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This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: The Diet Regime: On the History and Politics of Dieting
Clichés about the lack of stylish options for larger women are so, well, worn out that it’s always amazing to me when I see that plus-sized departments are still filled either with gold sequins and animal prints and flutter sleeves, … Continue reading
This isn’t the post I was going to write next. For one thing, it returns to themes I’ve covered a lot recently. For another, the fall semester starts next week and I have two brand new classes to prep for … Continue reading
A recent spate of digs at this fashion trend has been making me uncomfortable. See for example this by John Oliver (funny) or this on Jezebel (less funny/misfired satire?) (But props to the author for citing Heather Vaughan’s excellent history … Continue reading