Hey Jezebel, Please Stop Thinking it's 'Racism'!

This isn’t going to be a long post, but I’ve had it up to HERE with Jezebel and their thinking that any form of skin lightening is “racist.”   They did it again on Tuesday with this post.   They don’t seem to “get” that in some cultures, light skin has been a beauty standard for centuries […]

From Shorty Stories: A Challenge to the Fashion Industry

Actually, this is a follow-up video to one I created three years ago which challenged mainstream fashion media to use non-traditional designers and models more often.  It’s sad that so little has been done, no? Here’s the new video: The original video is here:   Note: A version of this article was posted in Shorty […]

AAA Cup Bras are a Wonderful Thing

Cynthia Cheng Lula Lu Lingerie has launched AAA cup bras, coming in 32, 34 and 36 band sizes.  Though this is good news for very tiny women, the launch has caused a bit of controversy over at Jezebel, a blog which targets young women.  The original poster, Tracie, questioned the need for these bras and […]

LOFT Responds by using 'Real People' Models

Recently, LOFT posted pictures of staff wearing the same style of cargo pants on Facebook.  The “models” varied in size, ranging from 5’3″ to 5’10” and sizes 2 to 12.  This caused a burst of comments on their Facebook page and in the general blogsphere, and were both positive and negative.  There were those who […]

Love You Jez, But You Don't Always 'Get It' Re: Diversity

Cynthia Cheng I’m a regular reader of Jezebel.  I love commenting on celebrities as well as controversial issues, but sometimes, I feel that the typical reader there doesn’t quite “get it.”  Or at least, they don’t “get” me.  Especially when it comes to ethnicity.  Like most American-based message boards, race and ethnicity usually means black […]

Petite-Related Websites Growing, But Not Fast Enough

Cynthia Cheng In 2002, I started an unsuccessful message board where women lacking height can discuss their issues.  Because of its name, it was soon inundated with inappropriate spam posts, prompting me to close the site.  A few years later, I launched Shorty Stories.   Things have changed since then.  Slowly, but surely, new sites have […]

Cynthia on Graduation Traditions

There was a post on Wednesday’s Jezebel about a young woman at a school in South Carolina who wanted to be different.  At her school, all girls are required to wear skirts or dresses underneath their gowns for commencement.  Instead, this young woman wanted to wear pants (which she also did to her prom)  The […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: There are Gossip Sites and Then There's Jezebel.com

OK, I admit it. I read gossip sites. But not all gossip sites are created equal. For example, I don’t read Perez all that often. Actually, I rarely read his site. I just don’t find it all that appealing. Rude, in fact. However, the one site I frequent the most is Jezebel.com. This site, which […]