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Blog posts October 2010

I had nothing to add

October 31, 2010

Last night I was at my cousin's wedding reception and while a bunch of us lady-folk were sitting around waiting for the dancing to start, inevitably (it seemed) the conversation went to who was looking great, who'd lost weight, and lamenting extra po…

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Moody Monday

October 25, 2010

Maybe it's the gloomy weather/lack of sun and this particular time of year, but I'm feeling a touch sensitive today.  Boo for that.  In lieu of an actual post, some links:

Are you on Facebook?  Twitter? I am, and I was a little appalled this morni…

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I'm on the Twitter! + Some Pics

October 23, 2010

Well, have been for a while. I tweet about all sorts of stuff; feminism, fat acceptance, environmental and human rights issues, gardening, and geeky things!  Find me there as JeninCanada.  Original, I know.

Also new and exciting: I cut my hair! Wee…

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WTF Friday

October 22, 2010

This week has been one of crashy-bad-news over and over again.  Note to self: do some self care and DON'T READ STUFF THAT WILL UPSET YOU TODAY.  That's why I don't watch the news anymore and am selective about the stuff I let myself read online.  It'…

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Mom puts 2 yr old on extreme diet...for life

October 21, 2010

Before I have even drank my coffee this morning I found a link to an article in the UK's Daily Mail that has got my rage on.  I'm sure I'll move on to pity shortly. 

A short excerpt:  Corleigh (the daughter) has been on the regime since the age o…

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Monday Madness

October 18, 2010

Happy Monday, everyone.  I hope your week is one of productivity and low stress!  My only goal this week is start a bunch of papers for class that are due next week and keep plugging away at projects.  FA/HAES wise, I'm going to cut cheese out of my …

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Blog for Action Day: WATER

October 15, 2010

Water and I have a complicated relationship; I could swim before I could walk and have never been scared in a boat or pool.  We regularly went camping when I was a kid on the sandy edge of a quiet lake, swimming from dawn till dusk, catching frogs on…

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Your Next Mayor-Too Fat, Too Short, Too Gay, Too Mob

October 12, 2010

A friend of mine snagged October 2nd's Toronto Star for me, knowing that the headline and accompanying photo would get me blogging.  He was so right.  I can't find a copy of the photo and my scanner isn't hooked up so I'll give you the best descripti…

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Blog for Action Day: October 15th

October 11, 2010
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Today's post about the Toronto Star will be up tomorrow in favour of starting an essay that's a couple of days late. In the meantime, join me on October 15th to blog about Water! We can't live without it…

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Finding Her Here

October 10, 2010

Lately I've been wrestling with something that could either be seen as incredibly body positive and empowering or degrading and slutty so I haven't had a lot to say.  However! In lieu of an actual post, here are some beautiful words from my dear dear…

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Pretty in Ink

October 1, 2010

Tattoos are so nifty; I have only one but am planning on one more, ok, two more, before I'm done.  I think body modification is a great way to claim ownership of one's self, flip the bird to the stereotypes of what people 'should' look like, and expr…

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