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Blog posts January 2012

Merry Monday

January 30, 2012

If anyone remembers, a while back I posted about a small, heart-shaped sign that used to hang in my old kitchen. It says "Broken cookies don't have calories". I haven't hung it up in my new kitchen because that kind of thinking just isn't me anymore,…

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Talking with Your Kids about Fat People

January 27, 2012

The other day after work I was browsing the Fat o' Sphere and came upon Elizabeths' post over at The Extender on Sharran Alexander, the UK's only woman sumo wrestler. From there I went to the Daily Mail article for more details as I didn't even know …

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On More, Spinning Forward and Occupy

January 24, 2012

Since my last Occupy related post on Friday, things haven't got much better but at least they didn't get much worse (and by not much worse I mean that I'm probably going to get my modly powers revoked and they're REALLY not happy about my blog). It i…

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Music Monday!

January 23, 2012

As I'm running out the door, enjoy this! Big Girl, You Are Beautiful! by Mika

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Celebrate Roe with Trust Women Week!

January 21, 2012

This week is a big week for reproductive choice advocates; the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is being celebrated at MoveOn.org with a push-back against 2011 being the year of (overt) War on Women in the United States. Last year was the year a reco…

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Disappointed & Disillusioned w Occupy

January 19, 2012

GIANT trigger warning for fat hate, violent rhetoric and imagery, and racist language.

Today has been a rough day with my local Occupy. It started with a long, heated conversation about using violent and/or eliminationist language, a conversation tha…

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#SOPAStrike!

January 18, 2012

Today's non-post has been brought to you by #SOPAStrike! More at this LINK.

Why am I striking? Aren't I a Canadian? Well, the internet affects us all, the way a collaborative global network should. SOPA and PIPA are bills that would allow a company t…

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Childhood Obesity-Now with 5-2-1-0 more rules!

January 17, 2012

When you google the words 'childhood obesity canada' the first site that comes up is the Childhood Obesity Foundation, a registered British Columbia charity that's "dedicated to educating Canadian children, their families and care givers, educators,…

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Monkeying Around w Obesity Research

January 13, 2012

Today's post is up over at Fierce Fatties! Did you know fat people are fat because they eat too much and dont' move enough, and that monkeys are just like people? Me neither! Go check it out.

The Childhood Obesity Foundation website post will be up h…

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Review: Childhood Obesity Foundation.ca

January 12, 2012

There is so much fail going on at this website I barely even know where to start. There is so much fail I'm not done writing my post yet, and must finish it on my lunch break! (Remember, I'm on Pacific time) For now, I leave you with this little teas…

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Intersectional: Fat, Feminism and Anger

January 11, 2012

I've been following Fierce Fatties anti-Strong 4 Life campaign (that'd be the one with the horrible billboards that shame fat kids) and today at the blog Shannon has a peice up about being blocked by their Twitter account. In the comments, one reads …

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Facebook at Fat and Not Afraid

January 10, 2012

A commenter was wondering if I have a Facebook page. I didn't, but I do now! *points to the far right part of the screen* Maybe it'll feel less like I'm writing in a void now, who knows? In any case, please "Like" and Share if Fat and Not Afraid is s…

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Teen Weightloss Surgery

January 9, 2012

MSNBC is highlighting a story right now on it's front page that doesn't do a bad job showing the two sides of the weight loss surgery story, this time with a focus on teenagers. Titled "Young, Obese and getting weight loss surgery" it mostly follows …

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Pantheon Discusses Fat Acceptance

January 4, 2012

One of the Pagan blogs/blogging sites I read on a regular basis is Pantheon. Star has great perspectives on a lot of different subjects so when I went there today and saw a simple heading "Fat Acceptance?" I was both intrigued and hesitant. I was pre…

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From Pattie: ReVolutions, not resolutions!

January 2, 2012

2011 was a big year for our family with the move, Gabe's first year of school, graduating from university (again. *groan*) and being without Ryan for nearly 3 solid months, but I don't remember making any resolutions at the begining. I rarely do. The…

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