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Archive for July, 2007

An Open Letter to Intel

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Debbie says: It isn’t often that I feel that my skills at cutting sarcasm aren’t up to the job, but this is one such situation. This letter has been sent directly to Intel at their “ask a company question” site. I encourage you to send your own. I’ve included the offending ad in this post, […]

Advertising the Battle of the Sexes

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Debbie says: We won’t discuss the long blog post that I wrote 90% of and then accidentally deleted on Thursday night. Fortunately, Peggy Elam has written a superb post on the subject I had in mind. Here’s a taste: … the research was consistently reported as indicating that the body mass index of “friends” (no […]

Our Bodies, Our Blogs

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Laurie says: I’m here at BlogHer and it’s once again being wonderful. I’ve met bloggers from Israel,Germany and England, in addition to seeing people from my home neighborhood who I don’t get to see enough, like Sarah Dopp and Liz Henry. The conference is on the Navy Pier, which means that I get intermittent views […]

Off to BlogHer!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Laurie Says: I’m off to BlogHer tomorrow. Really looking forward to the “Our Bodies, Our Blogs” panel. I’ll be blogging about the panel and the conference from there. For folks who are involved in Second Life, the conference will be there as well. And I’m going to back to Japan. I’ll be in Japan for […]

The Politics of Hypersimplification

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Ampersand, one of our favorite bloggers, is also an excellent cartoonist, and has taken to putting his cartoons on his blog. As if the cartoon wasn’t enough, the 80+ comments in the comment thread are brilliantly representative of how people respond to the issue of gender essentialism, . We’ve been thinking […]

Body Morphology Project

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: RW made a great comment to our recent post on The Adipositivity Project: Women (men to a lesser extent) see (in daily life) lots of images of bodies of a certain shape and age, presented in only very selected poses. This leads lots of people (particularly women) to feel like their […]

Circumcision: Much Ado About Foreskins

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve been meaning to blog about circumcision for some time; we were sure the right hook would come along. We weren’t expecting a literal hook. (Link shows pictures of cut and uncut dicks.) But wait! There’s more! Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, in a review of The Book of the Penis by […]

More Fat-Positive Photography

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Debbie says: What a delight to find a “new” photographer taking beautiful pictures of fat bodies. Substantia Jones is apparently a well-established photographer under another name. Her “Adipositivity” Project “aims to promote size acceptance, not by listing the merits of big people, or detailing examples of excellence (these things are easily seen all around us), […]

Fat Heart-Attack Patients Live Longer

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say Sadly enough, we feel like we can almost predict exactly how stories like this will be written. 1) A major study (16,000 people over 37 countries) shows a health, or a survival, or a quality of life benefit from being fat. In this case, they found that one year after a […]

BlogHer Body Image Conversation (cont.)

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Laurie says: I’m back and more or less recovered from my show. It included some really good conversations about Women of Japan and some exciting jewelry commissions. I’ll be posting some new Women of Japan images later this week. Before I left, we had our panelists’ phone conference. It made me particularly appreciative of Lainad’s […]