It’s a big, beautiful blogosphere out there, my friends, and I thought it might be fun today to share a couple of the highlights I’ve read in the last few days.
Kate Harding over at Shapely Prose has an interesting article about who the villian really is in an episode of Dr. Who (moderate spoilers for an episode that has not yet been aired in the US, so proceed at your own risk…but I’m a complete spoilerphobe and don’t feel it was ruined for me).
Fatgrrl has a cry from the heart for Lane Bryant to remember not all fat women are shaped the same way…and she’s coming at it from the small-busted perspective. Sing it, B-cup sisters! I am one of you.
Rachel at The F-Word has a sometimes amusing, more often infuriating look at articles and ads from the fifties about weight and women. Isn’t it illuminating to know that women gain their extra weight from “constantly nibbling candy and nuts and cake and cookies between meals and in addition to their regular meals” and therefore should be deeply ashamed, whereas men shouldn’t mind a bit of a spare tire, since they get them from meats, gravies, alcohol and inactivity. Seriously, after reading that I needed a drink and I’m a lifelong teatotaller.
Junkfood Science neatly dissects a recently ballyhooed report on longer hospital stays for fat new mothers.
If you’ve seen something important or amusing in the wonderful world of fat blogging, I’d love to hear about it, too.