Shut Up and Listen

If you're one of those people who earnestly believe that homosexuality is a sin, runs contrary to all that is holy, and are convinced that the fall of the American Empire will ultimately be laid at the feet of Adam Lambert, please stop reading this blog now. Instead, may I direct you to the Book of Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 1 - 5. OK, now that we've cleared the room of the intolerant, let's talk about Chely Wright. ...more

Passion Pit

If you are a woman of a certain age, there will come a time when you can no longer avoid it. Initially, it will be on the periphery of your life, something you can ignore, laugh off, pretend that you'll never participate in, thank you very much....more

Huh I have never been to one-despite a bizarre amount of knowledge on the topic. Maybe because ...more

Much Ado About Oprah

  There's a very unauthorized Oprah biography coming out this week, and already the internet's on fire with some of the more shocking revelations. While I don't want to give the author Kitty Kelley any more press than she's due, I wanted to weigh in on some of the more "scandalous" secrets that are allegedly revealed in this book:...more

Sex and the Guilty

So I know as a fat chick and feminist that I'm supposed to see Sex and the City is some sort of man-eating throwback disguised as emancipation in Manolos, as a slap in the face to authentic, real-sized, middle-class women like myself who do most of their living and loving in Skechers and flip flops. But I need to admit to the fact that I love Sex and the City....more

Knights of the Fat Table

Judging from all the recent media coverage on the subject, you'd think that we'd just uncovered the Obesity Holy Grail: JUNK FOOD IS ADDICTIVE!...more

Happiness in a Can

This morning, I was going to write a diatribe about gender equality issues in the workplace.  Instead, let me tell you about the fight I had with my husband yesterday....more

Some of your post was very familiar to me. LOL

In fact, I'm pretty sure we've had the same ...more

When Howard Dissed Gabby...

...he wasn't all wrong.  This fat chick wants to tell you why. It would be a beautiful thing if we lived in a world where appearance didn't matter. Where we were all hired, chosen, and esteemed based on merit and character alone. It's certainly something to strive for - but we ain't there yet. Just a note: I'm going to be using the terms "conventional" and "traditional" beauty repeatedly. This is shorthand for the typically thin, athletic, silky-haired, youthful definition of attractiveness to which most modern western cultures ascribe....more

One Drink A Day to Stay Thin? Only if the drink is Wine, and You're Single!

According to a report in the March 8th Archives of Internal Medicine, women who drink 5 to 30 grams of alcohol a day are less likely to get fat. Don't carry a handy gram counter with you wherever you go? No app for that yet?...more

IQ versus BBQ

A new study out of the London School of Economics and Political Science says that liberalism, atheism and sexual exclusivity in men are all signs of a higher IQ. Honestly, I don't think smarts has anything to do with it. The bottom line in determining whether you spend your Sundays sleeping in or singing hymns is in direct correlation to food. ...more

Defending The Cavewoman

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Excellent write upmore