Media Influences

Twirlgate: Women Athletes Deserve Better

By Annie Stewart--I have played sports since I was three years old. Being physically active has given me (and continues to give) more joy than my heart can contain. Sports were also one of the avenues through which my feminism came to life. As a female athlete, I experienced the inequalities that women have to fight against.

Can Toys Really Play A Role In Your Self-Acceptance?

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Although I know it is little after the holidays, there is still something that happened in the toy aisle that I think should be addressed. It has to do with one of my favorite toys growing up: Barbie.

Keeping Your Weight Loss a Secret?: My Take on Kirstie Alley's Tweet

By Christina Keefer---My cousin recently posted on Facebook about a weight loss tip she swears by. As I rolled my eyes and clicked the “hide” button, I realized two things: it is not her fault that weight-loss culture is pervasive and perhaps it is a good thing she told every 150+ friends on the internet about her body changing intentions. 

My Social Media Detox

By Melanie Klein--I like social media. A lot. In fact, I like social media so much that I am giving up my two favorite social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, for an entire month starting August 5th.

Bodysnarking in "Compliments": Looking Critically at Media Coverage of Celebrity Weight Loss

By Brittany Posey--Bodysnarking is relatively straightforward in the media, most of the time. There are, however, exceptions, especially in celebrity infotainment media sources.

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