Have at it, Shapelings. I'm using all my words for dissertating today and my co-bloggers are using theirs for their paid jobs. Fluffcation rules do not apply on this thread: feel free to talk about what you want and get as controversial as you feel, so long as you abide by the Comments Policy. Speaking … Continue reading Open thread
A Shapeling (who wishes to remain anonymous for the purpose of this thread) has some questions she's been mulling after some of our recent discussions about gender and feminism. What do you do when the men in your life are only partway to feminism -- when they agree that, say, women should have equal pay … Continue reading Getting to 101
Are you a newish reader who's not a douchehound? Do you wish you could talk to other Shapelings without our annoying requests that you "stay on topic" and "quit threadjacking" already? Do you want to organize a baby donut party in your town? Do you have a boring office job and need even more ways … Continue reading Hey, remember this?
OK, Shapelings, lots of you have been asking where we might be going on a book tour, and the answer is, we have no idea yet. Well, we have one idea. There will definitely be an event at Re/Dress in Brooklyn on June 5. Other than that, nothing's firm yet. So we need a little … Continue reading Help Us Plan a Book Tour!
Regular readers: my essay from Feed Me! Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight and Body Image, edited by Harriet Brown, is on the front page (eeee!) of Salon today. Check it out! Visitors from Salon: Welcome! Well, most of you, anyway. Please note that the comments policy here is a whoooole lot stricter than Salon's, … Continue reading Welcome, Salon readers!
Check out what's going on in the Shapeling community. We are pushing 700 members! If I could make virtual confetti and balloons drop on Shapeling #700, I totally would. Tiffany shares a grossly food-shaming holiday poem/email forward, and fuzzyoctopus starts a chain of brilliant body-positive response poems. Genevieve asks, What is/was your FoBT? leafspeech looks … Continue reading Best of
We are totally thrilled that over 300 of you have joined the freshly minted Shapely Prose community at Ning. If you haven't joined yet, go check it out! Since it's so active, I thought I would start a quasi-regular post highlighting some particularly active or fun discussions on the forums. miakodajs relates the all too … Continue reading Weekly-ish best of