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Weekly Awesome 9.6

September 6, 2012


~Stuff I pinned at my TIAW and Wisdom boards.
~This article about a doctor who no longer accepts patients who weight over 200 pounds is full of brain-exploding little gems like, “The problem with obesity is it has become socially acceptable,” and, “But I can’t charge double for an obese patient [the way airlines do].”
~Luckily this article has some good thoughts on the subject.
~I used to like to read Twilight and watch the movies. Not because I thought they were, like, good literature or Oscar-quality or anything. I liked them for the same reasons I like The Day After Tomorrow or Volcano. But, despite my enjoyment of it’s flaws, I found the whole Twilight phenomenon to be disturbing. What sorts of lessons does it teach girls? But then Fifty Shades of Grey came along. What started out as Twilight fanfiction has created another pop culture phenomenon which is equally as disturbing. Here’s an article arguing that the story is a poor cover of child pornography.
~Life with Crohn’s Disease. Funny how we forget that bodies serve a function that’s not directly related to looking a certain way. And when your body doesn’t serve it’s many functions in one way or several, it requires some rethinking.
~Or how about when your brain doesn’t fulfill its function?

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2 Responses to “Weekly Awesome 9.6”

  1. Mina Says:
    September 7th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I’m disgusted with that doctor. Her claim that obese people should be seen by a specialist makes no sense if they’re being seen by her for a non-obesity related illness. And 200 lbs is a pretty arbitrary number. Plenty of people would be underweight if they were less than 200 lbs. I haven’t read 50 Shades. I am totally disturbed this review…I read the Twilight books and hated the way they portrayed the young girl as depressed and behaving in risky manners until her BF magically reappeared and saved her from her depression. What the heck is that teaching young girls?

  2. bethany actually Says:
    September 7th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    That article about Fifty Shades was CHILLING.

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