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Archive for December, 2008

Nudes for the New Year

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Laurie says: Just a quick note to remind folks that the final day of the Holiday Sale for Women En Large:Images of Fat Nudes and Familiar Men:A Book of Nudes is New Years Day.  I like the idea of “nudes for the new year”. Thanks again to everyone who has ordered the book.  The number […]

Body Impolitic’s 2008 Guide to Sane Holidays

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: If you love the holidays, love your family, and are looking forward to the next ten days, you don’t need this list. If you’re still reading: 1) To the extent possible, do as much or as little holiday stuff as you want; it’s supposed to a celebration, not an obligation. 2) […]

Writing about Women of Japan

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Laurie says: Debbie, Mika Kobayashi and I (with help and advice from Rebecca Jennison at Kyoto Seika University) are writing an article on body image in Japan and the United States for the online academic journal, Asia-Pacific Journal:Japan Focus.  The article will include both text and images.  The images will be photographs from all three of […]

Not Really About Bettie Page

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: If you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you might have missed the fact that legendary sex symbol Bettie Page died last week. We both noted her death as of mild interest, and would simply have moved on if Laurie hadn’t read this New York Times article by Manohla Dargis. Dargis […]

Bad Movies Filmed on Women’s College Campus

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Debbie says: It’s a slow news week at Body Impolitic, which got me to surfing around the blogrolls of blogs I enjoy. The Rotund led me to My Ecdysis, which in turn led me to this disturbing story by guest blogger Louisa Hill at The Bilerico Project. Agnes Scott College is a women’s college in […]

Can I Sit With You?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Laurie says: The second collection of ” Can I Sit With You? ” stories is just out. I went to a reading last year of stories from the first volume, and was impressed by the quality of the work, and the way it expressed the loneliness of childhood, with intensity, compassion, and often with humor. […]

If Only It Was the Last One …

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: We see an interesting synergy between two posts from excellent blogs. First is this Alas, A Blog post by Ampersand: I’m pretty sure I’ve never said that fat people are “the last safe target,” because I loathe that phrase. Everyone thinks they’re the last safe target. Second is Melissa McEwen at […]

Nudes for the Holidays 2

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Laurie says: Many thanks to the people who have been ordering the books from the Holiday Sale. There was a glitch in PayPal, and even though the $15 includes free US shipping, some people were charged the additional $5 by PayPal. We’ve refunded these folks $5 thru PayPal and the glitch is  fixed.  International shipping […]

What Health Care System?

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Debbie says: A close friend of mine is significantly disabled. Among other things, he cannot get out of bed in the morning or back into bed at night without help. For a number of years now, he’s had a lovely woman as his morning attendant. I’ve met her a few times, and easily seen why […]

My Booby Lies Over the Ocean

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Debbie says: This story is too good not to share: More than 130,000 inflatable breasts have been lost at sea en route to Australia. Men’s magazine Ralph was planning to include the boobs as a free gift with its January issue. The cargo is worth about $200,000, which is another blow for publisher ACP’s parent […]