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Archive for August, 2006

Imaginary Solutions for Imaginary Fat Girls

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Lynne Murray writes: I started out to write about how we have this “let’s fix it” mentality around real health issues and I went looking for a great country western song, “The Talkin’ Song Repair Blues” by Alan Jackson. But I got sidetracked on Amazon (which now sells cosmetics? Don’t get me started!) when I […]

In Memoriam: Tee Corinne

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Debbie says: Readers of this weblog know that Tee Corinne was a close personal friend of Laurie’s and a much-admired acquaintance of mine. She died Sunday, August 27, 2006. Details are here. Very few women of our times, or any times, have done more for women’s appreciation of our bodies than Tee. Others are writing […]

By the Quality of Our Insults, They Shall Know Us

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Debbie says Ann Coulter, enraged right-wing demagogue, is an easy target, as are Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage, enraged right-wing demagogues. They all trade in saying outrageous, infuriating, and intolerable things, and then basking in the outraged, infuriated, and often intolerant responses. However, because Coulter is female, she gets a whole different range of responses […]

100% Pure Transphobia

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Debbie says: Michelle Dumaresq has won the Canadian mountain biking championships three years in a row. This year, she finished one second ahead of Danika Schroeter, so she won the gold medal and Schroeter won the silver medal. But you can’t see Schroeter’s medal in the winners’ picture … because she covered it by a […]

Link Time!

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Debbie says: Laurie is away from the blog for two weeks, and my first task is to catch up on a handful of neat things we’ve discovered in the past few weeks that speak for themselves. So feast your eyes and fingertips: Not relevant to anything, but interesting to me, is this story of two […]

Amazing Body

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Jen is our newest guestblogger: I have an amazing body. Right now, in this moment, I know that to be true. As a mother, I have watched and felt and seen my body move through the magical path of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. My arms and breast, touch and kisses can make everything better for […]

Conversation with the Comments

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: Our recent post on Social Phobia and Social Oppression started a thoughtful conversation in the comments section. Lynne Murray points to Josh Kornbluth’s Red Diaper Baby (“His reaction was to get to kindergarten and try to organize his fellow oppressed kids”) and goes on to make the excellent point that “any […]

Happiness, Music and Marchers on Market Street

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Laurie says: Friday, I was taking the BART from the Mission to downtown Market Street in San Francisco. In the downtown station, I heard a really good jazz trumpeter, and that music got me thinking about the small things (like that) that make me happy. I came up from the station onto Market Street and […]

Social Phobia and Social Oppression

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: This anonymous article is by a very brave man (apparently a man) who has had a very hard time which he attributes to growing up with naturist parents. As a family, we went on naturist holidays from the earliest age, sharing a beach with hundreds of people from across Europe in […]

The Big Fat Carnival Comes to Body Impolitic

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

It’s the Big Fat Carnival!! No. 4 to be precise. We are so proud to be hosting this carnival, which was created by our favorite ringmaster, Ampersand. Our theme is fat celebration! Acceptance is perfectly well and good, but celebration is what we all need. Let’s start by visiting not a blog post but an […]