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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: […]

The Unexpected Body

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Debbie says: When two different regular readers refer us to the same link (and a third to the source material), they’re probably on to something. It’s exciting enough that Prince Fielder (is that the best name ever for a baseball player?) was the cover model for ESPN Magazine’s “The Body” issue. Fielder posed naked, in […]

Links Return Again

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

It would be great if this image of Karlesha Thurman had gone viral for better reasons (like because it’s beautiful) … Thurman posted this photo on the Black Women Do Breastfeed Facebook page. Although she never posted it on Instagram or Twitter, NewsOne reports that Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook went ablaze with men and women, […]

Notes from the Burnout Zone

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: Lately I find myself having trouble engaging with the world enough to write a blog post. A post I read about burning out caused a flicker of recognition and I realized that, once again, I am in that place. I’ve been here before, mostly for emotional pain and angst.In this case, sickness […]

A Personal Food History

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: Virgie Tovar,  MA, lecturer on fat discrimination and body image, editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion, recently posted  about an encounter with a fast-food slogan. This afternoon as I was walking to get a fancy sammich, I passed a smooshed up cup from Jack in […]

Fat Nudes As Old Masters

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Laurie says: I was sent a link to Fullerton-Batten’s photos of fat nudes. As someone who does portraits with the goal of capturing some essential sense of the model in their natural body language, I found both the work and the artist’s description of it thought provoking. .. .. She says: I have transposed the […]

The Power of the Positive Fatkini

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: In July of 2013, Rachele (pronounced “Rachael”), blogger at Fat Babe Designs, artist and fat activist, posted a self-esteem-claiming photo of herself rockin’ a fatkini on her blog and social networks. Her intent was “to spread a powerful message about body positivity.” She captioned the photo accordingly: Anchors away! I finally have […]

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