The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: Men need more space in the body positivity movement

COLUMN: Men need more space in the body positivity movement

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist October 31, 2021

For years, the body positivity movement has put women at the forefront, focusing on providing representation in the mainstream media of women of all sizes. Though the body positivity movement still...

COLUMN: Body positivity starts from body neutrality

COLUMN: Body positivity starts from body neutrality

Elise Keane, Columnist October 6, 2021

I have always had an interesting relationship with my body. Starting at a young age I knew that there was something different about the way that I viewed my body compared to others. It wasn’t until I...

Carole Collins Ayanlaja (left), an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, comforts Mindy Houser (right), a Mattoon resident and business owner of Sharp Iron Athletics, as they discussed their experiences with sexual assault and the impacts it had on their body images. Houser said how her body looked and what she wore began to enter the dialogue for her and impacted decisions she made later. In celebration of my sister here, Im going to say something, Ayanlaja said. When you shared about the elevator incident and was it your body, it wasnt your body. Alright? We will not accept women being told that you wore the wrong outfit.

RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter February 24, 2020

Making Excellence Inclusive hosted the third RISE Chat of the academic year Monday, this time to discuss how body discrimination has affected the workplace and society. The event featured short videos...

Lots of ‘plus-size-friendly’ clothing companies need to wake up

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2019

On one hand, marketing and advertising for plus-size people has seen what I consider to be a positive upswing in recent years. Since my senior year in high school about four years ago, the amount of...

Be respectful to those trying to make a difference

Abigail Carlin, Columnist February 21, 2018

This week, in an effort to support our friends in the Vagina Monologue Show, EIU FEM has been asked to sell Vagina Pops. Both the cast of the Vagina Monologues and EIU FEM have worked to dismantle stigmas...

Save your shaming for someone who cares

Abbey Whittington, Columnist February 18, 2018

Self-love has become a challenge for "fat people," and this is just one subculture of many people who are seen as ugly for not following beauty standards that are already nearly impossible to follow. A...

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