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Archive for November, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: Welcome to our annual “take advantage of the American Thanksgiving holiday to list some things in the world to be thankful for” post. This year it’s a lot easier than last year! For those of you who’ve tuned in in the last year, because of our commitment to social change we […]

Nudes for the Holidays

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: Readers of the blog have probably noticed the holiday ad on the right on the main blog page. Many of you know Laurie’s photography (and Debbie’s text), but others may not be so familiar with what we were doing before we started Body Impolitic. Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes […]

My Lube Is Mine, and Your Lube Is, Well, Diet Sweetener

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Debbie says: No, really. These are not only real products, these are (two) real TV commercials. Interestingly enough, however, this combination product is not on KY’s website. Maybe it’s new? You can buy it at, and as far as I can tell, it is only sold in a two-pack. (Yes, I know. More on […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve had this post in mind for a few days, but we wanted to hold it for today in sad commemoration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year, Duanna Johnson and those who knew her are in our hearts. For those not following the story, Johnson was murdered in Memphis […]

Cid Pearlman/California Touring Project Dance in LA

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Laurie says: Cid Pearlman’s dance work “Fire Sale” will be in the Los Angeles premiere  of the California Touring Project this weekend. As many of you know, Cid is my daughter. I was struggling to describe her work and realized that this quote from California Dance Network does it better. With a movement vocabulary that shifts between a […]

Unexplored Territory: Body Language and Gesture

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: Debbie went today to a dance performance by Nina Haft and Company (along with Pappas and Dancers, and the Al-Juthoor Palestinian Dabkeh Dance Troupe). The whole performance was excellent, but what caught Debbie’s imagination was a Nina Haft piece called “36 Jewish Gestures.” (Among other things, this piece is a comment […]

Tee Corinne Exhibition/Celebration

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Laurie says: I’m thrilled that there is a Tee Corinne Exhibition/Celebration at the University of Oregon Libraries in Eugene. As readers know, Tee was along time close friend with whom I worked closely on her exhibition and art in the months before she died. I miss her a lot. WomanLove: The Life, Art, and Legacy […]

Anime and Sexism: No Justification for Racism

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: Debbie found this post from Feministing showcased on an anti-racist mailing list that she reads. The video shows violence against an animated young-looking female character. Laurie asked Motomi Rudolph for a translation: The Chinese characters say, “The first in the world, Electric brain, 120% Sensitivity.” The movie opens with an introduction. […]

Variety Is the Spice of Labia

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Debbie says: It’s been a while since I’ve checked in to Scarleteen, the fabulous “sex education for the real world” website, so it’s no surprise that the first article on their front page today is (as Laurie would say) inutterably fabulous. (The article is unsigned, so may or may not be written by Heather Corinna, […]

Dance At Large

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Laurie says: Big Moves concerts are always fabulous! Don’t miss this one if you’re in the Bay Area. “Some dancers just do it bigger. Dance At Large, Big Moves Bay Area’s all new dance spectacular, celebrates this not-so-small fact in style with plenty of big dance from big dancers who aren’t afraid to show you […]