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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 […]

Cole Takes on the Real Problems

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Debbie says: Laurie and I generally stay away from discussions about activism theory, sexism in interactions, and many other topics that engage us both, because this is primarily a body image and photography blog, and it’s stronger to focus on our own topics. Every once in a while, something comes along that’s outside of our […]

Time to Stop Deferring the Dream of Black Women

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: We’re coming in at the very end of an inspiring project, #HerDreamDeferred, sponsored by the African-American Policy Foundation and a host of other social justice organizations. Black women have long mobilized against the multiple forms of discrimination they have faced in the pursuit of better lives for themselves, their families, and […]

How to Suppress Women’s Clitorises–And How Not To

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: Although we are almost a decade apart in age, both of us learned a lot about female anatomy during the surge of feminist knowledge in the 1970s. In that period, Betty Dodson, the artist, became a well-known sex educator and teacher of masturbation skills for women; consciousness-raising groups everywhere encouraged women […]

Breast Obsession: From Games to Hard Decisions

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: Melanie Testa’s “Shirts off, Underwear on:, Play Out, Breast Cancer and Gender Expectations” is superb. Perhaps I am an anomaly in the world of breast cancer, having chosen against reconstruction while also choosing not to wear prosthesis. I was certainly made to feel as if my choice was abnormal by my […]

No, Mr. Congressman, It Doesn’t Go There

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: By now, you have probably heard about Idaho Congressman Vito Barbieri, who (apparently seriously) asked during a committee hearing on (yes, still more!) abortion restrictions  if a woman could swallow a small camera to conduct a pregnancy exam. Dr. Julie Madsen, the physician witness politely told him that swallowed pills “don’t […]

Swimsuit Issue Makes the News … Twice

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Debbie says: Sports Illustrated is in financial trouble, and the magazine’s famous swimsuit issue is apparently what’s keeping it afloat. This is almost certainly why they put (no! I know you’re shocked!) a controversial photograph on the cover. Tracy Moore at Jezebel reports on the controversy over whether or not model Hannah Davis is “showing […]

Alberta Who? Where, Oklahoma? Erased Black History

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Debbie says: Unlike Aurin Squire, who wrote “MLK’s Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month” for Talking Points Memo, I am not of African descent. However, Squire and I are alike in having thought we were “fairly well-versed in African-American history.” What’s more, I was (and Squire perhaps was not) alive […]

Featured Artist: Women’s Caucus of the Arts

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Laurie says: It was a surprise to be chosen as one of the twelve Women’s Caucus of the Arts members to be featured for a month on the front page of the WCA website. The “Featured Artist” section of the website includes 3 rotating images. It was hard to choose 3 images to represent my […]

Cid Pearlman: “Economies of Effort” Show Premiere

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Laurie says: I wrote about my daughter Cid’s new work on Body Impolitic a couple of weeks ago.  Here’s part of what I said: “My daughter Cid Pearlman has a major work opening in San Francisco in February. I’ve been watching her work for over 25 years and the combination of beautiful complex dance and […]


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