Judy McGuire reports on “fatshion,” a popular community on Tumblr where plus-size bloggers post pictures of themselves as a way of celebrating their size. Here’s how it starts:
Short of having a bucket of blood dumped over your head at prom, few things compare to the humiliation of being the only customer browsing the racks of an overpriced East Village lingerie store and hearing the painfully chic saleswoman—who’d only begrudgingly buzzed you in the first place—loudly proclaim, “I wish people would realize we don’t stock sizes larger than a medium.”
[Photo via Fatshion Daily]
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Come Internet with us!
ADDICTED TO INTERNETS, Y’ALL!
(But srsly, think this whole thing is making us a little nutso? That’s our cover this week: How ‘connection addiction’ is re-wiring our brains.)
Questions about the Internet’s deleterious effects on the mind are at least as old as hyperlinks. But even among Web skeptics, the idea that a new technology might influence how we think and feel—let alone contribute to a great American crack-up—was considered silly and naive, like waving a cane at electric light or blaming the television for kids these days. Instead, the Internet was seen as just another medium, a delivery system, not a diabolical machine. It made people happier and more productive. And where was the proof otherwise?
Now, however, the proof is starting to pile up. The first good, peer-reviewed research is emerging, and the picture is much gloomier than the trumpet blasts of Web utopians have allowed. The current incarnation of the Internet—portable, social, accelerated, and all-pervasive—may be making us not just dumber or lonelier but more depressed and anxious, prone to obsessive-compulsive and attention-deficit disorders, even outright psychotic. Our digitized minds can scan like those of drug addicts, and normal people are breaking down in sad and seemingly new ways.
Want more? Read: Is the Web Driving Us Mad?
Seventeen Magazine’s Pledge to Girls
(via The New York Times)
Seventeen magazine, which in recent months has been inundated by pleas from teenage girls to publish photographs of models that don’t look touched up, said on Tuesday that it would be more transparent about its photo shoots and promised to “celebrate every kind of beauty.”
Ann Shoket, the magazine’s editor in chief, wrote in the editor’s letter in the August issue that the magazine had drafted what it called a Body Peace Treaty, after she heard from girls “who were concerned that we’d strayed from our promise to show real girls as they really are.”
They have also announced in the spirit of transparency to start publishing candid behind the scenes images from the magazine’s photo shoot on their Tumblr.
It is a good day when one teenager can affect positive change on a large media company.
For more on airbrushing check outNewsweek’s Interactive Unattainable Beauty
Good for them! Will be watching their Tumblr.
PICTURE DEPT is a new venue for photography presented by the award-winning Newsweek & The Daily Beast photo teams. As photo sharing has exploded online with services like Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and others, there has never been more content available for viewing. But as more great, new photography venues are created, it is increasingly hard to keep up with the seemingly endless stream—and to find the very best of what’s out there. PICTURE DEPT is designed to both filter and condense this information into a single resource. The site includes curated photo features and recommendations of the best of what is happening in photography—not just from Newsweek & The Daily Beast but also from Tumblr, around the Web, and the world beyond the computer screen.
About the name:
When we decided to create a photo Tumblr, we turned to the amazing Newsweek archives for inspiration, and there we discovered a battered metal box that contained hundreds of faded yellow 4 x 6 note cards. On each card was the date of an issue of the magazine and the complete listing of its photo spreads. And they were all titled “PICTURE DEPT”, the original moniker of the photo department. The cards ranged in date from the 1930’s - 1970’s and reminded us of the amazing legacy of the magazine. So we decided to resurrect Picture Dept for the 21st century.
Guys! Our friends in Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s photo department have been hard at work brainstorming, and then designing, the latest addition to the nwktumblr family: Picture Dept!
It just launched today. We’re super excited for them.
If you like photography, photojournalism, taking pictures, or just find yourself curious what it’s like to work in the photo department at an international media company, follow their tumblr. It’s beautiful.
As for what’s in store, they plan on posting original photography, photos that run in the magazine and on the site, photos that don’t make it, and the best photos they find around the web and on tumblr.
Congrats and welcome to tumblr!
Hurray! And don’t forget to check out the awesome theme with slideshow galleries!