Archive For June, 2008

Fatty Fatty Two By Four, Couldn’t Fit Through the Airlock Door

By | June 30, 2008


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Despite what I thought about giving my hard earned cash to Disney/Pixar after reading stitchtowhere’s brilliant post about fatphobia in Wall-E, I ended up seeing it tonight. I had a moment of weakness at the theatre (oh, how I wanted to have a cold drink and bask in a dark air-conditioned room on the first […]

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Fucking Catcalls; or, The Wages of Visibility; or, I Don’t Give A Shit If You Don’t Like It

By | June 25, 2008


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Well. To set the scene: I am fortunate enough to live, with my dear husband, in a condo on a fairly popular beach. I won’t go into which beach, and where, because that’s not really pertinent to the story. During the summer, I go out to the beach quite often – even after work, on […]

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Depression Pants: On Buying Things Too Small As a Motivational Tactic

By | June 25, 2008


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For the past several years I’ve had the unenviable experience of being a crazy-obsessive shopper and clotheshorse, while also being a size right on the cusp between Levels of Fatness. Not the inbetween-misses-and-plus size that folks wearing a 14 or 16 or 18 struggle with; I haven’t been there for any appreciable length of time […]

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Credit Where It’s Due: The origins of my fat activism.

By | June 23, 2008


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In the early 1970s, a small group of fat people in California formed a feminist collective and called it The Fat Underground. I personally credit this group – far more radical for its time than the then-nascent NAAFA was, or is – with birthing fat acceptance as I deploy and practice it today. Today I […]

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“We should have been in hot pants eight days a week!”

By | June 20, 2008


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Joy Nash probably doesn’t know that she’s my secret internet girlfriend, but OH MY GOD SHE TOTALLY IS. Here’s her Fat Rant 3. Enjoy. Also check out Fat Rant 1 and Fat Rant 2, if you haven’t already. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it […]

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Fat Women of Color Carnival: Call for Submissions

By | June 16, 2008


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The inaugural Fat Women of Color Carnival will be held over at saskaia.livejournal.com on July 23. The theme is general and open to anything pertaining to being a fat woman of color and our experiences in our communities, experiences on how our fat and bodies are racialized, myths about fat women of color, and so […]

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We Aren’t Unicorns: Asians, Fatness, and Fatphobia

By | June 16, 2008


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I’m sure many of you by now have heard/read this fairly horrific news story. For those of you who haven’t, the Japanese government has decreed that in order to decrease healthcare costs, Japanese adults between the ages of 40 and 74 must have their waistlines measured. Regardless of height or body shape, men with waistlines […]

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Dear Carnie Wilson, I am a Bad and Unsympathetic Person.

By | June 10, 2008


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Carnie Wilson is annoyed that other folks are overly concerned with her body (specifically, her recent weight gain). She says it hurts to have everything she puts in her mouth scrutinized. To have her exercise routines chronicled and, ostensibly, mocked. Privacy, y’all! This here is my open letter to Carnie Wilson. Dear Carnie Wilson, I […]

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Fat! Lazy! Humans! Destroy the Earth: Wall-E does not compute

By | June 10, 2008


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Warning! Deeply UNFORTUNATE Wall-E spoilers ahead! If you haven’t already, do check out the open Kung Fu Panda thread over at Shapely Prose. I’d pretty much (sight unseen) written off the movie as good for little more than multiple Orientalist buzz word and Fat Hate bingos, but commenters have persuaded me that there is some […]

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Fat Thrift Tips with stitchtowhere: Tip the Second

By | June 7, 2008


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Welcome to another installment of Fat Thrift Tips! If I’m doing my job, then last week’s preamble & inaugural post inspired all of you take up (or at least think about thinking about taking up) the fat thrift gauntlet! I hope that you’ve managed to clock some time out in the secondhand stores & thrift […]

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