'I Don't Want to Get Thin,' singer Sophie Tucker proclaimed – an attitude that was decades ahead of its time.
The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
We found that over 12 years, women who had an unhealthy weight and had yo-yoed didn't gain more weight than women who had never yo-yoed.
People with facial difference often develop strategies for smoothing over social awkwardness, such as ways of introducing the issue into conversation early or using humour to deflect attention.
Male makeup is set to be the next big beauty trend, but what impact will this have on men's self-esteem?
Western societies are obsessed with body image – and it's stopping self-improvement.
The 'bikini bridge' may have been a hoax, but its damage to women's body image was real, demonstrating yet again the disturbing set of pressures social media places on young women.,
With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, come questions about his impact on sexual culture: Did his empire broaden the sexual landscape or did it usher in a pitiful era of objectification of women?
Banning retouched images of models is a step forward, but the fashion industry's attitude to beauty needs to change.
But you wouldn't know it to look at a newspaper.
Are dating apps destroying men's self-esteem?
If female mannequins were alive, they would be dangerously underweight.
A complex issue requires sensitive techniques.
Unlike Beyoncé, a group of Australian women documenting their own pregnancies captured mundane images of track pants, barren wardrobes and self-portraits in a bathroom mirror.
Images of attractive celebrities, friends and acquaintances on social media affect women's body image and mood, new research shows. But what can we do about it?
Nakedness has long been employed as a gesture of defiance, highlighting the plight of the oppressed.
But glossy pages filled with non-models may be a step in the right direction.
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler told Q&A that eating disorders "are the mental illness type which has the highest mortality rate". We check the research.
Women’s privates have moved to the front and centre of popular entertainment. And they're not always pretty.
The young adult novel "Eleanor & Park" is a frequent target for book challengers. But swears and sex aside, there's something deeply subversive – and important – about this controversial book.