So, Marianne was mentioned in The Orlando Weekly again.
Best fat-rights blogger
She’s 350 pounds of soft Orlando jiggle, and she says the body mass index is bullshit and people should recognize rights for those who are beyond pleasantly plump. She’s even posed nude to prove that point. So if you’re tubby and need some inspiration on fat power, or are just a chubby-chaser looking for the mother load, you’ve found it.
Here is the letter I just sent to the editor of the Orlando Weekly.
As Marianne Kirby’s friend and co-author of a forthcoming book on body acceptance, I was delighted to see her mentioned again in Orlando Weekly. (Best of Orlando 2008, Local Color.) Well, at least until I read what was written about her.
Marianne’s blog, The Rotund, is about body acceptance and fat politics. One of the recurring messages of the blog is that women’s bodies do not exist simply for the sexual gratification of onlookers. Which means “chubby chasers looking for the mother load [sic]” — as your writer so charmingly put it — will be sorely disappointed by her site. It’s light on the nudie photos (which were taken for a cancer charity), heavy on the thinky feminist shit. Not exactly the internet’s finest source for fat chick porn.
Also, for the record, Marianne’s 319 pounds of “soft Orlando jiggle,” not 350 — a fact your writer could have checked by reading the previous (1/31/2008) article on Marianne in the magazine.
I mean, really. Come on.
I thought that was better than my first draft, which went: ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME YOU HATEFUL ASSWIPES I MEAN SERIOUSLY AND BTW IT’S SPELLED “LODE”* LOVE KATE.
If you have a moment, I would encourage you to send your own. That is all.
*ETA: It didn’t even occur to me that “load” could be a deliberate play on words until Marianne pointed that out — probably because I’ve edited waaaay too many people who actually thought that was the correct spelling. If it wasn’t a mistake, eww.