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Archive for July, 2006

Big Fat Carnival Reminder

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Debbie says: Just reminding you all that on August 8, we will be hosting the fourth Big Fat Carnival here on Body Impolitic. As any responsible carnival hosts would, we will cover the whole territory. At the same time, we’d very much like to focus on posts that are not only size-positive, but size-celebratory. So […]

BlogHer Give-Aways and Take-Away Messages

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Here we are at BlogHer ’06, surrounded by beautiful, passionate women. What could be better? We got here too late for the morning sessions, but we seriously enjoyed the lunch keynote by the women who founded Flickr and BlogHer. The rest of the sessions look exciting enough that we are trying to decide how to […]

Monstrous House

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Lisa Hirsch drops in with a review of (part of) Monster House. My partner and I walked out of the new animated kids’ movie Monster House the other day. For one thing, the film is boring and badly paced – a shame, because a monstrous house could be truly scary, or funny-scary, in a good […]

At Home and Abroad

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Debbie says: One of the best links we’ve found recently came from our own comments section. Jacqueline Keeler of Tiyospaye Now commented on Lynne Murray’s recent post here on Cecelia Fire Thunder, referring us to her own illuminating post on the topic: Because each generation must find their own way. Their own traditions that work […]

Disability Images Are Rarely About Disability

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Kestrell not only pointed this out to us, she was kind enough to guest-blog it: The title of the post is my thesis in a nutshell, but I want to go on record as stating I did not pay anyone to create this image which so perfectly illustrates my point. For those of you who […]

Links of All Varieties

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: Badgerbag contributes these two related and contrasting links on how women feel about their post-pregnancy bodies: Joy Unexpected is a woman desperately struggling with her stretch marks and her self-image, unable to hear her husband’s (or anyone’s) reassurance. The Shape of a Mother gave Joy Unexpected the courage to post pictures […]

Fire Thunder in South Dakota

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Lynne Murray says: If you remember, Cecelia Fire Thunder, the President of the Oglala Sioux Nation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota responded to the state’s highly restrictive abortion ban by vowing to set up a Planned Parenthood center in South Dakota on the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation. A friend of mine sent a donation […]

Body Impolitic Hosts the Big FatCarnival

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Debbie says: On August 8, we will be hosting the fourth Big Fat Carnival here on Body Impolitic, and we’re excited about it. The first three have been excellent, and we’re in good company. Let us know what you’ve been writing or reading about fat. You can submit posts by going to this link or […]

How To Look Good Naked

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie, blogging together again, say: At first glance, How To Look Good Naked sounds like the best thing to hit reality TV since … well, since the invention of reality TV. Look what they say about themselves: Welcome to the new fashion series that shows women of all shapes and sizes how to […]

Sisters Under the Skin

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Debbie says: I’m a body image activist. I’ve read a lot about anorexia, talked a lot about anorexia, listened to a lot of recovering anorexics. I thought I knew how I felt. But now that I’ve met an anorexic teen, spent time with her, watched how the adults around her deal with her, I understand […]