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Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences by Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Lynne Murray says: People will do anything to protect their children. It is tragic when the actions they take damage their kids way more than the thing they are trying to protect against. This sad state of affairs is poignantly reported in at Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences, a collection of experiences and interviews by […]

When Eating Disorders Meet Eating Requirements

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Debbie says: For a person who doesn’t have diabetes, I know a fair amount about it. My partner has Type II diabetes, and so do a number of my close friends. For myself, I have been “pre-diabetic” (a term defined by your blood sugar numbers) for over eight years now, which makes the “pre” a […]

Want to Reduce Risk of Dementia? Don’t Diet!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Debbie says: I know I’m not alone in being more frightened of old-age dementia than any other thing that could happen to me. Everyone is different about these things, but for me, my mind is me, and without it I do not want to survive. That fear, a lifetime of body image activism, and my […]

The Wrong Kind of Fat Body

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: “I was doing research. No, really.” Amanda Czerniawski, assistant professor of sociology at Temple University, spent more than two years as a plus-sized model when she was researching her new book, Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling. .. .. Writing about Czerniawski’s book for TakePart, Jessica Dollin says: The beauty trend du […]

HAES, Intersectionality, Inclusion, and Bravery

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Debbie says: Jessica Wilson is the most exciting HAES (health at every size) blogger I have come across in a long time. Blogging at My Kitchen Dietitian from my home town of Oakland, California, she identifies herself as a thin woman of color, not the most common description of a size-acceptance-friendly dietitian. She doesn’t mince […]

Some November Links

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Debbie says: I have a really rich collection of links from the end of October: If you were living under a rock somewhere, you might have missed the (shocking! horrible!) news that Renée Zellweger had work done on her face. Jessica Goldstein at Think Progress sums up a sensible feminist reaction, with links to various […]

Hallowe’en: Our Costumes ‘R Our Shadows

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Debbie says: Talking primarily about the early 21st century United States here, we are an astonishingly open culture: our fears, our flashpoints, and the shadows that haunt us are easy to find on our web pages, in our music, and in the news. We are a culture where a white high school football team can […]

Resurfacing

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Debbie says: Have you missed Lynne’s voice around these parts? Laurie and I certainly have Lynne Murray says: I am starting to come back from several months of sickness. I had to seek out medical care even though a house-call doctor visit took a big dent out of what was once my savings. I’ve been […]

Post-Labor Day Links

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Debbie says: The whole world is talking about the release of nude celebrity (women)’s photos and everyone has a different take on it. In the Atlantic article at the link, Jessica Valenti spins it (accurately) as violation and discusses it in terms of consent. In California, Representative Jackie Speier moves to the context of revenge […]

Cosplay: Widening the Range

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Debbie says: I was struck by this article by Phaedra Cook on All That’s Cosplay.   Not surprisingly, cosplay (“costume play”) tends, like most cultural activities, to be primarily thought of as being for the young and conventionally pretty. Cook did not discover cosplay until she was well over the stereotypical target age for cosplayers: […]


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