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First Comes Weight Loss, Then Comes Marriage

As we demonize weight gain and celebrate weight loss, the news is out: Ricki Lake is losing weight. In proper regulatory fashion, this “victorious” act is being broadcasted. The Huffington Post reports, “‘Dancing with the Stars’ Premiere: Ricki Lake Already … Continue reading

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Six Ounces of Thin?

After receiving complaints from the National Eating Disorders Association, General Mills has decided to pull the following Yoplait Yogurt commercial: The Association argues that the internal dialogue, the back and forth self-bargaining, that the woman in the commercial has with … Continue reading

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Surprise Pregnancies, Sensationalized T.V., and the Unruly Body

I have just discovered TLC’s show I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. The program is in its fourth season and all the while I never knew about its hyper-sensationalized, dramatic stories of bodily terror. After reading viewer comments and several … Continue reading

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The Visual Essay: Process & Realization

Here begins an experimental project, a challenge with visual discourse. This is my first visual essay. I decided to use the visual essay assignment as a way to create a dialogue about how our bodies are socially disciplined. Once I … Continue reading

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