But it’s the same sound track.
My apologies for stealing a line from Graham Parker…but it fits.
My blog is nearly two years old now. ::sniff:: They just grow up so fucking fast.
Over the course of this nearly two years, I’ve had quite a number of rants about how the overwieght are often harshly judged or ridiculed or dismissed.
Well…here we go again.
I read a Cracked article. (If you haven’t visited the Cracked website, do yourself a favor and read a few articles. BAHAHAHA. You’ll be finished in a year or two. I really DID try to find the specific article to link back to, but I couldn’t find it. This was two days ago. I ended up spending a couple hours reading other articles. I’m not getting sucked back into that or this post will NEVER get written.
Anyway, the article was (I think this is right) Five Actresses We Consider Fat.
I was annoyed right off the bat. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. Why do we say that? Why would you want to fuck a horse? Does this saying advocate beastiality? Who started this saying?
The list had on the people you would expect to see..mostly ridiculous. And then I got to Christina Hendricks.
Woah Woah Woah WOAH!!
Let me make a disclamier. I am not a lesbian. I love my husband and am a big fan of all his parts. That being said, Christina Hendricks makes me a little gay. She is so freaking HOT.
Is this what we say? Unless you have the body of a skinny 10 year old boy, then you’re fat? It just makes no sense at all. And we fucking buy into this shit.
It reminded of a woman I worked with in Wichita, Kansas. I was a consultant and this woman ran the IT department. A very LARGE IT department, probably 300+ employees in IT alone. I went out to lunch with her and the director I reported to a number of times. They were both transplants from Manhattan. During one lunch just before the holidays, this woman asked if I would be traveling over the holiday. I said that I was. I said that my family was heading East to spend time with my parents.
She chuckled and said, “Unless it’s east of the Hudson, then it’s not East”.
So, I said, we were traveling in a direction that was very much like traveling east to see my family. She wasn’t as amused by that as I was.
This fat thing reminded me of that conversation. The EAST is comprised of the area east of the Hudson..nowhere else. And if you are NOT SKINNY..then you are fat.
Well, I don’t WANT to be skinny. I want to be thinner than I am, but I have no interest in being skinny. I like curves. I even like my curves the way they are now. I could do without some of the bulges, but still..there isn’t anything wrong with having girly curves.
Is this ever going to change?
If you hear someone making an outrageous statement..you know..like Christina Hendricks is fat..then gently and politely point out HOW FUCKING STUPID THAT IS.