Archive For July, 2009

101: Thoughts on Intersectionality, Or, Why There’s No Dark-Skinned Fat Black Women on More to Love

By | July 31, 2009


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[Hey kids, it’s International Blog Against Racism Week! For more information, please go here. The following post is my humble contribution to the proceedings.] Race, fat, and class are inextricably tangled up together, and whether you personally realize and experience that entanglement or not, it exists. The recent events taking place between Henry Louis Gates […]

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You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You: The first episode of More to Love

By | July 29, 2009


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Fire up the circus-calliope music and make sure that cheeseburger’s extra-greasy for its closeup: it’s the long-awaited/dreaded premiere of More to Love. The show begins with a long montage of what we can expect of this series. Namely, crying, jealousy, crying, extravagant dates, crying, despair, crying, and at least one beating of another contestant with […]

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Feels Like The First Time: The “More to Love” Recapping Experiment

By | July 28, 2009


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Today, the brilliant Marianne of the The Rotund has a piece on The Daily Beast about More to Love, the fatty-focused Bachelor-simulacra premiering tonight on your local Fox affiliate. For those unfamiliar with this type of reality show (you few lucky bastards), More to Love features a fat dude named Luke, who is shut up […]

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…Did you just call me fat? Thoughts on intention and perspective.

By | July 23, 2009


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[Note: The following post is intentionally vague, because I think this is advice that applies in lots of real-life situations. Do with it what you will.] The mechanics of both offending someone, and being offended, are incredibly complex. This is especially true in online correspondence, in which things like tone and inflection (not to mention […]

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Outfitblogging: When there are only three possible answers to the question, “Hey, where did you get that?”

By | July 22, 2009


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Click through to the Flickr version for outfit info. I’ve talked pretty extensively in the past about the fatshion scarcity one discovers once one has to shop over a particular size. There’s just not much out there. A corollary to this is that there’s always the real possibility of running into someone wearing the same […]

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Vive la Difference: Fatshion for All

By | July 14, 2009


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I was not able to attend Full-Figured Fashion Week myself, being in the wrong city at the time. I was fortunate that our own Tara kindly volunteered to operate as Fatshionista correspondent for a few events, and will (I hope) be piping in with her thoughts. For my part, I would like to take a […]

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Outfitblogging: Prim Safari

By | July 7, 2009


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Click through to Flickr version for outfit info. In spite of having a few posts in the works on a few different subjects, I’m just having a dickens of a time finishing anything lately. It could be the long-in-coming summer weather finally taking shape here in Boston, but the last thing I’ve felt like doing […]

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What Fat Hairs You have

By | July 1, 2009


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Fatshionism as it stands generally relates to fashion in a fat way. Fashion as it is understood generally relates to clothing and apparel. Hair as it stands on my head is not generally fat or fashionable. It’s organic and grown myself, thank you very much. So why do I feel the need to talk about […]

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