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This humble article on The Adipositivity Project over at Sociological Images has spurred a hell of a good discussion on fatness. There are a few folks beating the fat=unhealthy drum, but there are so many other thoughtful comments it's totally worth it. Check it out!

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Bilt4Cmfrt
January 12th, 2010 | Link | Saw this last week and

Saw this last week and thought it a pretty balanced discussion [read; few Trolls, not much condescension]. They didn't get into the headless fatty thing. Probably because most people on the thread weren't even aware of it, but Substantia's position on that and the reasons for her shooting style did end up being explained.

Unfortunately a lot of people couldn't seem to get past the gender issues ['The pictures are vaguely pornographic!' 'Why are they ALL women?']. Diverting into male gaze issues more than a few times while glossing over, what I think, is the main point; The ONLY place you see fat bodies in photography is on sensational, 'FATZ=DETH!!11!!' health / media articles. What does that say about the art, the artists, and the people who view it?

It was a good post and, again, the discussion was refreshingly free of Epipanic rhetoric. I guess I just would have liked to see more discussion of photography and images in a context more like that of this article from the IrishTimes. Ah well, we're getting there, I suppose.

"there's one form of intolerance I'm willing to defend, and that's intolerance of intolerance."
-Carolyn Hax
The Washington Post

Kunoichi January 15th, 2010 | Link | They're covering adiposity
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Bilt4Cmfrt
January 15th, 2010 | Link | Yikes! Kunoichi, that

Yikes! Kunoichi, that article is deep. And the Comments Conversation after it? . . . Well, I guess I let myself slip into thinking the site was just another photoblog. Right. SOCimages. Got it now. There's a lot going on in that blog. Excellent find.

"there's one form of intolerance I'm willing to defend, and that's intolerance of intolerance."
-Carolyn Hax
The Washington Post

Kunoichi January 15th, 2010 | Link | I'm glad I found it, too -

I'm glad I found it, too - this is the sort of stuff my daughter reads and she passed it on to me when she saw the post on the Adiposity Project. *L* Does she know her mom, or what? Laughing out loud

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