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America’s Most Egregious Mortal Sin: Being Fat

Fatness is an American mortal sin.  This is not a new situation, but I’m overjoyed to see the beginnings of a cultural backlash about it.  The most recent example of this is the controversy over the comments of one Maria

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Unintentionally Insulting? "Guide to Dating Fat Women"

Riot.Jane I stumbled across Guide to Dating Fat Women, a piece at MadeMan.  MadeMan is a website that bills itself as a service “giving guys the info they need to live life well . . . smart advice on everything from beating a

Posted in culture, education, fat, relationships

Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 3)

In the previous posts Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 1) and Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 2), we discussed changes in and repercussions of mass media’s co-opt of the “feminist” message, and we examined the overt versus subliminal concepts inherent in each.  Now we move

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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 2)

In the previous post Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 1), we compared the messages between a current Verizon ad and a Nike ad from the mid-’90s.  While the overt messages inherent in ads that speak to women have changed over the

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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 1)

The messages inherent in the ads that speak to women have changed over the years.  While we do still have plenty of housewifely cleaning product ads, recent years have seen more modern interpretations of the female experience. Some have been

Posted in beauty, body image, culture, fat, feminism, health, self-esteem

Video: "Women’s Issues"

Discovered on YouTube, this video’s creator xEmiAtrophyx says:       This is a TV ad I made for a project that was assigned in my graphic art class. We had to choose a world issue and make an organization that raises awareness

Posted in beauty, body image, fat, health, taboo, weight loss

"Here’s your unusable advice. Good luck!"

I gained 75 lbs in a short period of time after I quit smoking. I’ve had every test in the world, and no one can figure out why. I’m also getting unexplained rashes and staph and yeast skin infections in

Posted in fat, health, weight loss

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