1. nprglobalhealth:

Like any piece of clothing, the hijab isn’t one size fits all.
Women around the world choose to wear — or not to wear — a headscarf or veil for many reasons.
A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So Swami and one of his graduate students looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
Read more: Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women’s Body Image
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    nprglobalhealth:

    Like any piece of clothing, the hijab isn’t one size fits all.

    Women around the world choose to wear — or not to wear — a headscarf or veil for many reasons.

    A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So Swami and one of his graduate students looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

    Read more: Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women’s Body Image

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  1. The focus on this first lady’s posterior has historical antecedents. It reaches back to the imagery of Hottentot Venus, a woman from what is now South Africa whose naked body and pronounced posterior were paraded in shows throughout 19th-century Europe. On to the selling and trading of black women’s bodies through slavery. In modern times, black women’s figures continue to be up for public discussion in ways that are celebratory (see: “Brick House” by The Commodores) and insulting.

    — Michelle Obama’s posterior again the subject of a public rant - The Washington Post

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  1. The poll found that although black women are heavier than their white counterparts, they report having appreciably higher levels of self-esteem. Although 41 percent of average-sized or thin white women report having high self-esteem, that figure was 66 percent among black women considered by government standards to be overweight or obese. (via Black women heavier and happier with their bodies than white women, poll finds - The Washington Post)
Photo credit: Marvin Joseph / Washington Post View in High-Res

    The poll found that although black women are heavier than their white counterparts, they report having appreciably higher levels of self-esteem. Although 41 percent of average-sized or thin white women report having high self-esteem, that figure was 66 percent among black women considered by government standards to be overweight or obese. (via Black women heavier and happier with their bodies than white women, poll finds - The Washington Post)

    Photo credit: Marvin Joseph / Washington Post

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