size acceptance

Guest Post: The All Bodies Directory

Today’s Guest Hoyden is Frances, from the fat acceptance advocacy blog Corpulent.

Going to get something as simple as a check-up, a consultation or a pap smear can be a hugely stressful event for a fat person. However, there are good health care professionals out there. There are doctors that will treat a fat person without demonising their fat body. But it’s hard to know where to look.

In light of this, I’ve set up the All Bodies Directory…

Faves: Bodies, Breasts ‘n’ Birth edition

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.

Bodies

“It’s just like a normal external bra!” Snoopy-nosed Redundant Skin Envelopes

Vaginas are not “disgusting”. The Be Cervix Savvy campaign

Peeve Time: “The Obese” as Walking Dead

Birth

Peeve Time: “The Obese” as Walking Dead

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