Wednesday, October 10, 2007
1. Pssst, we know we're fat, quite assuming we want to order diet soda with our lunches.
2. We love bright colors, will the designers please quit using the most offensive prints they can find in our clothing? Here's a hint, there's a reason why skinny people don't want to wear the elephant/tropical/giant flowered/geometric print mumu/shirt/pants/skirt that you've created. It's UGLY.
3. There is no need to stare at us, there's more than enough to go around. :)
4. Big people need love, too.
5. Just because we are overweight, that doesn't mean we live like bears in caves. We have homes, lives, careers, kids, siblings, spouses - just like normal people.
6. We like food just like everyone else, the only difference is we don't throw it up afterwards.
7. Food Addiction is just as deadly and difficult to kick as alcoholism, drug addiction, nicotine addiction.
8. Life is too short for bad food.
9. Just because we are large doesn't mean we're to be religated to the fat best friend, sympathetic mom-figure, the eternal bridesmaid or any of that crap. We're hot, sexy and ready to GO!
10. Big can be BEAUTIFUL.
11. Close the magazines and turn off the television - you're life will be much happier if you do.
12. Big people have caught on that Cosmo, Elle and other glossy magazines are not the end-all be-all of fashion.
13. Want to know what is sexy? Confidence!
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Sunday, October 07, 2007
Banned Books Week is almost over, have you read your banned book yet? :)
What strikes me as odd about BBW is those who are banning the books are usually places reserved for education. Schools, libraries etc. Seeing that these institutions are funded, at least in part, by our government who should be supporting the freedom of speech - isn't it hypocritical to allow those same instutions to ban books?
In my opinion, any institution who receives tax money as part of their funding, should not have the right to ban a book. Now having said that, I'm not saying that third graders should be reading one of my books - no how no way! It should be up to the parents to determine what is appropriate reading material for their children, not a school or library.
I think what really bothers me is, when does this end?
John Lennon's song IMAGINE could be offensive to some though there are no curse words to be found. Just the line:
"Imagine there's no Heaven,"
would be enough to spin a few conservative heads off their shoulders. Where is the line drawn between inappropriate material for children and inappropriate ideas. Trust me, if we allow these institutions to 'ban' books, it's only a matter of time before one of them tries to ban a book based on the concept, not the content.
That is REALLY scary if you ask me.