Womens Bodies

I Paid The Price For Arriving Early To The Braless Revolution

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

I'd been teased mercilessly from about grade four or five on about the smallness of my breasts -- good, honest B cups, but they were not the favoured size of my youth. So I came to a logical conclusion: I stopped wearing a bra. Why bother, if no one's looking? I did mention I was naive.

Talking About Sex Is Easier in Canada Than It Is in the U.S.

Will Sacks | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Living
Will Sacks

Sadly, by addressing their reproductive health decisions openly, American women still run social, civil, and human rights risks that Canadian women no longer need to worry about. Additionally, in the U.S., if a woman speaks out about her body, she risks being pinned with moral connotations. Why? Because the subject of a woman's body is still claimed by both church and state.

What It Looks Like To Speak To Others The Way We Do To Ourselves

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living

Dove is back with yet another ad campaign that has us reaching for our tissues and re-evaluating how we talk about body image. This time around, D...

WATCH: Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Style

It's no secret that women's standards of beauty are constantly changing. The past year alone has seen Hollywood worship thigh gap, perfect hour gla...

This Thigh Gap Commercial Is Genius

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Style

No thigh gap? No problem! Now the most sought-after trend is coming to a store near you! In a genius ad made by comedy group JustBoobs, the ridic...

Women Pose Nude For Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Style

One group of women is showing us just how empowering our nakedness can be! The University of Wyoming's “Real Women, Real Bodies” organization i...

Go Deal With Your Own Insecurities Instead of Censoring Social Media (NSFW)

Erika Lust | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
Erika Lust

Rihanna recently had her Instagram account deleted after posting one of the topless photos from her very racy, very stylish spread in Lui magazine earlier this month. Even though Instagram maintained it was an accident (who in their right mind would piss RiRi off on purpose?) and reinstated the account, it had still been wiped squeaky clean.

Being a Public Figure Doesn't Make Your Body Public Property

Aviva Rubin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Aviva Rubin

Two things really pissed me off this week. The first is the response to Lisa Boncheck Adams' battle with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. The second is Lena Dunham's apparent unacceptable and random naked body. They are public figures, and that seems to entitle whoever feels they have value to add, to have a go at them.

The Ads We Wish Existed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada Style

We're used to seeing stick-thin models in the pages of magazines and on billboards but what if fashion advertisements actually used women with diverse...

Please View This Body Responsibly

Kinnie Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kinnie Starr

Let's look at our world in 2013 in a nutshell, where rape and the assumptions that women 'want it' are made constantly. And yes, women are showing their bodies... we know that. Assuming women are being looked at, and knowing full well that the fashion and entertainment, porn and social media industries are a big part of all our lives in developed nations, I think it follows that it is more effective to educate men about their privilege as 'watchers' than to shame women for revealing our bodies. Maybe women's bodies are also for swimming, being good people, playing, walking, being strong, being free?

You Don't Need Jennifer Aniston's Bod to Be Great in Bed

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Living
Mitch Wolfe

It is really about the head and heart. Not the size of the breasts. Or how firm, the body. For me, humour is key. I know that sounds strange. But getting naked with someone is inherently funny. Especially in the early stages. As we try to navigate which legs go where.

The Dreaded Compliment: "You Look Good For..."

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

"You look good...for someone who's had four kids...especially since one of those kids is 21." I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that no mom ever wants to hear anything past "you look good." If in fact someone says this to you, you must move away immediately to avoid the unavoidable follow up sentences.

Attention Getter: The Shape Of A Mother

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada Living

One of the qualities most associated with womanhood is being a mother -- so why don't we know what a mother's body looks like under her clothes? Th...