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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Body Image

This year
Opinion: There are helpful ways to navigate the pressure surrounding the 'perfect summer body'
Ellen Jennings of Bodywhys looks at the pressure that people can be under to conform to an idealised and unrealistic body shape goal.
Nutritionist: 'I'm calling BS on toxic diet culture'
Niamh Orbinski’s new book, No Apologies looks at the power of diet culture to negatively affect how we see ourselves.
All time
Schull teens travel to Dublin to tell Facebook to 'face up' to impact of algorithms
The students are calling on Minister Catherine Martin to hold an urgent inquiry into the conduct of Facebook.
My body will change, but I'm proud: How I'm navigating pregnancy and an old eating disorder
I can let the worries about my body take over, or I can enjoy this adventure, writes Niamh Mongey.
Opinion: What the evolution of the Special K swimsuit taught me about body image
Michelle McBride has grown up with the evolving Special K swimsuit, and wonders about its impact on how it has affected how she looks at herself.
People seeking surgery to look like 'filtered versions of themselves'
There’s a new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’, researchers have said.
Here's everything you need to know about Penneys' new sizing format
This could be great.
Ed Sheeran spoke out about pressures he felt to lose weight early in his career
He said being in the public eye was tricky.
This artist says she received death threats for having hairy legs in an Adidas ad
Are we really still having this conversation?
Zara used thin models in an ad about 'loving your curves', and people are not impressed
“Zara, wake up. This is not curvy.”
This blogger's Instagram about what it's *really* like being 33 weeks pregnant is brilliant
Swollen cankles and all.
Poll: Is pornography damaging to young people?
The Taoiseach has called for a national conversation on the issue.
This nurse's status about why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover is going mega viral
Mary Walls Penney’s was criticised for her multicoloured hair — and she showed everyone
'Psoriasis can have devastating effects on your body image'
Tadgh Dolan talks about the impact psoriasis has had on his life.
Everyone is loving this woman's powerful response to being fat-shamed for wearing shorts
“You might have an issue with my body. I don’t.”
This woman is going viral for slamming H&M's 'unrealistic' clothes sizes
When shopping just isn’t as fun as it’s supposed to be.
This plus-size model had a spectacular response to being called a 'fat cow'
And it involved crisps.
Amy Schumer has slammed a magazine for including her in a special 'plus size' issue
” Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8.”
Here's what 19 different countries think the 'ideal man's body' looks like
The results vary wildly from country to country.
A fitness blogger has just demonstrated how Instagram photos don't always tell the truth
Jessica Pack’s honest post is going massively viral.
This headline slamming celebs and their 'knobbly knees' is peak Daily Mail
Good grief.
This women's magazine has decided to ban the term 'bikini body' from its covers
Women’s Health will not use the terms “bikini body” or “drop two sizes” on its cover anymore.
A new Mam shared a selfie in her 'nana undies' to make a point about body shaming
“Screw what society wants from me. This is what’s on offer.”
This actor's searingly honest essay on his addiction to plastic surgery is going viral
Modern Family actor Reid Ewing believed that surgery would cure him of body dysmorphia.
The plus-sized star of Empire acted in a sex scene and had to defend herself to critics
Get it, girl.
The plus-sized star of Empire had an excellent comeback to cruel memes about her sex scene
Get it, girl.
A teen Instagram star has quit the site to expose her 'fake and forced' beauty pics
Essena O’Neill has recaptioned all her photos to tell the real stories behind them.
This model shared a photo of her pregnancy stretch marks to shut down body shamers
Robyn Lawley shared the image yesterday.
People are raging at Oasis over this 'irresponsible' skinny mannequin
“This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible.”
This mum stood in public in just a bikini to show that all bodies are beautiful
This is touching.
Cindy Crawford has finally spoken out about THAT viral unretouched photo
“I felt really manipulated and conflicted, so I kept my mouth shut.”
Those viral no make-up selfies aren't what they seem
Have a quick check before you share.
This model is going viral for highlighting fashion's mind-boggling body standards
She’s technically underweight, but can’t get work.
This model is going viral for highlighting fashion's mind-boggling body standards
She’s technically underweight, but can’t get work.
Here's what 18 different countries think the 'ideal woman's body' looks like
The variations are startling.
Kim Kardashian just posted a completely naked selfie to prove she's not faking her pregnancy
Possibly NSFW.
Women are celebrating their stretch marks with the inspiring #ThighReading hashtag
Because the lines on your thighs tell a better story than the lines on your palms.
8 body anxieties every Irish woman faces in the summer
“There isn’t a decent togs in the house!”
This Yves Saint Laurent ad was banned for using an 'unhealthily underweight' model
It’s not the first time the French fashion label has been the target of complaints.
All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly
The advertiser looks like it’s laughing all the way to the bank.