I recently browsed a comment thread devoted to complaining about me. I noticed something a few comments had in common: So she doesn’t want to diet or exercise, fine, whatever, but…do something about those eyebrows! Hey now! I kind of love my eyebrows! Another comment mocked the thinning hair on my head. Here’s another: Apparently […]Continue Reading... 11 Comments.
By Joshua Bardwell, originally posted in March 2010 at Jack-Booted Liberal. This ad, seen in an airport, illustrates the complexity of attempting to support women in a culture that is steeped in female objectification. On the one hand, the ad is explicitly pro-woman. On the other hand, it represents women as a “natural resource” to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
From here: From here: From here (porn): From here: From here: This last image is from a Pinterest board full of pictures of fat women. I have a Pinterest board of my own called Fat Body Love where I collect pictures of fat women, articles, books, quotes, and anything else that gives me inspiration to […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Check out this post card from Post Secret: Aside from the postcard’s message, I find the drawing interesting. This person is wearing a short skirt and high heels. So what is supposed to tell us that it’s a man? The hairy legs, of course, even though women naturally have similar hair on their legs. Why […]Continue Reading... 19 Comments.
There are lots of great sites online about breastfeeding which is good news since there is so much information a breastfeeding mama might want to know! This page gives you a starting place for information about breastfeeding and points you towards a lot of other great resources so you can dive in and learn as […]Continue Reading... 14 Comments.
Kmom at The Well-Rounded Mama has proposed a blog carnival for documenting photographs of fat women pregnant, birthing, and parenting. She states: It’s SO important that there be pregnancy and parenting images of women of size out there, showing that we do have babies, we do give birth, we do breastfeed, and we do parent. As I’ve educated myself […]Continue Reading... 41 Comments.
Over at Slate, Katie Roiphe has an article called Get Your Kid Off Your Facebook Page, subtitled “Why do women hide behind their children?” In it, she takes a subject I’m sure we’re all familiar with (sometimes previously interesting friends get obsessed over a new topic and turn into boring drones), applies it to a certain […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.