Tumblr Poem “Funny Girl”

This is another wonderful poem I found on tumblr. It really resonated with me, particularly with how I often use humor or self-deprecating jokes as a wall. It also made me think of how many really funny “fat” women are prevalent lately (specifically thinking of Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy) and how many of their…

“How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body “

“How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body “ I like the message in this article but the tone is really accusatory and a little angry…I understand the passion behind a message like this, and I agree with it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if people responded to this with comments like, “Don’t tell…

Class notes 11/14

Author Presentation on Courtney Martin, by Allie Class analysis of Marie Claire article “Forced to Be Fat,” divided by sections Section 1 Rhetoric/language used in the introduction invokes repulsion, disgust “summer camp” – establishes author as writing from a western, privileged perspective Section 2 establishes history of the country/tradition of force-feeding further shows bias: western…