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Body Loving Blogosphere 05.27.12

Reason #73 Why We Need Curvy Yoga.

How can you not absolutely love roasted cauliflower? Recently many people in my personal life have said, oh but how do you DO that – it seems complicated.. For those folks, and for you, here is a delicious recipe.

Ree Drummond + Brené Brown = all manner of hilarity and awesome.

Love to know what you think about this one: Are Skinny Women Shamed As Much As Fat Women? [And Does it Matter?]

5 Steps to Enhance Your Self-Care.

Oooooh Dating for Dudes. I just love what is going on on Alle Malice’s site right  now.

Taking it All Off: Black Women, Nudity and the Politics of Touch.

THIS: Committing to a Body Image Contract.

Make your life better this week:

Buy a water bottle that you LOVE, not like or tolerate, but LOVE. A bottle that is beautiful and functional, and one that will inspire you to take it along when you go out. Fill that bottle to the brim. Repeat. All. Day. Long.

5 Comments to Body Loving Blogosphere 05.27.12

  1. Sarah Cummings's Gravatar Sarah Cummings
    May 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been a lurker until now but THANK YOU for sharing the article on shaming both thin and fat women. I agree the period, point blank, end of story, fat women have it a lot harder. We don’t see ourselves on TV, online, in catalogs and I can’t see a few offhand comments as the same as a system of exclusion.

  2. TDG's Gravatar TDG
    May 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    As someone who genuinely likes their body… I found the comment section on the NTS post simultaneously fascinating and disturbing. Particularly with regard to the belief that it could be considered “insulting” for someone that’s thin to say that they thought hurt was hurt… does being thin make your experiences any less valid? I think that’s certainly a type of shaming… by saying it’s insulting it’s shaming into silence…

    I also often wonder if it’s not exactly fat shame… but self shame.

  3. May 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the shout-out, lovely! Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend! xo

  4. May 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Mara, thanks so much for the link! Your support means a lot! I loved Brene Brown’s interview with Ree Drummond. And anything Anna writes is brilliant. :)

  5. May 28, 2012 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    That is total bullshit, the idea that thin women are body-shamed just as much as fat women–that’s the sound of someone who has never lived as a fat person. I think NTS is spot-on in her reasoning there: Body shaming exists for ALL women, including those who have body types we conceive of as “ideal,” and there’s never an excuse for it…but to equate the two is shortsighted.

    On the other hand: When I was thin, I did notice that people felt a lot more free to *comment* on my body. Most of the time it was complimentary, but not always; it was like by virtue of being thin, my body was perceived to be immune from any comments that might stick to it. At a larger clothing size I never had any salespeople guess my dress size; at smaller size it almost became a game with some of them. It was really unnerving for me. I’m at a “normal” weight now (i.e. not thin, not overweight) and the body comments have largely ceased. So I suppose there is something to be said for the more vocal commentary on thin women’s bodies that might be perceived as a greater amount of discrimination? But really, one look at the words we associate with fatness should show that the two are far from equitable.

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