Archive for November, 2008
We finally got to rent Young @ Heart, and watch the movie in its entirety. We’d tried to see it at the fabulous Academy Theater, but the baby geeked out in the daycare room half-way through and they called us to come and get him and off we went, left in suspense!
Sometimes being a mama feels exactly like being in high school. You’re thrown in with a group of people you have nothing in common with but a life-stage and the slightly elevated chance they’ll be on psycho-pharms.
A student of mine is working on a project about the experience of being a fat woman in America and looking for input… Please help! She’s especially interested in hearing from fat women, but all are welcome.
How do you feel when you hear a woman described as fat? Neutral? Sad? Sorry for them? Pissed at the skinny asshole who is describing?
What could the real experiences of a fat woman (funny, sad, delightful, sexual, honest accounts of discriminaton) provoke in readers accustomed to weight-loss memoirs?
In your opinion, is fat discrimination comparable to racism, sexism, homophobia? Why? Why not?
What immediately comes to mind when you think about clothes for fat women?
What images do you see when you think about fat women as sexual? How are these images the same or different than the sexuality America pushes
But being for Obama doesn’t make anyone all about equality. Oregon’s electorate is largely white, and they prove themselves blue & homophobic every time.