Thursday, August 13, 2009

Things That Suck

This blog post. And pretty much everything from mamaV. Word of advice: if you're interested in promoting FA and awareness of thin privilege, and debunking our cultural myths about obesity and health and beauty and the relative value of persons, calling yourself Barbie and being hateful and snarky to an uppity fattie who will "never be the kind of goddess you are" is probably not the approach you should be taking. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's the opposite of the approach you should be taking.

This op-ed. Where the fuck am I supposed to get the healthy and sustainably produced foods that are so hard to come by in my neck of the woods when people like John Mackey are running their mouths off and making it impossible for me to lend a penny of financial support to their companies based on their political views? Fuck. I don't have a lot of options here.



  1. Meg'n8/14/2009

    Wow, that post at WATRD really sucks. I haven't been over there much, but it doesn't look like it's really worth my time.

  2. Anonymous8/17/2009

    Any comment piece that starts quoting Margaret Thather is dodgy from the onset.

  3. I hung around WATRD for a couple weeks in a bit of a hopeful mood, but I'm done with it. The weak non-apology from mamaV and the way the other contributors have basically ignored this giant issue is a reflection of what you can probably expect from them.

  4. Meg'n8/18/2009

    And now it appears that mamaV doesn't even know what thin privilege is. For real. How can you be a "leading" blogger in body image and self esteem without having this basic kind of knowledge?