Fat Feminist Outrage

or Why it’s not political correctness gone mad to ban the Protein World advert.  (N.B. *trigger warning*) I could write an essay about this advert. I really could. From advertising and marketing, to body image and eating disorders, to health and nutrition, to feminism, to mental health, to the sexualisation of women in society, to capitalism and consumerism, to the colour yellow. I could write pages and … Continue reading Fat Feminist Outrage

Barbie for President!

A new vision of Barbie was unveiled today, that astonishing woman who is nearly up to her 160th career. This time she is ‘Entrepreneur Barbie’, replete with smartphone and tablet as well as the obligatory bright pink dress and stiletto shoes. In spite of the seemingly positive career move for the ever-youthful lady, the usual digs were made. One article quoted a study, done by … Continue reading Barbie for President!

Fat is a Feminist Issue

Around five years ago I first read Susie Orbach’s Fat is a Feminist Issue (FIFI) and re-read it over and over. Fast forward to the present day and I have just attended a discussion at the Feminist Library, and am now at the pub, having a beautiful, fascinating, intellectual, uplifting and brilliant conversation around a table with seven fellow feminists. We cover a massive span … Continue reading Fat is a Feminist Issue