About Wendy Shanker

Wendy Shanker is the author of The Fat Girl's Guide to Life. Her work has appeared in mags like Glamour, Grace, Self, Shape, Us Weekly, Cosmpolitan, Marie-Claire, Seventeen, Bust, and Bitch, as well as in anthologies such as Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image and The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt. Her website is www.wendyshanker.com.

“You Might Be A Woman If…. You’re Voting For Obama!”

By March 25, 2008

From: Wendy Shanker To: Courtney E. Martin; Tedra Osell An unexpected shift occurred after the last big primary night, when Hillary took Ohio, Texas and one of those little states, too: we got bored. Exhausted. Kind of over it. If … Read More

A Realist Among Dreamers Is Exactly What We Need

By March 20, 2008

From: Wendy Shanker To: Courtney E. Martin; Tedra Osell I’m fascinated by Courtney and Tedra’s POVs. How delightful it is to debate and think and posit without being right or wrong! For months now we’ve been watching these presidential debates … Read More

Voting For Hillary “Because I Want The Girl To Win.”

By March 17, 2008

From: Wendy Shanker To: Courtney E. Martin; Tedra Osell I’m an Entertainment Tonight feminist. I’m a read-the-arts-section-first feminist. I’m an “I-LIKED-Jennifer-Garner’s-hair-at-the-Oscars” feminist. It doesn’t mean I’m foolish or uninformed; it’s just that much of my feminist sensibility is shaped by … Read More