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Category Archives: Hacks and Profiteers

Reliably, Dr. Douchebag Keeps on Douching

While standing in line at Fred Meyer this weekend, I made the common mistake of looking around. As my eyes scanned the impulse magazine stand, I saw something that gave me the … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Feminomics of Spanx — Act Three: You May Crush My Internal Organs, But You Will Never Crush My Spirit

Continued from The Feminomics of Spanx — Act Two: Sara Blakely’s Rags to Much Tighter Rags Story In the last article, we briefly touched on the utility of Spanx; it … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Feminomics of Spanx — Act Two: Sara Blakely’s Rags to Much Tighter Rags Story

Continued from The Feminomics of Spanx — Act One: How to Maybe Succeed in Business By REALLY, REALLY TRYING Sara Blakely is a self-made lady. She invented Spanx. I will be … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Feminomics of Spanx — Act One: How to Maybe Succeed in Business By REALLY, REALLY TRYING

I wanted to write about Spanx. To write about Spanx, I needed to familiarize myself with the product and its history. Let’s just say I went down an internet rabbit … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reblog: The Tyranny of the “Normal”

Reblogged from Riots Not Diets Margitte Leah over at Riots Not Diets wrote a thoughtful, analytical essay of the bullshit of the BMI. It starts: A few years ago I … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jennifer Lawrence: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

First of all, Jennifer Lawrence is dynamite in every movie she does. She is lovely. She seems fairly intelligent. And then she goes to Barbara Walters and says this: Transcript: … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

What the Hell is “Skinny Fat”?

I first heard the term “skinny fat” at an event during a conversation with an old acquaintance about their current fitness regime (which involved eating massive amounts of protein, as … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Cellulite: Another Way to Make Us Hate Ourselves

Let’s talk about cellulite. It’s like, totally the worst, right? If you have it, you are clearly failing at life. I mean, why else would people market expensive cellulite-removing treatments? … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

The “Biggest Loser” Can Never be a Winner, and it is Society’s Fault

The Biggest Loser is a game show where fat people compete to see who can lose the largest percentage of their body weight. Most recently, the grand prize winner for … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Strange Economy of the Fatshion Industrial Complex

I was talking to my good friend Danica the other night about the seemingly unfair cost structure for plus-sized clothing. It’s fairly common knowledge that an item of plus size … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fat Girl’s Forever Alone Valentine’s Day Round-Up

“Valentine’s Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes.” – Liz Lemon A pretty, skinny woman and her handsome date go to dinner at … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr. Oz’s Bottomless Bag of Body-Shaming

I could write an entire blog just discussing the douchebaggery of Dr. Oz. For those of you not acquainted with the wonders of daytime television, Dr. Mehmet Oz is a … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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