As a fat woman, I’ve had my share of funny looks from strangers. I won’t ever say they don’t happen but they don’t happen often unless I’m blissfully unaware because, frankly, I don’t give a shit about what others think of me and my body. Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero, in her series Wait Watchers, set out… Continue reading Passing glances
In Disney’s movie, Bambi, cute bunny Thumper is prompted by his mother to recite a bit of advice she’s probably repeated to him time and again : “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all”. Although grammatically incorrect, it’s something every person has learned at one time or another: if you can’t… Continue reading If you can’t say something nice…
Rev Al Sharpton, Baptist minister as well as a civil rights and social activist, has been in the news recently due to the murders of unarmed black men, and resulting racial tensions, in New York City and Ferguson, MO. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is because of an article from… Continue reading Sharpton’s a big (formerly fat) hypocrite
Yesterday Jeanne Phillips, aka Dear Abby, posted a letter from a young woman (who’s comfortable in her fat body but whose mother has a problem with it) along with her response: DEAR ABBY: I’m a 24-year-old plus-sized woman (60 or 70 pounds overweight), but very comfortable in my own skin. When swimming in public, I… Continue reading Not-so-dear Abby
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?
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”
I’m not a fan of the Kardashian/Jenner clan and tried to avoid this past weekend’s hoopla about the Kim/Kanye nuptials. However I read something yesterday that, if true, is quite sad. Apparently Kim’s younger brother, Rob, skipped out on the wedding because he was embarrassed about his weight: “He wanted to be there, but he… Continue reading Why the Hate, Mate?
Little trick-or-treaters who reside in Fargo, ND had better beware of the Grinch who wants to steal Halloween. Instead of candy she wants to hand out the following: This is horribly wrong for so many reasons. First of all, unless she’s psychic, there is no way to tell anyone’s health just by looking at him/her. … Continue reading The Grinch who Wants to Steal Halloween
For those who are currently under a rock, Rebel Wilson, the Aussie actress who stole her scenes in “Bridesmaids” and “Pitch Perfect”… and yes, she’s fat… has a starring role in the heavily (no pun intended) promoted ABC show, “Super Fun Night”. Rebel portrays Kimmie Boubier (pronounced BOOB-ee-yay.. get the joke? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.),… Continue reading Super Fun Night? Eh, not so much… yet.