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Archive for August, 2011

Chris Floyd: Photography/Simple Choices

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Laurie says: This image is from the blog of English photographer Chris Floyd, who is I gather, a very successful photographer of images for magazine covers and other forms of media. A friend of mine sent it to me because he thought that some of Floyd’s solutions to what he describes as a “naffy” assignment […]

Photo of the Week

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Laurie says: I’ll be back blogging this coming week. I’m back from my travels. The Sierra Nevada mountains are stunningly beautiful. I hadn’t seen big mountains in way too long. I grew up on granite and I didn’t realize til this trip that I miss it. So, here is this week’s photo from Women en […]

More About Guns

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Marlene Says: Debbie brought up guns and politics the other day. I am one of her friends who likes guns that she mentioned in her disclaimer. Wanting to periodically talk about guns was one of the reasons I started my own blog at fukshot because guns aren’t really a good subject fit for Body Impolitic […]

A Little Local Activism

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Debbie says: Recently, the BART stations I go through every day have been papered with billboards for lap band weight loss surgery. They’re completely standard weight loss posters–they have the canonical out-of-focus picture of a badly dressed fat woman inset next to the lovely picture of a beautifully dressed thin woman with a huge smile, […]

Guns and Politics

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Debbie says: Okay, it’s a stretch to bring gun laws into a body image blog, but hey. I bet Gabrielle Giffords’ body image issues are different than they were at the beginning of 2011. And while that’s certainly not the worst of her problems, it’s probably not the smallest issue either. [Disclaimer: I have many […]

BarbaraNeely and The Help

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Laurie says: This blog started out to be about a post BarbaraNeely wrote for the AARP at 70 about becoming 65. It really impressed me the first time I read it, but when I read it again before writing this, I realized that while it was a good post, it  caught me because of who […]

Health at Every Size®: Now a Registered Trademark

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: An August 1st press release from The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) started me thinking how often the diet industry has stolen body-positive ideas and used them to sell body-damaging products and programs. The press release announced that ASDAH has claimed Announces Health At Every Size® as a registered trademark. […]

Slutwalk San Francisco – August 6th

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Laurie says: If you haven’t heard about SlutWalk this is a good explanation from Katie J.M. Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle: In January, Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti told law school students during a lecture on safety that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” What does it mean […]

Realistic Tits

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Debbie says: Buttoven has some advice for budding artists: Comics are notorious for drawing women’s breasts in unrealistic and implausible ways. There are always the “perfect” boobs, the ones that are shaped like perfect half-circles and never move or sway; there are the ones where the artist apparently didn’t think that “melons” was a metaphor; […]