In the News

No Debate: Body-Shaming Doesn’t Belong in Presidential Elections

By Tori James--There are several issues that are hot topics of debate throughout every election season. There is one topic that is not usually discussed and is of critical importance: body shaming.

Proud2Bme Writers React: London Bans Body Shaming on the Tube

By Carla Roman--In a bold move, London has decided to ban body-shaming ads from public transit. The ban comes straight from London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who believes that after a long work day or busy night, commuters shouldn’t have another added stressor.  

Why Colleges Need the Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act

By Stephanie Virbitsky--I can still remember exactly where I was on January 18th, 2014. My roommate had gone to hang out with some friends down the hall and I was sitting in the dark, alone, on that cold winter night in my dorm room in Hill College House.

5 of This Year’s Most Problematic Bikini Body Controversies

By Anna Kilar--With summer in full swing, many girls have already started their bikini body diet or exercise routine, which they will follow religiously, going through extreme measures to attain the bikini body ideal. What exactly the bikini body ideal encompasses may differ from person to person, but it’s difficult to deny that the media has a strong influence in setting bikini body standards, and it’s even sparked several controversies surrounding the bikini body.

Here are five of the most problematic bikini body controversies of this year:


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