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Archive for May, 2009

Girl Power: It’s Not Just for Humans Any More

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Debbie says: It’s late, I’m tired, and I was surfing about for something to write about tonight when I found this. Y’see, Fox News decided to make a list of ten women (females) who can compete with men (males) on male terms in sports. As StuntDouble points out in her blog on the AfterEllen site […]

Beautiful:Jamie Anderson

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Laurie says: Thanks to Geri for sending me Beautiful by the singer Jamie Anderson.  It really spoke to me. Hey how ya doin’ she says, with a quick embrace I step back and look into an almost familiar face Laughing she says she lost almost fifty pounds “I can wear most any clothes now I’m […]

Something Good to Do

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Marlene says: There have been a few things lately that I have thought about discussing here. Today’s decision on Prop 8 here in California is one. Another is the details of protests around the re-writing of the gender identity disorder section of the DSM at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. I’m not […]

The Woman in the Mirror and the Peter Meter

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Lynne says: The latest fat attack suggesting that a woman can be “too fat to be Supreme Court Justices” has set me to thinking about why we measure the worth of women including ourselves by how “attractive” we are, and how contagious those measurements are. Many are speculating that President Obama will nominate a female […]

Legos, Torture, And Abu Ghraib

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Laurie says: I’ve been thinking for quite a while about the effect of the consent and the toleration of torture that happened in this country after 9/11. This has also been true at other times but I want to talk about now. I was pointed at these images of Abu Ghraib recently and was really […]

Really Diverse Dance At Cabrillo College

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Laurie says: It’s time for the Cabrillo Spring Student Concert I won’t be able to review it the way I have in previous years. I want to strongly recommend that if you’re in the area that you go see them.  The Winter Concert sold out and had to turn away some people. Reservations recommended. This […]

Gwendomama Fund: Make a Difference to a Real Person

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Laurie says: This is from the adventures of leelo and his potty-mouthed mom. Gwendomama is one of my favorite people and bloggers. She is a loud-mouthed, small-business-owning, straight-shooting, food-loving, empathetic woman and dedicated mom. She is a wonderful friend to folks both inside and outside of the computer, to parents who advocate for special needs […]

Skinny Male Models and Boy Scouts

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve recently had our attention called to two news articles. Ampersand at Alas! A Blog points to an extremely disturbing New York Times article on how skinny men have to be to be accepted as male models. According to the Times, this is largely the work of designer Hedi Slimane. George […]

Wintergirls: A Novel About Anorexia

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

My friend Lizzy, aka the writer Elizabeth A Lynn, pointed me at Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.  It’s a young adult novel about anorexia.  We talked about it on the phone and she said: its not really about adolescence; the protagonist is 18. It’s about family dynamics. I’ve never encountered the author before, but damn […]

Fat Queer Activism Funding Available!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Debbie says: The wonderful folks at NOLOSE are offering seed money of up to $1,000 to support projects that expand the reach of fat queer activism. They say: 2007’s SPAL (“Small Projects Across the Land”) projects included an inspired Zine-making party in London, a fabulous Roller Skating party in Philadelphia, and the very successful Fat […]