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Archive for April, 2009


Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Laurie says: Artistically speaking solarization more or less reverses blacks and whites. It’s actually a lot more complex. Originally the effect came from drastically over-exposed film, then it became a darkroom technique, and now it is a digital one as well. My friend Tee Corinne did all her work in darkroom solarization. This is her […]

Petitions for Comfortable Flying

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Debbie says: Fat activist Marilyn Wann is promoting two online petitions demanding that the airlines treat fat people reasonably. Here’s what she has to say: When a human being buys a coach ticket from any airline, I believe that person can reasonably expect having a comfortable and accessible place to sit down during the flight. […]

Plastic Surgery: Life Choice, Fine Art, and More

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Debbie says: From the BBC, we have this story of a mother who decided to look like her daughter. Twelve thousand British pounds and at least four surgeries later, she achieved her goal. This isn’t the world’s newest story. When I was 16, I met a mother and daughter who had had hers-and-hers nose jobs […]

Laurie on Live Journal

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Laurie says: I’ve been wanting to write a lot more about my jewelry – designs, stones, techniques etc..  More or less, a loose informal jewelry diary.   I started realizing it when I wrote this post a while ago. Body Impolitic isn’t really the right place for it, so I’ve begun writing on live journal as […]

The Power of Fat People Is Extraordinary

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Laurie and Debbie say: We’re the first to admit that fat people are powerful. But the United Kingdom’s popular tabloid, The Sun, is giving fat people more power than even we would have guessed. Scientists warned that the increase in big-eaters means more food production — a major cause of CO2 gas emissions warming the […]

Cat Armor!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Laurie says: It’s good to be back. I got to visit spring in Seattle with all its delicate greens, have a lovely Norwescon and visit with friends. And my ammonite found a good home. My daughter Shayin pointed me at these amazing pieces of cat armor by Jeff de Boer: Jeff de Boer is a […]

Better Porn?

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Marlene says: I like porn. I don’t like most porn, but I like it enough to seek out things I enjoy. As a sexual outsider (a dyke, a trans woman, a devout pervert, and a variety of other things), I rarely find porn that depicts anything resembling my actual sex life. My relationship with porn […]

Shedding More Light on the Amazon Controversy

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Debbie says: I was tired and outraged last night, and I didn’t say that the removal of Women En Large and Familiar Men, along with thousands of other titles with erotic or GLBT content from’s indirect search functions was unlike their overall corporate policies and could have been something that was done too them. […] Now Controlling Your Search Results for Your Own Good

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Debbie says: For technical and social (and vaguely religious) reasons, I’ve been largely out of touch for a couple of days. To my astonishment, I came back into touch to discover that has rocked the LGBT and erotica worlds by making a complex decision that seems to affect all books by publishers with a […]

Our Daily Meds

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Debbie says: I finished Our Daily Meds, by Melody Peterson, last week. Sometimes, I think I understand the scope of a social problem, until I read a detailed and well-researched account and realize that what I knew was just the tip of the iceberg. Usually, that’s because I just can’t be cynical enough to take […]