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Good and Evil —

July 18, 2014

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I’ve always been hyper-self-conscious. I was a bit of a doofus growing up and simultaneously vigilant about not wanting others to think I was a doofus, which only hastens the downward spiral of doofiness. Personalitywise, I was a spaz wearing an oversized suit and clown shoes trying to play James Bond. If I’ve had one disadvantage in my life, it’s having been socially incompetent to the point of parody.

Me and John

Everybody’s got something to hide, except for me and my monkey.

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Learning from Mistakes

July 17, 2014

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Fat Fashion

In the past few years, I’ve reluctantly adopted the title of prepper because it shorthands the conversation. “I see things people wish they had in natural disasters and wonder what I’d want in that situation” is the longhand.

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Young Adult revisited: A critical look at Sweet Valley High

July 16, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of anorexia in a fictional story.

Young adult literature was a lot different back in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, we have an endless series of humans falling in love with vampires, zombies, werewolves and other assorted creatures of the night. We have teenagers fighting in dystopian societies who must enter violent and deadly competitions to survive and/or to change the status quo. We have ordinary teenagers who suddenly learn they have special powers and they are the only ones to stop the evil about to takeover their town.

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I Wonder/Cultivating Compassion

July 15, 2014

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Today, I have the honor of introducing our latest blogger: Jean Braithwaite. I made the executive decision to add Jean to our blogging ranks after we were reunited on Facebook nearly 15 years after she taught my favorite Creative Writing class at Mizzou. Jean has written a fat memoir and after today’s post I’m sure you’ll find my judgment is spot on.

Lots of people in the Fatosphere have already written to rebut or scold Linda Kelsey, so there’s no point in my doing that one more time. I want to take a slightly different angle. In today’s post on Never Diet Again UK, my hero Angela Meadows wonders about the average person’s reaction to Kelsey’s Daily Mail editorial last week.  If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the screed already, where Kelsey figures that three fat girls ahead of her in line are “obviously unconcerned” about their size — because look, they’re laughing and chatting! They’re wearing shorts at the airport! Furthermore, Kelsey just knows “most fatties” are “doing nothing substantial to reduce” and while she has “sympathy for those with genuine metabolic conditions,” she just knows that “the majority of today’s fatties” aren’t in that category, they’re “simply too greedy, ill-disciplined and or ignorant” to stay thin, like she does.

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When weight stigma causes brain drain

July 14, 2014

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An article by Rachel Fox titled “Too fat to be a scientist?” has been percolating in the back of my mind ever since I read it last month. I’ve been thinking about this accomplished woman, who has a B.A. in biology from a prestigious university, and is leaving her field of choice because of the way she’s treated as a fat woman. Read more…

Douche Shaming —

July 11, 2014

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Trigger warning: Idiotic asshole columnist with major personal issues pontificates about fatties, eating disorders and the power of negative thinking.

Today, I read an article so awful that I’m going to do something I haven’t done since Alec Baldwin wrote his rambling screed on fatties I’m going to respond to an entire article word for word because the idiocy is so entrenched that I can’t do it justice by extracting a single paragraph to represent the ugliness of spirit behind it. I’m not lining to the article itself because I don’t want to give its author a single click. Same with the other articles she has written which I will cite in my response. Clicks are currency, and I’m not spending any of mine on this waste of carbon.

The article rain the the UK’s Daily Mail. For those Stateside unfamiliar, Daily Mail is to journalism as The Learning Channel is to actually learning anything.

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Freeze Yo Body

July 9, 2014

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Trigger warning: Weight loss idiocy.

Welcome to today’s addition of Snake Oil Inc., where we lovingly sell you the best medical care your money can by. This week, there’s a brand new way to screw up your body! er, I mean “lose weight.” Do you like the cold? Do you like water? Then you will love this: CoolSculpting! Read more…

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