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…
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?
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
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
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?