Let me just start this post by saying, if I actually manage to write this without it just turning into a string of expletives I’ll be impressed. It turns out Jamie Oliver is so fired up on the “success” of his sugar tax, that now he wants to go after those awful awful mothers who… Read More Breastfeeding and Jamie Oliver
I’ve written before about how important the term “plus size” is, and why dropping it isn’t actually helpful. In fact I last wrote about it March 2015, it was one of the first posts I wrote on a plus size activism theme, and it was specifically about the #DropThePlus campaign by Ajay Rochester and plus… Read More “Curvy sexylicious” vs Plus Size
Being body positive and being feminist sometimes collide in my head, one of the issues which comes up often is to do with nude bodies. From a feminist point of view, women’s nude bodies are (more often than not) used in the media specifically to appeal to the male gaze, they are often objectifying and… Read More Plus Size Nudity
I’m starting a new weekly series to celebrate inspiring women. I’m starting with the amazing Beth Ditto! I have to confess, I am late to the Beth Ditto fan club, having only actually listened to her for the first time last year. But I am a convert.
I was going to tweet about this, but realised it would be far too long to fit into even a series of tweets. In a massive misrepresentation of what the body positive movement is about I got sent this tweet.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, trying to decide whether to write about it or not, and last night I read an article which has made me realise I need to. So I want to talk to you about female friendships, my experience, and expectations.
Can I? Yes. I can. In case you’ve missed it, Oprah Magazine ran an advice column where a reader asked if she could “pull off a crop top”, and the response was an unequivocal no unless the reader had a flat stomach. As you can imagine, this caused an outcry.
This was originally a rant in a private group, but fuck it, I think it needs saying publicly. This is aimed at certain types of plus size women, the kind who harm a positive movement with their nastiness.
This tweet popped up on my timeline, I was busy at the time, so I didn’t see the context or know about any twitter storm. It irritated me though, and I expected better from this particular person. So I responded and thought no more about it.
Looks like I’ve been busy this April, so thought I’d do a little recap. I’ve mostly been talking Plus Size it seems.