Doesn't that headline sound nicer than this? But yeah, it basically means the same thing. If you're looking for more information on Kate, you'll find it at kateharding.info. Otherwise, please enjoy exploring the archives using the drop-down menus at right. Thank you so much to everyone who's been a part of this community for the… Continue reading Welcome to the Shapely Prose Archive!
Posting this on behalf of Michaela -- if you have any questions, please contact her. -- Kate Hi, my name is Michaela A. Null, and I am a doctoral student in Sociology at Purdue University. I am doing a study about the embodiment of size-accepting fat women, with attention to the ways in which gender,… Continue reading Call for Participants: Size Acceptance Survey
Friend of Shapely Prose Elysia (who writes the blog Born That Way) is an evolutionary biologist, and she had some choice words for the latest dude to use evolutionary psychology as an explanation for why he believes seriously douchey things about women. Please give Elysia a warm welcome. -- Kate My friend Sweet Machine brought a… Continue reading Guest Blogger Elysia: Evo Psych and Icky Girls
Here is me telling you about a thing I wrote elsewhere! For Jezebel, specifically. A sample: So, can't I just agree to disagree with Sarah Palin – or at least to ignore her use of the term and continue to go about my business? Well, evidently not, or I wouldn't be writing this. The problem… Continue reading 5 Ways of Looking at “Sarah Palin Feminism”
Those of you who hate change, brace yourselves. In addition to the new template, I've got news. Over the last few months, three of my longtime co-bloggers have moved on (well, Sweet Machine wasn't necessarily taking a permanent vacation, but realistically... yeah), and Snarky's Machine and I have been trying to keep things going in… Continue reading New Stuff
...in which I write some things other than "Hey, I'm not going to post for a while." Specifically, some reasons why I haven't been posting and probably still won't for a bit. 1) Two nights ago, a spider got up my pajama pant leg while I slept, got trapped around the knee, and left me… Continue reading A Post
Tasha Fierce wrote an incredibly personal essay As Fat As I Wanna Be, which was picked up by Jezebel and has touched off a bit of a dust up in the comment section. If you value your Sanity Watcher points I strongly suggest you avoid reading the comments. Tasha Fierce says: When someone is fat… Continue reading You Are My Sisters