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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 […]

Returning with Links

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Debbie says: As you may have noticed, we were down for most of a week due to a malware attack. Endless thanks to our webmaster for tireless efforts to bring the blog (and the website) back up safely. When the attack happened, I was just about to put up a links post, so that’s where […]

Before and After Acceptance

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: This year’s Academy Award ceremonies showed a major Joseph Campbell influence, complete with a video clip celebrating cinema heroes and how greatly we value their journeys. No one at the Oscars would say this, of course, but the superficial road to heroism, in a very Hollywood manner, intersects with the worship of […]

Long Overdue Links

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Debbie says So the site was down, and various things happened, and we’ve been posting a little less frequently than usual, and the links have been piling up like nobody’s business. I’m going to trim off some of the old ones from the list, but this will still get long … *** This will come […]

The Biggest Winner

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Debbie says: Long-time readers of this blog know that Laurie and I are big fans of Ragen Chastain at Dances with Fat. Her recent take on how The Biggest Loser is really about the money is a fine post, but the gold is in the comments, where Jennifer Hansen says: I’ve said it before: I […]

The Power of Positive Loathing

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: “You cannot help those you loathe.” This sentence has been kicking around in my head for several days. I found it in this thoughtful piece by K.C. Gibbons, at Big Blue Dot Y’all. Gibbons’ piece about her healing journey as a victim of domestic violence is riveting and deserves to be read […]

New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Watch Your Weight

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: At this time of year, we are bombarded with mainstream media lists of New Year’s resolutions, and it’s almost impossible to find one that doesn’t include weight loss. Here’s what we hate about that: Making good changes is often impossible if your focus is weight loss. Here’s Ragen Chastain from Dances […]

Linksday Friday

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Links got delayed twice this week, but here they are! Kathleen Turner is 60, and has something to say about aging. “I don’t look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it!” “You have to get to that place as a woman where you know your worth isn’t dependent on [looks].” *** I don’t […]

Advertising: The Message Is the Medium

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Debbie says: This week’s internet has brought me three really interesting takes on substitution in advertising. There’s the growing number of ads that substitute men for women: Lisa Wade at Sociological Images makes the two important points about this: First, because the ads are so tongue-in-cheek, they didn’t seem to be acknowledging and validating women’s […]

Everything You Know About Nutrition Is Wrong, And the Critics Aren’t Helping

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Debbie says: In Woody Allen’s movie Sleeper, which is now 40 years old , a man (Woody Allen) time travels to the future, where (of course), they find him very strange. In this sequence, two doctors discuss their time traveler’s food preferences: Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic […]

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