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Mansplaining #shirtgate to women is meta misogyny

A man wore a shirt with women in bondage to work. Not just to work, but to an event that would be broadcast everywhere in the world because the event involved landing a rocket on a comet. A very, very cool thing that had never been done before. Two women in STEM commented that the … Continue reading

Madonna’s vagina selfie that wasn’t (or a lesson in ageism for woman)

While reading some news articles for a future post I chanced upon a pure click bait link: Madonna’s vagina selfie While normally I dismiss those things and move along with a nothing-here-for-you-to-see attitude, I just had to click. Partly because I love Madonna and partly because I really wondered exactly what she posted.  After all, … Continue reading

A tale of 2 BMIs: thoughts on redefining obesity

I am now the same weight that I was in grade 12: 154 lbs. At 5′ 11″ that gives me a body mass index (BMI) of 21.5 (it was 29 a year and a half ago). While my weight and height are the same as 17-year-old Jen, my size is not. I was a size … Continue reading

Thoughts on winning my own personal hunger games

Last week I had what can only be described as the cold virus from hell. Headache, fever, body aches, and congestion so bad that my eyes were leaking. I also lost 6 lbs. Now you might think that all of those are pretty typical symptoms for a Hades bred adenovirus; however, I have never, ever … Continue reading

What’s unhealthy about the Plus Model Magazine article on plus size bodies and why it matters

Several people sent me this link to a recent article and photo shoot in Plus Model magazine. There are striking images of a plus size model next to a traditional model, making the plus model (a reported size 12) look gargantuan and the traditional model look, well, like a stick. Obviously the desired effect. However, … Continue reading

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