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.
Social media can have a damaging effect on body image, but the way to protect against that is learning how to view images critically.
The proliferation of mass media has helped to create a standardisation of beauty ideals, making them harder to cope with. But there are encouraging signs that things could change.
Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
Research suggests that those struggling with negative feelings about their bodies should spend more time in the great outdoors.
How learning languages and travelling abroad can help you have a better relationship with your body.
The 'fitspo' movement may be aiming to promote a healthier body image for women, but in truth it's just another narrow set of ideals about what women should look like.
Women are no longer eating for two – or one, for that matter.
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority and coming up short where coming up matters most...
This plastic matters: girls as young as three-and-a-half associate thin dolls with being smart and heavy dolls with being sad.
A 2011 British survey found 12% of women would give up two to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight. So what makes an ideal body, and why do we want one so badly?