2:41 pm - 03/30/2014

Links Round Up: Week Ending 28 March 2014

Hi and welcome to the latest installment of our Links Round Up. For folks who don't know, the LRU is a compilation of items from the past week that may be of interest to VPers and is intended to broaden the kinds of conversations we have here.

To submit articles for next week's round-up, e-mail vpteam@vaginapagina.com. If you have additional articles you'd like folks to know about this week, feel free to comment directly to this post.

As a reminder, in lieu of trigger warnings, I use keywords describing the themes of the piece. Please skim these before deciding to read the excerpt or click through for the full article. Outside sources are not safe spaces, and mainstream sources' comments should almost always be avoided. The links I highlight don't necessarily reflect VP's views, or even my own, for that matter.

This week's round-up includes: on the idea of a "weight problem," young adult heroines and body descriptions, and normalizing obesity.

  1. My Weight Problem Isn’t My Weight by Issa at Love, Live, Grow (Keywords: weight, body shaming, weight stigma)
    I got to thinking, what is a “weight problem”? We hear that phrase a lot. “I have a weight problem.” “I have a problem with my weight.” “My weight has always been a problem.”

    Do I have a weight problem?

    Well, yes.

    I weigh what I do, and because of that I have a few problems.


  2. Must Every YA Action Heroine Be Petite? by Julieanne Ross at The Atlantic (Keywords: young adult literature, body image, gender norms, body shaming)
    When it comes to recent young adult sci-fi and fantasy literature, this is typical. Divergent is just one in a spate of recent young adult novels—three of which saw big-budget film adaptations in 2013—to emphasize the diminutive stature of its main character.


  3. Normalizing Obesity by Ragen Chastain at Dances with Fat (Keywords: body shaming, weight stigma, weight loss)
    The hypothesis that Dame Davies seems to be working under, of course without a shred of evidence, is that fat people will all get thin if we never see anyone (including a mannequin) who looks like us shown in a positive light.



As always feel free to share your thoughts on any of these articles, along with whatever you've been reading or writing this week!
claire_chan Let's end weight stigma promptly!30th-Mar-2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
I most liked the third link, but now I'll check the other two since the third one was of such quality.

Tehe, the woman illustrating the YA article looks like my Public Speaking teacher!
Why are YA heroines nearly invariably portrayed as diminutive? ...it does make smaller people feel a bit better about their own sizes they can't control.

The first article: that's pure marketing - demean potential customers' appearance so they'll be more inclined to purchase items to make "the problem lesser" - even if there is no actual problem.
I have a problem with clothing manufacturers who don’t want to produce clothes in my size.
YES! YES! YES! It was most horrible in China. The girls I was with begged me to go shopping with them. Nothing fit, as I am more Russian than Chinese in origin, so I am of a more towering height and hip width than standard Chinese clothes. Some salespeople really tried to get me to buy their wares, though.
I have a problem with people who give me dirty looks when I dare to eat in public.
The person with whom I ate lunch on Monday looked down on my Pacman eating style. I reported this to my sister who told me to get away from him, at the very least not to date him since it came across to her as his controlling my dietary habits. It took until this morning to completely separate yet still maintain reasonable social ties. For, you know, I'm positively inclined towards the eastern European culture, too...
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Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?

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Are you passing through any of these problems,

DO YOU NEED YOUR EX BACK VERY FAST

DON YOU WANT YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU AS NEVER LIKE BEFORE

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A LONG TIME SICKNESS

ARE YOU FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

ARE YOU SEEKING FOR A GOOD JOB

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOUSE OWNER

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FIRST CLASS GRADE

DO YOU WANT TO COME OUT FIRST IN YOUR EXAMS

ARE YOU A STAR AND YOU WANT TO BE SO POPULAR TO THE WHOLE WORLD

DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH

DO YOU WANT YOUR BUSINESS TO KEEP MOVING

DO YOU HAVE A COMPANY OF ANY KIND AND YOU WANT IT TO EXPAND

DO YOU WANT YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE TO KEEP TO YOUR WORLD

ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO GET PREGNANT FOR YOUR HUSBAND

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

DO YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY THING YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON

IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

ARE YOU FACING WITCH CRAFT MANIPULATIONS

DO YOU WANT TO CAST A STRONG LOVE SPELL ON YOUR GIRL OR BOY FRIEND

DO YOU NEED MAGIC POWERS TO DO ANY THING YOU WANT

ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE A LIFE PARTNER

DO YOU WANT YOUR PARENTS TO BE PROUD OF YOU

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FAILURE AND DISAPPOINTMENT IN ANY THING YOU DO.(ETC)

I will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , Thanks.
jessica60670797 best spell caster to help fix your broken relationship or get your Ex-Lover back fast,Read my testim24th-Jun-2017 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hi everyone! Dr Unity is the best spell caster to help fix your broken relationship or get your Ex-Lover back fast,Read my testimony and contact him now:Unityspelltemple@gmail.com.
My ex and i had been to gether for 3 years. We both are mature adult (i'm 33 and he is 44). I broke up with him at the end of January because of the constant quarrels and unmet emotional need. Not long after, he found out that during the period, i met a guy friend whom i contacted pretty often because initially i was looking for advice from male perspective. My ex was desperate and begged me to be back with him for 3 weeks in February. He told me that he knew where he had gone wrong and willing to change. I rejected him but told him that i need time and space to think about it. I was considering to give him that chance. On the last week of February, he begged me for the last time. Few days after when i wanted to get back to him, he told me that he found someone else (a girl in vietnam from vietnam dating website) and that he did not want to get back to me anymore. I was so upset but thought that nothing much of it. We still keep in contact once in awhile thereafter but i didn't beg him anymore. 3 weeks after, i found out that he had flown to vietnam to meet the girl. Yesterday i found out as well that he posted pictures of them on Facebook (he unfriended me but his friend told me about the pictures). I was devastated. The new girl looks alot like me! Plus knowing how well he cares about his image to be the good guy, it took a great deal of thoughts to post those photos knowing that people knew he just break up with me... is what he has a rebound? What do i do to get him back? I needed him back desperately because i loved him so much. I became very worried and needed help. as i was browsing through the internet, I came across a website that suggested that Dr.Unity can help get ex back fast and stop a divorce or breakup and so on , So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a (return Love spell) for me. 28 hours later, my boyfriend came back to me crying and begging for my forgiveness. Today I'm so happy and i want to recommend this great spell caster to anyone that truly needs an urgent solution to his or her broken relationships and marriage. Simply contact the great "Dr.Unity" If you have any problem contact him and i guarantee you that he will help you., email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464 ,you can also visit his website:http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com .
jessica60670797 best spell caster to help fix your broken relationship or get your Ex-Lover back fast,Read my testim24th-Jun-2017 04:11 pm (UTC)
Hi everyone! Dr Unity is the best spell caster to help fix your broken relationship or get your Ex-Lover back fast,Read my testimony and contact him now:Unityspelltemple@gmail.com.
My ex and i had been to gether for 3 years. We both are mature adult (i'm 33 and he is 44). I broke up with him at the end of January because of the constant quarrels and unmet emotional need. Not long after, he found out that during the period, i met a guy friend whom i contacted pretty often because initially i was looking for advice from male perspective. My ex was desperate and begged me to be back with him for 3 weeks in February. He told me that he knew where he had gone wrong and willing to change. I rejected him but told him that i need time and space to think about it. I was considering to give him that chance. On the last week of February, he begged me for the last time. Few days after when i wanted to get back to him, he told me that he found someone else (a girl in vietnam from vietnam dating website) and that he did not want to get back to me anymore. I was so upset but thought that nothing much of it. We still keep in contact once in awhile thereafter but i didn't beg him anymore. 3 weeks after, i found out that he had flown to vietnam to meet the girl. Yesterday i found out as well that he posted pictures of them on Facebook (he unfriended me but his friend told me about the pictures). I was devastated. The new girl looks alot like me! Plus knowing how well he cares about his image to be the good guy, it took a great deal of thoughts to post those photos knowing that people knew he just break up with me... is what he has a rebound? What do i do to get him back? I needed him back desperately because i loved him so much. I became very worried and needed help. as i was browsing through the internet, I came across a website that suggested that Dr.Unity can help get ex back fast and stop a divorce or breakup and so on , So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a (return Love spell) for me. 28 hours later, my boyfriend came back to me crying and begging for my forgiveness. Today I'm so happy and i want to recommend this great spell caster to anyone that truly needs an urgent solution to his or her broken relationships and marriage. Simply contact the great "Dr.Unity" If you have any problem contact him and i guarantee you that he will help you., email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464 ,you can also visit his website:http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com .
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