A few days ago a woman named Mel Fraser noticed the mannequin pictured above while passing by a UK fashion store, Primark. She tweeted a photo of the mannequin with the following: “Dear Primark, is it really necessary that these new mannequins have protruding ribs? And before I get anyone saying I’m skinny bashing, I’m… Continue reading The “Too Thin” Mannequin
Yesterday, there was an article on HuffPost about strangers who make comments or rude noises to women who eat in public and how it’s “the insidious type of street harassment no one is talking about. The piece reminded me of a day, 32 years ago, when I worked as a waitress at a restaurant called… Continue reading Should You Be Eating That?
This has been a busy few days for busybodies who can’t help but stick their collective noses in other folks’ business. First Linda Kelsey wondered why big women are “unashamed about being fat”. She believes we’re all unattractive, eating ourselves into early graves and should be shamed into hiding our fat bodies away until we’re… Continue reading None of Your Busybody Business!
ESPN released its 2014 Body Issue yesterday and all I have to say is “Wow!!” Back in 2009, ESPN Magazine began publishing the annual issue in response to Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. Instead of models frolicking on beaches, ESPN featured athletes from various sports in all their gorgeous, tastefully nude glory under the tagline “Bodies… Continue reading ESPN Magazine and a Prince of a Cover
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Not only is Linda Kelsey, of the UK Daily Mail, “unapologetically fattist” but is also encouraging readers to join her in shaming the fatties. She finds fat people unattractive, assumes we’re unhealthy “greedy, ill-disciplined and or ignorant” gluttons and apparently expects us to skulk around in the shadows, with… Continue reading Unashamedly, Unapologetically FAT – a response to Linda Kelsey
Poor Andrew Robert Rector. He got busted on camera taking a snooze during a New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox back in April. He’s not the first person who’s slept at a ballgame nor will he be the last. I confess to having dozed off at the stadium once or twice. Hey,… Continue reading The Man Who Cried “Fat Shaming”
A couple of weeks ago, I first watched the video to “All About That Bass”, by Meghan Trainor, which is supposed to be the feel-good, body positive anthem of the summer: Meghan is adorable as is her voice. The beat is catchy and makes me want to get up and “shake it, shake it like… Continue reading All About That Skinny Shaming