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Weekly Awesome 1.26

January 26, 2012


~Stuff I pinned on my TIAW, Wisdom, and Stuff That’s Wrong boards.
~A great article from a woman who identifies as asexual.
~It took me awhile to get around to reading this article b/c I feel like, if I’m going to speak against the BMI, I should hold that consistent and not assume that just because a woman falls into the “anorexic” range on the chart means she IS anorexic – for all I know she’s just petite and as unfairly treated as women with a lot of muscle mass who are labeled as “obese”. BUT! I finally read the article, and I think it’s far more about widening the diversity among models and plus-sized models, and providing clothes to a diverse consumer market than it is about models being anorexic or not.
~One mom’s response when her daughter calls herself fat. I’M VERKLEMPT.
~I’m buying these. (Seen on Chookooloonks.)
~“We want to promote a more socially responsible approach to exercise where people are more interested in gaining strength or muscle mass, working on form or learning a new skill instead of focusing on a number on a scale.” AMEN TO THAT. I haven’t owned a scale in years. How about you?

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2 Responses to “Weekly Awesome 1.26”

  1. Louellen Says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    See, this is good art! It has a good message!

    I dragged myself through 2 years of art college, where the line between pornography and art was blurred. I was so disgusted, I left the school, and every day I am thankful that I did. I also don’t need someone else telling me how my dreams are supposed to look. I painted a picture of a pregnant black woman, and it was so beautiful and amazing to me! well guess what, no one, not any of my classmates or teachers were really impressed by it. I felt so degraded just knowing that they didn’t care. Could I contact someone here and send them the picture of my painting???? I don’t know why I never did it before!

  2. Karen R Says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    These were pretty awesome, I must say. Loved the article on asexuality, though I found it interesting that the more comments I read, the more gray and blurred the defining lines became between “asexual” and sexuality as subordinate to other forms of connection. Then again, I’ve never thought that anything having to do with sexuality has a real defining line to it anyway!

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