Life at 3: Fighting Fat. Ooo boy. It probably wasn’t ever going to be good, was it? Good food, bad food, headless fatties and children in marginalised families reduced to obesity risks.
I wrote about this before, with very preliminary data, very small numbers – the June figures from the CDC on obesity as a risk factor for swine flu, which was showing that the prevalence of obesity in the ‘severe’ group… Read More ›
…That’s what I would be saying, from actual sources instead of the mainstream news, if I believed that a sample size of 30 was likely to give statistically significant results. Anne Schuchat, M.D., interim deputy director for the CDC’s (Centers… Read More ›
Via the Sarahs at Saucy Sisters, some massive adfail on ABC show The Gruen Transfer. TGT was going to look at a “fat pride” advertisement that combines the Oppression Olympics and -ist-humour tropes tonight. The show, which played the Adults… Read More ›
[Spoilers for season 5 Desperate Housewives, through episode 18] There has been some absolutely abysmal fat politics on Desperate Housewives this season, mostly centring around Juanita Solis (Gabby’s daughter) – see Random Babble for more – and on Gabby’s crash… Read More ›
This supposed ongoing upward trend in birthweight has been used as an excuse for absurd levels of inductions of labour and skyrocketing C sections, and a springboard for blaming lazy, old, fat, neglectful mothers for the “obesity epidemic”, childhood cancer,… Read More ›
This guest post is from Ruzawench, a FOAF of Lauredhel’s. She is posting her experience as a comment on how unexpected weight gain is treated by the medical community, and as a warning to other women. ~~~ I had a… Read More ›
OK, “What the fuck, Catholic Church?” is like shooting fish in a barrel. But here it is, anyway. The next instalment in my “What the fuck?” series.
Roman Catholic doctors and cardinals are wetting their pants with glee over the fact that an 85 year old chemist who contributed to the original synthesis of norethisterone has now “confessed”, “recanted”, or whatever
Hoyden About Town is looking forward to the finalist voting in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Because it’s school holidays and tigtog and I are family-focussed right now, I’ve put together a few of my posts from the past, in the categories Feminism, Breasts, bodies and birth, Bad science, Big pharma, and Disability. They’re not chosen for any strict criteria – just the posts I found memorable, the ones linked a lot, the ones that attracted lots of comments. I’m not sure whether tigtog will find time to do the same (but I hope so!) This should be fun for relative newcomers to Hoyden About Town as well as for people cruising the Weblog Awards nominees.
If you have a favourite Hoyden post, do please feel free to add it in comments for the appropriate category. Enjoy.