Your Flab on Facebook: the New Diet

Women have tried everything. Cutting out carbs, cutting out fat — heck, even cutting out calories entirely. Yet to their despair, nothing works. Nothing, except posting pictures of yourself on a public Facebook page — yes, in your underwear, and yes, including fat, wobbly tummies and whatnot. This is the new diet. This is why I think you shouldn’t try it.

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“Am I Pretty or Ugly?”

“Please be honest,” the girl in the video says, and then she emphasises that she wants to know if she’s pretty or ugly. You can use cuss words if you like — believe it or not, people do so in the comments all the time. I keep wondering: doesn’t she realise? Doesn’t she realise that deep down, there is only one “right” answer for her and all those other girls that put up videos posing that one question: “Am I pretty or ugly?” I’m going to be honest with them.

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Women’s Bodies: Taking Up Space and Femininity

Guest contribution by Aisha Mansaray – I grew up as a brown-skinned kiddo with a huge bush of brown, curly hair and freckles on my nose. If you mix Dutch and African, you get a fairly tall girl, with naturally firm hips, legs, and arms. This is not something to be ashamed about at all, but still I was by the time I hit puberty.

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