for her body positive remarks. Unfortunately, like many other female celebrities, Rousey's rise to popularity in the media has been accompanied by critiques and criticism of her body. However, Rousey is standing up to the body shamers and letting them know who's boss! 

Amy Schumer's Unique Approach to Body Positivity

By Pooja Patel--By now you have probably heard about the star of the movie Trainwreck and the television show Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer. Exploding in the past several years, Schumer has become a breath of fresh, honest air.

Lauren Conrad Bans "Skinny"

By Pooja Patel--Lifestyle blogs are becoming a popular way for celebrities to get on our collective social radar. Every celebrity from Gwyneth Paltrow to Blake Lively to Olivia Palermo aims to tell us how to live, through top ten lists and GIF-filled advice columns.

Yet, the ‘advice’ showered upon us is not always accurate and body positivity often falls to the wayside, as celebrities endorse beauty products and fad diets.

For example, Gwyneth Paltrow’s top hits under the nutrition section of her blog named ‘goop,’ are as follows: 

Lena Dunham and the Body Positive Workout Selfie

By Pooja Patel--It’s not uncommon among celebrity’s social media to see actresses flaunting workout pictures on Instagram or speaking endlessly about their ‘healthy’ lifestyles (kale juice and pilates.)

Queen Bee's Mixed Messaging

By Laura Porter--Beyoncé sparked a swirl of media attention since she appeared in a killer dress at the Met Gala on May 4. The thing every news outlet is now discussing? Her diet. Actually, not just her diet, but the diet book and meal-delivery service called the “22-Day Revolution,” which she co-created with her trainer, Marco Borges.


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