Occasionally something will happen — a family member blurts out a troubling comment, a stranger in a store offers unsolicited advice, a coworker makes a grotesque assumption — that makes us question reality. Do we really exist? Does Marianne really feel good when dressed in an eye-catching manner? Does Lesley ACTUALLY go to the gym? Having to always justify our existence takes its toll. That’s the topic of today’s podcast.
Oh, and I say the c-word, but it’s the title of a book so it’s totally cool.
Links mentioned in this episode:
Finding a Healthy Medium, Newsweek article on how eating disorders are ignored in people who aren’t thin
Fat people who deny their plus size (I’ll take Awkwardly Titled Op-Ed Pieces for $1000, Alex.)
Women En Large (also check out The Adipositivity Project for good measure)
“Dogs and cats, living together… mass hysteria!”
Cunt, by Inga Muscio
BELLY FAT (Y’all, I watched about a million diet-pill commercials on YouTube and could not find the one Marianne and I were discussing, but the pertinent part IS shown on this Baltimore news segment from 2005)
The music heard in this episode is by Wasaru.