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Archive for November, 2011

Third Gender Soccer Star Leads Samoa to Victory

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Jonny “Jayieh” Saelua was just named “Man of the Match” for his goal assist and 90th minute goal-line clearance which helped lead Samoa to its first victory in 30 consecutive games, and in a World Cup qualifying match at that. The “Man of the Match” is transgender; more specifically, she is […]

A More Hopeful Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve been doing Thanksgiving posts since we started this blog in 2005, and almost all of them have begun with some version of a lament for how hard it was in the previous year to find things to be thankful for. This year is very different. Just this week, a very […]

I Remember Them

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

This was supposed to go up on Sunday crossposted from Fukshot but there was a glitch. Marlene says: It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance. Today we remember those lost in the last year to transphobic violence. I refuse to remember you next year. You will still be here. I insist. I have hands and mind and […]

Marketing to Women: Who Is the ‘Male Gaze’ For?

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Debbie says: ETA: Sociological Images apparently posted the piece this blog is about early by accident. It will be on their blog again tomorrow and I’ll link to it then. *** I wanted to write about a post on Sociological Images called “The Male Gaze in Female Sterilization Marketing,” but that post has been removed. […]

Fear of Fat Sex

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: Recently I found out about an icky situation through Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks, a wonderful blog by a young admirer of the larger figure. The guy in question, Dan Weiss, pointed out that an ad for an online matchmaking service promoting adultery, uses a photo of Jacqueline, a fat […]

Betty Rose Dudley: 1951-2011

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Betty Rose Dudley often described herself as “a fat working-class dyke from Missouri.” She wrote for us once, on food and class: I remember a friend gagging because her boyfriend had put peanut butter in scrambled eggs. I asked her if she’d eaten it in Africa, cooked by a poor tribesman, […]

Photo Notes: Feeling International

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Laurie says: I just got an email from Junko Fukazawa, who (among other things) writes, curates and gives workshops on feminism and art. She is one of the core of people that I work with on my Women of Japan Project. Her thoughts and support are very important to the work. She is going to […]

Women Coming with Salad

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: At the beginning of this year, The Hairpin identified a trend of advertisements that show women, by themselves, eating salad and laughing, grinning, generally having quite a good time. Sociological Images picked it up, reproduced some of the photos, and made some brief comments about advertising designed to “convince you that […]

Human Dignity and Humiliation

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Lynne Murray says: I have not lived with what we usually think of as domestic violence–i.e., being hit by a partner. But I recently followed on the subject of humiliation studies, pointed out by Larry-bob Roberts on the Fat Studies mailing list. Here’s a brief welcoming video clip from the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies […]

Photography and Context: Antarctica Photos

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Laurie says: These photographs by Robert Falcon Scott, taken on his Antarctic expedition in the early 20th century, got me thinking about context. They are beautiful landscapes of what is now far more familiar territory then it was at the time. And that’s probably all you’ll see unless you know the story. … … … […]