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4.17.19

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.

7.1.18

We Asked Men What Plastic Surgery They Would Get

"My girlfriend always says, 'Your neck is quite fatty,' so it always make me think about it."

5.18.16

Your Sculpted Pecs Are Worthless

An investigation into the disappointing reality behind the "facade bod."

12.2.15

Living and Dealing with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

These two women have found an effective way to treat their BDD through art.

9.2.15

Michael Deals with a Difficult Spot in Today's Comic

Hey, what if pimples had faces that expressed pain when you squeezed them? Wouldn't that be messed up? Anyway here's a comic about that.

8.12.15

Australian Doctors Have New Guidelines for Handling Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery Requests

They're a response to a growing number of Australian women wanting to change the structure and appearance of their healthy vaginas.

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6.15.15

I’m Proud of Being Trans, and I Don’t Care About Passing

A few months ago, sitting on a tram at lunchtime, I noticed a young girl staring at me with her mouth wide open. Staring back I thought: There's nothing like the puzzled look of a child on public transport to tell you you're not passing.

3.25.15

Transgender Men and Women Discuss the Politics of 'Passing'

We talked with members of the trans community in the UK about the pressure of hiding the fact that they're transgender in order to protect their own safety, while also acknowledging the need for greater trans visibility.

12.9.14

Why It's So Hard to Talk About Male Anorexia

I was a teenage boy who thought anorexia was a "girl's problem." I was wrong.

7.15.14

This Subreditt Tells You Exactly How Ugly You Are

Which, depending on who you are, can either be helpful or not very nice at all.