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Geena Davis Fights For Women In Hollywood

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Geena Davis is using her celebrity status to lobby for a bill that will help to improve the image of women.

Joining Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Geena introduced the bill:

"I am proud to join with Sen. Hagan and Rep. Baldwin to promote gender equality and positive portrayals of women and girls in the media. What children see affects their attitudes toward male and female roles and impacts the value they place on girls and women in society. The Healthy Media for Youth Act will help ensure we are creating a positive media environment for all our children."

If it passes, the legislation would provide money to support and encourage youth empowerment groups in media literacy programs and fund research on how those images affect youth.

Geena says that time and time again, there have been negative and stereotypical images of women depicted in Hollywood. She adds, "When there is a woman working in as a writer or producer in a film, there is a greater chance that the film will include more positive images of women and girls."

Preach it, sistah! Such an important cause that is often overlooked by the media. We stand by you 100%, Geena.

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Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her Father, Claims Brothers Verbally Abusive

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Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her Father

Janet Jackson has had a tumultuous life — she has severe body issues ands a very distant father.

Said Jackson about her poor body image:

"I would literally bang my head up against the wall because I didn't feel attractive.There was a lot of pain in my life. But I did. I felt very unattractive."

She continued:

"I still have issues with it. I don't bang my head up against the wall, but I still have those moments. And I think it'll probably continue but at least I know how to deal with it now. And I'm in a much better space."

To make it worse, Michael Jackson and her brotehrs used to call her names like “Horse, pig, cow, slaughter-hog." Janet’s father was emotionally distant from her, telling her to call him Joseph instead of dad.

Growing up in any household where there’s a family band is going to mess with you a little — we’re glad she made it out alright!!

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Ginnifer Goodwin: ‘Sometimes I Tell Myself I’m Too Skinny’

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Ginnifer Goodwin: ‘Sometimes I Tell Myself I’m Too Skinny’

Ginnifer Goodwin’s life has been one big anxiety attack about her weight.

She started dieting at age nine, and recently admitted that she sometimes feels she’s too skinny.

Said Ginnifer:

“Even at my crazy skinniest, where I've looked at myself and been like: ‘Ginny, you're too skinny’, those are still there. And I think it might be…permanent?”

Ginnifer says that she’s always had problems with her thighs, and that she thinks it was figure skating as a child that gave her “muscular” legs:

“Part of it might be that when I was younger I was a figure skater, and a ballerina and a horseback rider. And there's something about figure-skating jumps - your thighs get very muscular.”

She also says that she’s not always super skinny and can over-indulge at times:

“I can be indulgent for six months and put on some weight, but I still never actually get to the point of being unhappy and self-destructive….I’ve never had a dramatic weight problem, it’s just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back on track so I can button my pants.”

Everyone struggles with self-image issues, but you have to be able to accept your body for what it is and not let it control your life! Work towards your fitness goals, but don’t become overly obsessive about it!

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Margaret Cho Talks About Body Issues On Dancing With The Stars

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Margaret Cho Talks About Body Issues On Dancing With The Stars

Even though Margaret Cho was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars, she took some valuable lessons about body-image issues away from the experience.

She wrote on her blog:

“One thing I learned about myself on “Dancing with the Stars” is how startlingly insecure I am about my body. I am thin enough, I suppose, but I know I am not as healthy as I can be. I felt clumsy and awkward among the svelte, swanlike figures of Jennifer and Brandi and Audrina – I am not ‘in’ my body as they seem to be, and my dancing was heavily influenced by that.”

Cho struggled with dancing on stage due to her self-image issues:

“What sucks is I danced beautifully in rehearsals whenever my wonderful partner Louis and I were alone, but this was completely frustrating because when we would get out on the ballroom floor I couldn’t replicate it because I felt so weird about the way I looked. This hit me as so strange because I thought I had left all these physical insecurities and self doubt behind, but what truly happened was I was just in denial about how much self hatred I had left in me.”

Despite all of her problems on the show, Margaret has learned a lot and improved her life because of the experience:

“I will be back in the audience next week to cheer on the stars and their pro dancers, feeling radiant and confident and happy, knowing I will dance again another day. And though it was hard, I have fond memories of dancing on that floor. Although it unearthed a world of pain I didn’t even know existed, there were moments where I have never felt so beautiful (especially in the gay pride rainbow flag dress).”

We love it! You’re beautiful, Margaret! Keep doing what you do!

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