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Friday 11 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: fashion editors want us to stop talking about the models and talk about the clothes

Kezia Lubanszky
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Some of the most influential people of Australian Fashion Week think we should stop talking about the models, and talk about the clothes. While we’ve all been shocked at Alex Perry’s choice to book dangerously underweight model, Cassi Van Den Dungen, it seems we should be talking about how fabulous Australian clothing is instead. Unfortunately,…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: australian fashion week criticised for ‘too thin’ models

Shannon O'Keefe
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The fashion industry has been long criticised over the use of unrealistically thin models and this year’s Australian Fashion Week has sparked debate once again on this issue. Dubbed ‘the Hunger Games’ because of its incredibly slender models, audience members worried about the health of the young ladies in front of them. Carla Zampatti’s show…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
News

in brief: NZ radio host refers to 70kg women as ‘heifers’ on air

April Glover
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New Zealand radio host, Rachel Smalley was caught offensively referring to women as ‘lardos’ and ‘heiffers’ while she thought she was off-air earlier this morning. The presenter for Newstalk ZB was previously discussing a story on the emergency contraceptive pill, where it was mentioned that the average New Zealand woman weighed 72kg. The show then…
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Friday 8 November 2013
Opinion

blubbershield: the advantages of navigating the world as a hefty lass

Suzanne Rofe
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I’m a hefty lass, which has some unexpected advantages. Granted, there are some sizable (hehe) negatives as well – very serious ones. We’re all familiar with the various problems that a larger dress size brings. What I never would have thought, as a young and slim 20-year-old, is that being bigger would make me a…
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Monday 22 April 2013
Health Life Opinion

weighing in on the weight debate

Kaylia Payne
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This is an article that I have been wanting to write for a long time, but have never known how to go about it. It was originally sparked by the fat acceptance movement – a movement designed to encourage acceptance of ALL body shapes. It is, for obvious reasons, a movement that I am strongly…
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Opinion

data suggests being fit is healthier than being slim

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve spoken before about how correlation does not equal causation. There are often links between obesity and diseases and illnesses, that’s true. I don’t deny that at all. But for some health problems, I don’t believe that obesity can cause the illness or disease, particularly when it is one that average to slim people also…
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Featured Opinion

women spend most of their lives trying to lose weight. in other news, water is wet

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Jo brought an article to my attention recently. Entitled, “Women spend a staggering seventeen years of their lives trying to lose weight” and from the Daily Mail (I know, I know), it was an interesting, although not surprising read. The stats quoted aren’t really anything new, or all that shocking to me. Most of the…
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Tuesday 8 November 2011
Opinion

the weighting game

lip magazine
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Females are amazing. We do amazing things. We say amazing things. We give birth to amazingness. So why do we beat ourselves up so much about what we look like? Why is a search for perfection so viciously tiring on ourselves? Let me tell you a story. A couple of years ago I made the…
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Friday 10 June 2011
Opinion

“But what about her weight?”

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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One of my younger sisters recently went for her very first blood test. She’s 25. She has Downs’s syndrome and has never been tested, due to a combination of decent ongoing health and a large fear of needles. As I am her carer, we conquered that fear with me in the room with her and…
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Sunday 21 November 2010
Opinion

Weight loss, weight gain

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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(Possible triggers – talk of weight loss and gain) I tend not to really notice weight gain or loss in myself unless it’s a larger amount on either end of the spectrum or if my clothing is getting too big or too small. I didn’t know how much I weighed. But now I do. I…
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