Archive For April, 2008

Dress Report: Another shirtdress, another day.

By | April 30, 2008

When I first saw this dress on the Lane Bryant website, I thought it looked like a Victorian nightshirt. Maybe a hospital gown. I ordered it anyway, because I had a coupon and I enjoy a challenge. I’m glad to report that I was pleasantly surprised by what I recieved. For the past couple of […]

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Mixed Media Deathmatch: “Disordered Eating” vs. “Obesity Epidemic”

By | April 25, 2008

There’s an interesting article up on the Today show website this afternoon, discussing a Self magazine poll of women and their eating habits. It draws a distinction between “disordered eating” and proper eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia, and reports that 65% of women in the US have disordered eating patterns. Even more frightening, […]

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No, Not Really.

By | April 24, 2008

It’s been a crazy year for some fatties ’round this here parts. I have been silently (or not so silently) suffering the death of a loved one to pancreatic cancer. I sat in the hospice surrounded by family as she suffered her last pieces of life on earth and listened to her choking death. I […]

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“Voice has become second to looks”: Fatphobia at the Opera

By | April 20, 2008

Last night I took my opa to see the Manitoba Opera’s production of La Traviata which translates loosely to something like “The fallen one,” referring at once to the protagonist Violetta’s courtisan past and losing battle with acute tuberculosis. According to this article, opera execs/producers would also like the “fall” or decline to apply to […]

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The Princess’s Implants: A Children’s Story

By | April 16, 2008

Via BoingBoing, here’s a Newsweek piece about a kids’ book on the thorny and pertinent subject of plastic surgery. Not plastic surgery for KIDS, that would be horrifying! No, it’s a book preparing kids for their moms’ tummy tucks, nose jobs, and (implied) breast implants. I’m a bit bewildered by this, frankly. On the one […]

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I’m so pissed off it’s going to take an entire wedding cake to calm me down

By | April 16, 2008

I would like to preface this by saying that I debated whether to post this, as I am reluctant to give this article any more attention than it rightly deserves. It really is a self-indulgent piece of garbage and I regret that I wasted time reading it. However, I did read it, and I did […]

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You think you deserve this shame…

By | April 15, 2008

…BUT YOU DON’T. In Me & you & everyone we know Miranda July’s character has “low ankles” & so her shoes always chafe her skin. She believes that it is the (obviously deviant) shape of her ankles, more generally, HER body, that condemns her to a lifetime of ill-fitting shoes & blistered & bleeding feet. […]

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Warning: This Post Contains Rampant Anti-Spanx Sentiment

By | April 11, 2008

I hate Spanx. Not exclusively; I hate all shapewear equally. But I blame Spanx for polishing up the old-fashioned girdle – something from which most women today would rightly recoil in horror – and putting it in an adorably designed package with a retro cartoon lady on the front and making a tight, thick synthetic […]

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Dress Report: Stalking The Cotton Shirtdress

By | April 4, 2008

I’m very into shirtdresses right now. Particularly cotton shirtdresses. I expect this is due in part to my unabashed longing for spring to, you know, actually start. Regardless of the reason, I’m constantly on the prowl for this surprisingly elusive item lately. Exhibit A: The Sizzling Shirt Dress, by Mlle Gabrielle, currently on sale at […]

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Thursday Musical Interlude: Sweet tribute, or offensive mockery?

By | April 3, 2008

Pursuant to a conversation in the Fatshionista LiveJournal Community, I submit the following: this is the 1992 video for Morrissey’s song “You’re The One For Me, Fatty”. As critical as I am of pop culture (and not-so-pop culture), I’ve never been able to formulate a definitive opinion on whether this song and video are meant […]

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