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Archive for December, 2009

Body Impolitic’s 2009 Guide to Sane Holidays

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Laurie and Debbie say: This list is for those of us fortunate enough to have people and resources to celebrate with. And if you love the holidays, love your family, and are looking forward to the next ten days, this list is not for you. If you’re still reading: 1) To the extent possible, do […]

R.I.P. Hope Witsell: Adult Power and Teen Suicide

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Laurie and Debbie say: We weren’t familiar with the blog Sylvia Has a Problem, but judging by this one brilliant post on a tough subject, we need to be. This is the appalling story of Hope Witsell, a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after a cascade of events which started when she sent a boy […]

Drinking the Kool-Aid–Again: Two Bloggers Dialogue

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Note: This post by Lynne Murray inspired Debbie to start a dialogue with Lynne. All text is by Lynne unless otherwise indicated. I recently had the good fortune to have a conversation with Marilyn Wann, who has an almost Jeffersonian gift for explaining the common sense of Health At Every Size in terms of “Truths we […]

Open Letter to World Wildlife Fund: Good Causes Don’t Justify Racist, Sexist Imagery

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Debbie says: Edited to add: It does appear that 1) the ad I was complaining about is part of a campaign that includes two other ads with male models, and 2) they may not be actual WWF ads, but either potential ads which the WWF isn’t using, or isn’t yet using, or possibly ads done […]

Body Image Language: The Interpreter’s Task

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Shannon says: While I don’t consider myself one of those derided “helicopter parents,” I am unapologetically overprotective on the subject of body image. I do my best to teach my two daughters to celebrate their beautiful and very different bodies just as they are. I talk about any problems of my own in terms of […]

Digital Photos: Bones and Lights

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Laurie says: It’s about a week since I wrote this blog.   When I  did  darkroom printing, I’d look at the final prints and sometimes need a little time to know what I thought about them.  I’d leave them out where I could see them and that was part of my regular printing pattern.  Almost always, […]

Biker Party

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Marlene says: My friend D texted me asking if I was going to a big party being held by a local motorcycle club that I have had some connection to. I replied that I would be out of town on that day. A few days later, I sent her this email, which has been edited […]

Disability and Aging

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Laurie and Debbie say: We were very pleased to be invited to guest blog at the exciting FWD/Forward (feminists with disabilities for a way forward) about the intersection between aging and disability, in part because we think it’s a smaller intersection than is generally perceived. We hope to be doing more guest blogs for FWD/Forward […]