sexy Midnight Oil short set

These are sexy, comfortable and easy to wear…and can keep up with you all night!

  • $25.00
  • Sizes XL/2XL
  • Nylon/lycra
  • Hand wash, hang to dry
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    I feel it will be thick girls who advance the fat acceptance movement in the biggest way.

    Chloe Marshal who was the first plus sized woman to compete in the miss england pagent.

    This seems more common sense than anything or atleast observation, it seems many of us big girls crave to see big women in the spotlight. I was reading a post on Chloe Marshal

    And it struck me, most of the women role promote fat acceptance in a big way are plumpers. thats right though the most vocal tend to be bbw’s and ssbbws but its the plumpers that actually make progress. delta burk, Chloe Marshal, America Ferrera, Kirstie Alley etc etc…. all plumpers .

    I find that interesting because I have been told by women in the FA movement that smaller bbws cant understand or help the cause but here I am looking at story after story of plumpers making the biggest difference in america’s perception of size vs beauty.

    My ex boyfriend ( bbwpimp from ThickTopia)compared it to the light vs dark skinned black thing.

    on how lighter skinned blacks gained acceptance first making the way for their darker skinned brethren  I feel  plumpers  are  the fa equivalent of light skinned blacks, and the FA movement is where the civil rights movment was in the 50’s.

    america ferrera is to FA today what lena horne was to civil rights in the 40’s not that lena did any marching

    Lena Horne the first really big african american star way back in the 40s

    Lena Horne the first really big african american star way back in the 40's

    America Ferrera Star of ugly betty, award winning actress and plumper( you go girl!!!)

    America Ferrera Star of ugly betty, award winning actress and plumper( you go girl!!!)

    but she did add acceptability to the african american community in the eyes of the general population at large. I imagine many guys back in the 40’s saying ” that lena horne is hot for a colored gal” and I also imagine some viewers of the miss englan pagent saying ” that Chloe Marshal is hot for a fat chick” yes that is offensive in and of itself but it is a step toward acceptance.

    Disfigured

    I love Netflix, because not only does it make watching movies possible for me, as a mom to a toddler, but I can get just about any film/TV show I want. I just finished watching Disfigured, a film about a fat woman who belongs to an FA group, still struggling with self acceptance, who befriends a recovering anorexic. For those of you with a history of ED, the film does have several scenes which may be triggering. Although the film was a bit on the shallow end, in terms of the story, the characters were really well developed. Lydia, wasn’t just a caricature of a fat woman, she was a whole person, something which you rarely find in film or TV. It’s also extremely unusual to have a fat character as a lead, especially since she doesn’t miraculously lose weight by the end of the film.

    One of the most powerful scenes in the movie was the sex scene between Lydia and Bob. This was a real sex scene, two people, naked, having sex. I have never seen a sex scene involving one fat person, let alone two, in which the characters were not portrayed as ridiculous, hideous, over sexed, or just freaky. I have never seen a woman, who looks like me, as a romantic interest, let alone naked on screen. I could get some BBW porn I suppose, but that is not a portrayal of a “normal” woman, it’s a portrayal of a fetish. This was a regular movie, about regular people, who happened to be fat, and also happened to have sex.In your typical Hollywood movies, fat characters are often played by thin people in fat suits. These characters exist for one of two reasons, either to show their miraculous and wonderful transformation into thin people (i.e. socially acceptable heroes), or for comic relief (i.e. look at how much that fat person eats, look at the fat person farting, look at the over sexed fat person, and that’s just in Eddie Murphy movies). That was not the case in this film.

    This was not my favorite film, it could have been more in depth, and portrayed anorexia more realistically, but overall it was really good. It would be great to see more movies with fat characters who are just regular people. I’m not sure how likely that is, but we can voice our opinions with our money. If you go to see a movie in which a “fat” person is portrayed as a caricature, only to be mocked, or be accepted only after losing weight, then you are supporting a culture in which all of us “real” fat people are also mocked, and expected to lose weight in order to be acceptable. Fat people are PEOPLE. Disfigured portrayed Lydia as a person, in our obesity-hysteria filled culture that is unusual and commendable.

    A lovely swimsuit

    This lovely swimwear.

    This simple yet elegant new tankini from Christina is unlike any other. Don’t be fooled by the thin straps – this plus size swimsuit still offers great support with a wide elastic band in the front and back! The straps also feature white trim to match the design on the top.

    • Soft-cup bra with 1 1/4 inch wide elastic band in front and back for extra support
    • Flattering V-neck design
    • Adjustable straps with metal sliders for custom fit
    • Straight-lined back
    • Length of top 14″ from underarm to hemline
    • Made from chlorine resistant fabric to reduce fading
    • 80% Nylon 20% Spandex.
    • Color: Black/White
    • Hand Wash. Imported
    • Ladie’s Portrait 2pc Sweetheart Camisole Plus Size Swimsuit
      Item # CHWA52600
      Regular price: $88.00
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    The Burdens of Being Overweight: Mistreatment and Misconceptions

    Aleta Walker never had any friends during her childhood and adolescence in Hannibal, Mo. Instead, she was ridiculed and bullied every day. When she walked down the halls at school, boys would flatten themselves against the lockers and cry, “Wide load!” But the worst was lunchtime, she said.

    “Every day there was this production of watching me eat lunch,” Ms. Walker said. She tried to avoid going to the school cafeteria. “I would hide out in the bathroom. I would hide out behind the gym by the baseball diamond. I would hide in the library.”

    One day, schoolmates started throwing food at her as she sat at a table at lunch. Plates of spaghetti splashed onto her face, and the long greasy strands dripped onto her clothes. “Everyone was laughing and pointing. They were making pig noises. I just sat there,” she said. Surrounded by Abuse

    Ms. Walker is fat. And, like most fat people, she has been dogged by ridicule and abuse throughout her life. She has felt discrimination on the job. She is constantly subjected to rude remarks and ugly noises, like pig grunts or moos, when she goes out, and she has had a hard time making friends.

    Despite the consistent findings by obesity researchers that most people actually have little control over their body weight, researchers find and fat people confirm that society continues to deride fat people for their condition.

    Studies have found that fat people are less likely to be admitted to elite colleges, are less likely to be hired for a job, make less money when they are hired, and are less likely to be promoted. One study found that businessmen sacrifice $1,000 in salary for every pound they are overweight. Fat people tell researchers that they are accosted on the street by strangers who admonish them to lose weight. Often, their own children are ashamed of them. Studies have shown that even many doctors find fat people disgusting, and some refuse to treat them. They’d Rather Be Blind

    In a recent study of formerly fat people who had lost weight after intestinal bypass surgery, researchers at the University of Florida reported that virtually all said they would rather be blind or deaf or have a leg amputated than be fat again.

    “Overweight people have a condition that is unacceptable in our society,” said Dr. Kelly Brownell, an obesity researcher at Yale University School of Medicine. And, he added, unlike the blind or the deaf, fat people are told that they could be thin if they really wanted to. “It’s kind of a double punishment,” Dr. Brownell said.

    Dr. Albert Stunkard, an obesity researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, agreed. “There’s that implicit assumption that you really could lose weight if you settled down and stopped being such a fat slob,” he said.

    Fat people are the last group that it is acceptable to discriminate against blatantly, said Dr. Esther Rothblum, a psychologist at the University of Vermont who studies the social consequences of being fat. Sally E. Smith, the executive director of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, an advocacy group in Sacramento, Calif., said Michigan is the only state that prohibits discrimination against fat people. Ms. Smith added that fat people have sued employers and sometimes won on the basis of discrimination against the handicapped but not on the basis of discrimination against the obese. Desperate Fight Against Weight

    An estimated 25 to 30 percent of Americans are obese, defined as 25 percent or more above their ideal weight. Most have tried and tried again to reduce. Often the fatter they are, the more desperately they tried.

    Tyranny of the slender?

    Unashamed of their size, fed up with fat jokes, and angry at the national obsession with dieting, overweight activists are mounting a feisty protest movement against the medical establishment’s campaign against obesity.

    “We’re living in the middle of a witch hunt and fat people are the witches,” said Marilyn Wann of San Francisco, a militant member of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. “It’s gotten markedly worse in the last few years because of the propaganda that fatness, a natural human characteristic, is somehow a form of disease.”

    The association, known as NAAFA, holds its annual convention starting Wednesday in Newark, N.J., bringing together activists for social events and workshops on self-acceptance, political advocacy and the “fat liberation” movement.

    “I hope we can be a viable force of sanity in the midst of hysteria,” said NAAFA spokeswoman Mary Ray Worley of Madison, Wis. “I’ve found allies in all kinds of unexpected places, but overall there’s a lot of animosity. Some people act like obesity is the next worst thing after terrorism.”

    The convention comes as the movement is scrambling to counter federal government pronouncements that obesity is a “critical public health problem” costing more than $100 billion and 300,000 lives per year.

    Jeannie Moloo, an American Dietetic Association spokeswoman who counsels overweight clients at her nutrition practice in Sacramento, Calif., empathizes with the activists’ fight against bias, but says they should be wary of oversimplifying obesity-related health issues.

    “Some people can be overweight all their lives and not end up with diabetes or heart disease or hypertension,” Moloo said. “But the majority are probably going to develop one of these life-altering conditions.”

    ‘Obesity is not a disease’
    Fat-acceptance groups were dismayed when federal officials announced last month that Medicare was discarding its declaration that obesity isn’t a disease. The policy change will likely prompt overweight Americans covered by Medicare to file medical claims for treatments such as stomach surgery and diet programs.

    “Obesity is not a disease,” insisted Allen Steadham, director of the Austin, Texas-based International Size Acceptance Association. “All this does is open the door for the diet and bariatric surgery industries to make a potentially tremendous profit.”

    Most fat-acceptance activists endorse the concept of eating healthy food and exercising regularly, but they oppose any fixation on losing weight and contend that more than 95 percent of diets fail. They also decry the rapid growth of stomach-shrinking surgery; the number of such procedures has quadrupled to 100,000 annually since 1998.

    Wann depicts bariatric surgery as “stomach amputation” that imposes anorexia on patients and exposes them to long-term risks. Kelly Bliss, a self-described “full-figured fitness instructor” from Lansdowne, Pa., predicts that future generations will disapprovingly look back on stomach surgery as “comparable to lobotomies.”

    Bliss, who coaches clients by phone and in fitness classes, subscribes to a philosophy called “health at every size” — preaching that health, fitness and self-esteem can be achieved independent of weight.

    “There’s a war on obese people, and I’m treating the casualties — people whose hearts are being ripped out,” Bliss said.

    Discrimination cases
    NAAFA and others have tried to combat what they see as rampant discrimination against fat people, but progress has been sporadic. Southwest Airlines, for example, resisted protests targeting its policy of requiring large passengers to purchase a second ticket if they can’t fit in a single seat.

    “People want to fight for their rights, but there’s a lot of shame involved,” Steadham said. “It takes a whole lot of determination to stick through it to the end.”

    A few cities, including San Francisco, explicitly outlaw weight discrimination. Michigan is the only state to do so, but its Civil Rights Department said only five of 1,696 job discrimination complaints filed in 2003 involved weight.

    Walter Lindstrom, a San Diego attorney specializing in weight-discrimination cases, said overweight plaintiffs usually must prove that acts of bias against them are covered by federal laws prohibiting discrimination against disabled people.

    “These cases are more difficult from a proof standpoint, and also because you’re dealing with a very unpopular class of clients,” Lindstrom said. “Juries are generally disgusted with your average size-related plaintiff. You have to get past that, and have them see the plaintiff as someone with a true medical problem.”

    Many fat-acceptance activists were heartened by this year’s publication of “The Obesity Myth” by University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos, who contends that diet promoters, drug companies and weight-loss surgeons have whipped up an irrational panic over weight.

    Campos shares many of the activists’ views but says their effectiveness has been limited.

    “The movement has found itself marginalized by drawing its membership and leadership from the far extreme of obesity,” he said. “It will be more successful if it can attract the two-thirds of Americans who are being told by the government that they weigh too much _ the I-want-to-lose-20-pounds crowd who are starting to feel a certain amount of resentment from the constant haranguing they’re getting.”

    Walkin’ all ovah you Skirt

    For shoe-a-holics only…this colorful skirt has it all. Pockets, comfortable elastic waist, and a sexy snapped (or unsnapped) back slit.

  • $60.00
  • 2/3XL, Waist 38″ to 44″, Hips to 54″, Front length 27″, Back Length 28″
  • 100% Cotton
  • Machine wash cold, dry cool or hang to dry
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