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Archive for June, 2007

Too Ugly for the New York Times?

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Laurie says: I’m leaving for a show tomorrow and Debbie’s coming back from Europe the day after. Hopefully she had a marvelous time. So, now she will be blogging alone for a bit. Stef ( sent this article to me. I read it and became indignant in really complex ways. If I wasn’t leaving I’d […]

Fat, Doctors, Bingo:Lots of Links

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Lynne Murray says: Haiku…Gesundheit! Bigotry drowns the cup of time. New voices rise, birds sing at dawn. Hope. Okay that’s my half-baked haiku about fat acceptance. When Laurie asked me to guest blog I took a moment from my crisis du jour and ran my sieve-like brain through the net to come up with some […]

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Wife’s Therapist

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Laurie says: I was really charmed by this poem by Sandra Kasturi. I don’t think that this is really “body image in the broadest sense,” but that’s OK. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Wife’s Therapist She tells me she’s happy now. They’ve reconciled. He spends most evenings at home and they’ve started to try to make babies: he […]

Blogher and Body Image

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Laurie says: I’m going to be at “BlogHer ’07”(7/27-7/28), the national women’s blogger’s conference, on the “Our Bodies, Our Blogs” panel. Debbie and I went to BlogHer last year and really loved the conference, but we had some serious issues with “fat negative” items in the gift bags. So, we were really delighted when BlogHer […]

Sex and Virginity: Two Book Reviews

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Laurie says: Heather Corinna has written a remarkably good book on sex for teens: S.E.X., The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College. To quote the cover “In S.E.X. you get answers to everything you were afraid, embarrassed, or didn’t know to ask.” To randomly list some topics: “The Old […]

Tee Corinne Exhibit in San Francisco

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Laurie says: Debbie is in Europe for two weeks travelling and visiting her brother in Sweden, so I’ll be blogging by myself for a while. I’m getting ready for a summer of travel, including (July 26 -28), the first exhibition of my completed Women of Japan project at Nippon 2007 (The World Science Fiction Convention) […]

Beth Ditto, Cover Girl

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Apparently, there’s been a good deal of controversy over Beth Ditto‘s appearance nude on the cover of NME. Ditto is the lead singer for the successful rock band “Gossip,” and is well-known as a fat activist as well as a singer. Both of us had an initially positive reaction to the […]

The Perfect Lower Lips

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Jezebel offers a short, sweet, and pointed piece (part of a terrific series) on the trend toward vaginoplasty and labiaplasty in contemporary plastic surgery. “… the aim is to surgically ‘correct’ womens’ labia to look one specific way. But, like, if ‘designer vaginas’ all look the same, doesn’t that make them […]

Neuroscience Predicts When Women Will Say Yes

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Back in October, we made fun of a junk science study done in the departments of behavioral communications and psychology at UCLA, with thirty subjects and forty-two researchers, coming to the drastically exciting conclusion that ovulating women are more likely to dress to attract men then women in other stages of […]

The Same Woman in Art

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie (together again for a short time) say: Our blogrolls and email boxes are buzzing with this YouTube video, 500 years of women in Western art: People seem to love it. You can describe both of us as underwhelmed. The film-maker did a great job at two things: his (presumably “his,” the nickname […]