~Stuff I pinned on my TIAW, Wisdom, and Stuff That’s Wrong boards.
~OK, so, this isn’t about a woman, but a lot of what Kevin Smith says reflects what I hear women say. On the whole the article is extremely relevant in the movement to end size discrimination. “Racism and sexism will get you ostracised in more enlightened communities, but you can mock fat people all you want.” (PS. For the record, I hear this kind of issue out of Southwest Airlines ALL.THE.TIME.)
~Another one from a guy – this time a message to women. Listen to him, beautiful ladies, he’s RIGHT.
~When my younger daughter was about four years old, she stood in our kitchen, pulled up her shirt and popped her tummy straight out. It was impressive, that round little belly. I smiled, and she grinned back. “That’s as cute as I can make it,” she said proudly. <--That is just too perfect. We should all take a cue from that little girl. Read the rest here.
~The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being Irresistible – Even To Yourself. Although, frankly, this advice works for any-size girls. And, you know what? I say this stuff all the time and I post stuff that says it all the time. And I will keep doing it until it sinks in to every woman’s heart.
~This article proposes that real women have curves – even the skinny women. And the real point here is to stop arguing and stand together as WOMEN. Just as women. Beautiful, amazing, strong, soft, gentle, fiery women.
~Vegans can be chubby, too. Sometimes it’s more (or different) than diet.
~Yet another example of perfectly good airtime going to pick apart a celebrity’s body rather than, say, real issues of the world. Jessica Simpson is beautiful and her weight just isn’t anyone’s business.
~Oh wait. Another one of those. This time about Paula Deen. (And, yes, it’s been sitting in my “Articles I may post someday” queue for quite awhile.)
~This article, by a young mother, asks “When did it stop being acceptable for a woman to have children before a career if she wanted to?” <–This strikes me as applicable to The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf. Women today are required to be homemakers, to have careers, and to be beautiful and young always. That’s an awful lot to ask of anyone and someday women are going to crack under the pressure. We must, instead, choose to love ourselves exactly as we are, and to live our lives exactly as WE want. And if that means homemaking, or a career, or children at 20 or no children ever – that’s OK. Because you are amazing just as you are. And so am I. And so are we all.
Have an awesome week!