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Weekly Awesome 10.3

October 3, 2012


~Stuff I pinned at my TIAW and Wisdom boards.

HERO OF THE WEEK. AGAIN. (We are so lucky that we get a new heroine every week lately. Thank you, Interwebz, for being so awesome.) This news anchor got an email telling her, essentially, that she is too fat to be on TV. The man acted like he was concerned for her, and for the community – especially young girls. He said she was a poor role model at her size and that she should do something about that. She addresses the email elegantly and badassedly (that is SO a word, Spellcheck!). But I’d like to add to what she said. How in the whole wide Universe, is it her responsibility to look a certain way for the “benefit” of society? She went to school for journalism. That doesn’t automatically make her a role model. Whoever happens to be on the television at the moment isn’t, it turns out, a role model for any child who happens to be in the room. And, it turns out, it is the parent’s responsibility to make sure the child knows that. Furthermore, how is it good role modeling to only allow people of a certain size, or shape (or gender, or race) on the TV? It’s not. DIVERSITY, people. It’s awesome. So, WTG, Jennifer. You are beautiful. Inside and out. Thank you for taking a stand against bullying.

That’s two women in two weeks who’ve confronted their bullies and taught the world a lesson in the process. My heart just grew three sizes, you guys.

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2 Responses to “Weekly Awesome 10.3”

  1. Bethany Says:
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I watched that news anchor video yesterday and she was absolutely heroic in how she stood up for herself and everyone else out there who may be “fat” as that man said in that email. That man or woman who sent that email should be ashamed of themselves. I can’t believe they would talk about her being a role model!!! What are you teaching your child by judging the people around them esp just by the scale or waist band size???? I commend you all for posting this and as always I can’t wait for next weeks post!

  2. lucyislucid Says:
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Love your blog, love the pictures, love that so many women are beginning to stand up & be brave enough to face the world without an airbrush or scaffolding-cum-underwear. Thanks for making me feel normal & just a little beautiful OMx

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