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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 […]

Links This Week

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Debbie says: This is only the beginning of a wonderful comic from Gallery of Dangerous Women … Cuteosphere, the cartoonist, says: it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well shout out to all my […]

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 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 […]

Elle‘s Women in TV Issue Gives Us A Knockout Photo of Mindy Kaling, In Spite of Themselves

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: To understand what Elle did with its cover photo of Mindy Kaling, you need only look at this array of the magazine’s cover photos for its Women in TV issue: Kaling, who started out on The Office as a writer, and continues to write after stepping into the role of Kelly […]

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 […]

Who’s Afraid of the Willendorf Venus?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Lynne Murray says: The Willendorf Venus is celebrating this holiday season with a little fat activism in front of a San Francisco store (wisely unnamed in the quotation below) that thought they had a hip/edgy way to package their holiday fat-bashing as an interactive experience. Marilyn Wann, author of FAT!SO? and creator of the Yay! […]

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 […]

The Hidden Truths of Major Weight Loss

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

(crossposted on Feministe) Laurie and Debbie say: Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds, exactly the way that fat people are encouraged to. She changed her diet, she built in exercise, she stayed constant. Her goal was to change her body, and she succeeded. She went from weighing 338 (fat women can always tell you the exact […]

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