This thread contained a number of stories of Shapelings' experiences of discrimination from doctors - including stories of patients being directly and concretely physically harmed by a doctor's failure to diagnose something properly due to weight bias. Okay, so I feel like what I'm about to say is some kind of thick purée of every … Continue reading Quick appeal: Stories of weight discrimination and health care
So here’s a blurb on a new study, courtesy of Washington Post’s “The Checkup.” It opens: Women, want to enjoy good health in your golden years? Ooh! I know this one! [thinks] YES. Lose weight. Now. Oh. Wow, that’s… um, directive. Not one to slice the bologna too thin, eh, WaPo? Attention ALL WOMEN! What? … Continue reading The Vision Chart Effect
Shapelings, in a few weeks I'll be giving a public lecture at my new academic institution. In the lecture I plan on doing a theologically-inflected Fat Acceptance 101. Or perhaps it will be a Theology of Embodiment 101 with a big helping of Fat Acceptance. I don't know, because I haven't written it yet. But … Continue reading Appeal: Examples of progressive religious people behaving badly (or goodly)
I spent most of the first year of my older son’s life in a haze, trying to navigate between his overwhelming need, my overwhelming desire to be a good mom, postpartum depression, doctoral coursework, sleep deprivation, and social isolation. This form of life was so new to me, and at times so desolate, that it … Continue reading The Motherhood Post I’ve Been Promising
Hello, Shapelings! This is A Sarah, reporting from amidst a sea of boxes. (Well, actually it's more of a puddle of boxes at this point, hooray!) As usual, a lengthy preamble and personal anecdote: As I've mentioned before, we recently moved to a different area of the country, and I'm just now starting my first … Continue reading Am I “worth it”? Well, yes and no.
So here's what I'm wondering, as I type while meanwhile my younger son naps and my older son tells me "Mommy! Keep looking! Mommy!" because he's sure that if I just watch this episode of Word World for the thirtieth time I will finally come to appreciate it as much as he does. I'm wondering … Continue reading Friday Fluff, sort of. And sort of an open thread also.
Your attention, please. From Fox News' Neil Cavuto (won't dignify it with a link), by way of Talking Points Memo, by way of Jezebel: Michael Karolchyk -- who started the Denver Anti-Gym for the purpose of "getting clients in shape for sex;" who included in said gym an extra-special super-secret sauna for clients below a … Continue reading An Urgent Message To Shapely Prose Readers