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Archive for October, 2011

She’s Degrading Herself; You’re Performing Femininity; I’m Sex-Positive

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Debbie says: Usually I come to blog discussions somewhere in the middle, but I’m going to write about one that I saw unfold. (And now it’s almost a week later, so a year later in internet time.) This story “starts” with Jill at I Blame the Patriarchy (who is responding to a remark made by […]

Deus Vult: “God Wills It”

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Believers in a Judeo-Christian god must, by definition, believe that the world was designed by that god as (s)he wished it to be. The Latin phrase is “Deus Vult,” translated literally as “God wills it.” In this context, let’s contrast a popular (although far from universal) Christian view of sexuality with […]

The Falstaff Vampire Files

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Lynne Murray says: I am so happy to see the cover of my new book, The Falstaff Vampire Files, right over there on the right-hand column of Body Impolitic! Part of the inspiration for the book was a Bay Area activist for fat men, who liked my mysteries featuring, Josephine Fuller, sleuth of size, but […]

Love Your Body Day: Beautiful Fat Nudes

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Laurie Says: Today, the National Organization for Women Foundation celebrates its 14th annual Love Your Body Day — a day when women of all sizes, colors, ages and abilities come together to celebrate self-acceptance and to promote positive body image. So, some beautiful fat nudes for Love Your Body Day. .. .. .. .. This […]

Slime Molds: Things of Beauty

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Yet another group of exquisite creatures. Slime molds are beautiful and fascinating in their complex growth. These molds are possibly the earliest creatures to emerge on land. The whole NY Times article is worth reading, as is this slide show. They’re a good example of why the beauty of many science photographs is a joy. […]

Dr. Pepper Ten: I Have to Wonder …

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Debbie says: The new “Dr. Pepper Ten” is a diet soda for men. This seemingly simple sentence raises a few questions: Maybe it’s a little late in Western cultural history to question the concept of diet sodas, but I still do. If you want a low-calorie beverage, why not drink water? Or flavored water? Or […]

Life in the Disclaimer Lane: A Post in Three Parts

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: Cat Protection Disclaimers I’ll start by confessing that I’ll do anything I can for my cats, though because of my disability, I’m forced to buy food for them at a store that will not only deliver but bring everything upstairs (courier services no longer do this). But there’s another reason that I […]

Women Going Wild

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Turkey has been having a lot of trouble with fan violence at and after soccer matches, and one of the solutions being tried is all-woman audiences. Travis at Think Progress shared this brief video of a local Turkish soccer game attended by some 40,000 women and children, along with some thoughts […]

Photo of the Week

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

This is an “extract” from Familiar Men. It’s a section of a larger photo that I used as a small individual image for part of the book. .. ..