When we get to the checkout line at the grocery store, we try to avert our eyes from the health and fitness magazines that promise the secret to “melt belly fat fast!” or tricks to get a “high, tight” butt. The editor-in-chief of Women’s Health just took a major step to stop body shaming byeliminating the phrases “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” from the magazine’s cover for the foreseeable future.
The move comes after readers were polled about terms they wanted the magazine to stop using. We’re stoked that more and more people are championing body positivity—and so happy Women’s Health listened—but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The December cover has plenty of other phrases (“3-minute fat blasters” and “go to bed 35, wake up 25”) to make us feel not so great about the skin we’re in. Check out the full post from Women’s Health here.