Fat Bottomed Girls

A Fat Positive site, focusing on women who are fat and not ashamed of it.

Thursday, October 24, 2002

I had my entry from June 22nd, published in ISSA's online magazine, Without Measure.

You can find it here.

They even used my formatting, although they did leave out my last name and a link to my site, oh well. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

I'm getting ready to work on my Halloween costume. My original idea did not pan out, so, I've decided on going as the Pumpkin Queen.

Well, we're wearing our costumes to the bar Saturday night for their Halloween party. Tony's (my husband for those who don't read my journal or regular blog, and why don't you?) worried about people saying things about the fat chick in the pumpkin suit.

I understand his worries, because, well fatphobia abounds. There's not a day that goes by where I don't see some sort of fatphobic imagery or hear fatphobic words.

It also saddens me. I love my body, most of the time. It's short and round, it wiggles when I laugh, it makes a good baby holder, since I'm squishy, not all sharp edges. It's me. I'm not getting a new one, I live within the one I have.

I'm going to wear my costume. My round, bright orange one and enjoy myself. Because damnit, I will be the Pumpkin queen. And how many times in your life can you get away with wearing a tiara?

PS. I'm looking for more people interested in participating in this blog. If you are fat positive and would like to post here, either leave me a comment, or email me at suzyfat@mutteringfool.com.

I also need to hear from Von, Dru, and Jorgi. I need pictures for the banner, and to know if y'all are still interested.

Friday, October 18, 2002

Adipose Nation

"Al Sharpton is a glutton
Rush Limbaugh–he’s one too
Harvey Weinstein eats three mutton
Robert Bork, he burst his buttons
Al Goldstein’s an enormous Jew!
Michael Moore is a glutton
Rosie O’Donnell loves her pie
Carnie Wilson suffered gluttony
Then she got bariatric surgery
And now she looks just fine! "

Does that make you angry? That's the nicest part of the entire article by Zach Parsi. Mr. Parsi wants to not only make fat people feel bad about themselves (because you know we don't get that from all sides 24/7 as it is) but wants to tax us for being overweight.

How does he propose this? By making it mandatory to be of a normal BMI prior to receiving or renewing your driver's license. But, that's not all he has plans for those who are too poor to own a vehicle, as well.

All and all, a truly disgusting article.

Friday, October 11, 2002

The shootings were not related to the sniper. They were due to a drug deal gone wrong. No word on how the two men are doing.

The woman from Fredericksburg who was shot is home recovering. Thanks for the comments and emails. We're fine, just a little unnerved.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

I know y'all have heard about the Montgomery County MD, Bowie MD, and Fredericksburg, VA. Well we live 30 minutes from Fredericksburg (Colonial Beach) and we had two men shot and Medivacced out of here early this evening.

No word yet on whether it was connected or not. Our area was a wreck to begin with and now this.

As soon as I know more, I'll post here.