body shaming

Is Skinnypigs Fitness Empowering or Demeaning Women?

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss — At the beginning of the week, you probably hadn’t heard of Newcastle-based women’s fitness company, Skinnypigs Fitness. Thanks to a questionable banner and subsequent backlash on Twitter, however, that may now have changed. Earlier this week, an image of the fitness company’s banner circulated …

Body Shaming, Also for Kids: on Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs

Due to be released in 2018, the Snow White ‘parody’ film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs has already begun to draw attention–and not as a fun new take on a classic fairytale. Turns out it’s the kind of narrative that makes you want to walk into the studio, fall to …