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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 […]

“Groin Gazing”: Taboos, Penises, and “Fashion” Photography (NSFW)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Photographer Claire Milbrath did a fashion photography shoot for Vice (a print and online magazine) called “Groin Gazing,” in which casual clothes are (apparently) being sold to men (sexual orientation unknown) by means of torso and groin shots, showing (apparently) erect penises under the clothes on offer. Tracy Moore at Jezebel […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tuesday Linksday

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Debbie says: The “it’s all about me and my feelings” club has a new self-elected president, Jen Caron: A few weeks ago, as I settled into an exceptionally crowded midday class, a young, fairly heavy black woman put her mat down directly behind mine. It appeared she had never set foot in a yoga studio—she […]

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 […]

Linksday With an Explanation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Debbie says: This is the post that was supposed to go up the Monday after Thanksgiving, one week ago tonight. That’s the night we discovered that the back end of our blog had disappeared (literally into a blank white screen). Our webmaster had a series of mishaps (including illness and power failure) which prevented him […]

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 […]

Make Love Not Porn, Cindy Gallop’s Voyage of Discovery

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Lynne Murray says: I found Make Love Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior as a TED Book and was captivated by Cindy Gallop and her story. As an advertising executive, she signed up with an online dating service as part of her research for a client. The rest of my team were all […]

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