It seems that there are only two types of fat people we get to see: the stereotype of the lazy fat person who eats a lot and never exercises (the “bad fatty”), or the fat person who works out hard and eats foods commonly accepted as healthy, but just doesn’t lose any weight (the “good […]
Nothing tops last week’s otter, but we found fun links this week anyway.
No, this isn’t about condiments (please don’t eat any kind of lotion).
The exasperating thing about collecting links for this particular roundup is that one does not even have to try that hard in order to see stories that fit right into the subject of “WTF is up with this treatment of women?”
I wish I could say that I was bold enough to be that feminist who doesn’t give a damn what people think. I wish I could be that proud woman who wears exactly what she wants, no matter how society says she looks, who ignores the stares or the raised eyebrows. I wish I could stop imagining […]
The other day a friend told me about a doctor who wouldn’t give him a referral for a vasectomy. Instead, the guy gave him a talk about how he was Catholic and had eight kids and it was great. When my friend’s wife wanted to get her tubes tied after giving birth to her second […]
[TRIGGER WARNING: Eating disorders and related thinking and behaviors.] If you had asked me three years ago to put on a skintight leotard and a pair of tights and then go to an event with thousands of other people, I’m not sure if I’d have laughed at you or thought you were playing some sort […]
For the past week or two, my tumblr dash has featured a steady parade of .gifs of Olympic male swimmers and gymnasts, plus male athletes photographed mostly nude for various publications. That’s a change from a normal week, when the women I follow post revealing .gifs of actors. Once, an individual shared a shirtless, headless […]
I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but summer is here! That blazing heat and shining sun can only mean that summer is in progress (unless you’re in Texas, where such whether can occur from March to December). And for the womenfolk, summer means a barrage of bikini sales advertisements and all their accompanying propaganda!
A friend of mine gave me the heads up to what we thought was a new way to market “skinny”: Skinny Vodka.
My interest in reviewing documentaries for you beautiful, naÃ¯ve, sophisticated new-born babies is primarily to break up the notion that documentaries are like those after-dinner History Channel specials (why don’t they just call it the “WWII and Nostradamus Conspiracy Channel?”). Not only for you, but, uhm, for myself.
People who practice yoga have become one of those groups of people, along with marathon runners, Diva Cup users, and vegans, who can be so evangelical about their passion that they shoehorn it into every conversation. As a result, many people who don’t practice yoga are sick of hearing about it. I get it, I […]
I was born in the ’50s and I am in my 50s. There is something about the congruity of that seemingly insignificant factoid that appeals to me and I rarely use the word appealing when referring to my aging process. (Let’s just say menopause has not been a party.) I am also not one to […]
I just returned from Michigan due to a sudden death in my family. Honestly, there is nothing like an event like this to put things in perspective. Our bodies are so much more than circumference and pounds. They are literally vessels for our spirit and allow us to hold, hug, support and love each other in […]
I am not clear how this came about, but about”¦it certainly came. There seems to be an unspoken rule that it is perfectly okay for people to comment on other people’s bodies. And I am not referring just to the behind the back conspiratorial comments frequently accompanied by a wink-wink, nudge-nudge to a nearby co-commenter. […]