Posts Tagged: dieting

Vintage Millie The Model Comic

The Shame of Fat Shaming

Some folks believe gaining weight is the worst thing a woman can do. One of them is running for president. Setting the gold standard for misogyny, ( “No one demeans women the way I do, believe me”) Donald Trump has

Vintage Millie The Model Comic

The Shame of Fat Shaming

Some folks believe gaining weight is the worst thing a woman can do. One of them is running for president. Setting the gold standard for misogyny, ( “No one demeans women the way I do, believe me”) Donald Trump has

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

vintage ad to gain weight for women

No Bodies Perfect- Even Barbie

I’m worried about Petite Barbie. Now that America’s ideal beauty standards are evolving as full-figured, voluptuous bodies like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé have become iconic and widely emulated, newly minted Petite Barbie may suffer the indignity of lingering on the

vintage ad to gain weight for women

No Bodies Perfect- Even Barbie

I’m worried about Petite Barbie. Now that America’s ideal beauty standards are evolving as full-figured, voluptuous bodies like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé have become iconic and widely emulated, newly minted Petite Barbie may suffer the indignity of lingering on the

Vintage Housewife struggling with Weight

Metrecal For Lunch Bunch

For decades, Memorial Day has long been a solemn occasion. Besides reflecting on those brave souls whose lives were lost in service to their country, the holiday has also signaled the beginning of swimsuit season and with it the sobering

Vintage Housewife struggling with Weight

Metrecal For Lunch Bunch

For decades, Memorial Day has long been a solemn occasion. Besides reflecting on those brave souls whose lives were lost in service to their country, the holiday has also signaled the beginning of swimsuit season and with it the sobering

Vintage Warners Girdle ad 1955

A Girl and Her Girdle Pt II

I figured out very early on that every female had a figure flaw. But luckily when it came to figure problems a slew of manufacturers had it all figured out. A good girdle was a must have for every mid-century

Vintage Warners Girdle ad 1955

A Girl and Her Girdle Pt II

I figured out very early on that every female had a figure flaw. But luckily when it came to figure problems a slew of manufacturers had it all figured out. A good girdle was a must have for every mid-century

vintage illustration girl eating bread

Dubious Diets- The Bread Diet

  Dubious diets are as American as…well…. all-you-can-eat apple pie. Relying on fad diets to shed a few pounds has been handed down from gullible generation to gullible generation willing to swallow anything promising a trim figure. In 1938 The

vintage illustration girl eating bread

Dubious Diets- The Bread Diet

  Dubious diets are as American as…well…. all-you-can-eat apple pie. Relying on fad diets to shed a few pounds has been handed down from gullible generation to gullible generation willing to swallow anything promising a trim figure. In 1938 The

vintage illustration woman and dieting 1950s

Betty Drapers Diet Tips

There came a time in every Cold War housewife’s life when the safety of the containment policy offered by a good girdle simply wasn’t enough to keep those pesky curves in line. Comely Betty Draper the once enviably svelte housewife

vintage illustration woman and dieting 1950s

Betty Drapers Diet Tips

There came a time in every Cold War housewife’s life when the safety of the containment policy offered by a good girdle simply wasn’t enough to keep those pesky curves in line. Comely Betty Draper the once enviably svelte housewife

How to Gain More Weight

Americans have long had an ideal body type when it comes to women, but the shape itself has gone back to the drawing board every few years altering dramatically. Go Figure Don’t You Want a Body You Won’t be Ashamed

How to Gain More Weight

Americans have long had an ideal body type when it comes to women, but the shape itself has gone back to the drawing board every few years altering dramatically. Go Figure Don’t You Want a Body You Won’t be Ashamed