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resistance: real women in H&M video

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celebrate: Lea Salonga!

One of the few celebrities who continues to keep her voice — and her balls — no matter the trappings of Pinoy mainstream showbusiness. Always refreshing, always always a welcome display of pop feminism.

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celebrate: Emma Thompson fights against body shaming

So in 2008, Miramax asked actress Haley Atwell to lose weight for a movie she was doing with Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited. Thompson would have none of it. Atwell narrates:

“I went round to Emma’s one night and she was getting very angry that I wasn’t eating all the food she was giving me. I told her why and she hit the roof.”

Thompson called Miramax and threatened to resign from the film if the weight-loss requirement was not removed for Atwell.

Miramax had no choice but to concede to Thompson.

Reminds you that sometimes what we all need — in any industry — is a big sister who can take a stand for us.

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Information from here, and here, and here.

wisdom: wear what you want

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via Positive Body Image Inspiration.

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