Pop-Culture | Posted by Ceirra A on 07/7/2011
Pissed Off In A Huge Way
I know I’m a little late to jump on the “pissed-off-that-the-show-Huge-was-cancelled” band wagon, but I assumed it would be coming on this summer and — big shocker –it’s not. Is it so much to ask that there is at least one show on television that is not about teen vampires or werewolves or girls that put to much stock in high school and start pissing each other off?
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good vampire show and werewolves are cool, too. But being a curvy girl, I would really appreciate a good show for and about curvy people. Do I relate to shows about skinny girls obsessed about social status and fitting in to a pant size smaller than they need? Hell no. But I did …
Pop-Culture | Posted by Carmen R on 07/29/2010
Huge and Feminist Stereotypes
Yet again, the media continues to fail with another horribly unrealistic feminist character. I was interested in the new series “Huge” and how this show would portray body image issues. However, when Willy, the main character, declared herself an “angry feminist” in the most recent episode, I became more distracted with this. Willy is an overall arrogant and obnoxious character. She is cold and makes more enemies than friends. She is mistaken for a lesbian. She is the most irrational and unreasonable character on the show. She has some good points to make, but does so in a completely absurd manner (ex: pasting photos of real women and calling it “fatspiration”)
While there are many types of feminists, I do not understand this stereotypical feminist. I have yet to meet …
Pop-Culture | Posted by Danielle B on 07/20/2010
“Phat” Girl in a Skinny World
When you’re the only fat girl in your 2nd grade class, kids can be pretty mercilous. As someone who’s been overweight their entire life I’ve heard every joke and jab imaginable: ugly, fat-ass, puffer fish, ugly fat-ass puffer fish. And even when some of the other kids would try to make me feel better, sometimes saying I was just “big-boned,” that never did any good because I still knew 99% of the kids in my class – probably my school – were looking at me and seeing “the fat girl.” Not Danielle. Not me.
I don’t think people realize how hard it is to grow up fat. There seems to be this underlying hostility towards overweight people, and in many cases, it’s worse against overweight girls. After all, I’m supposed …