Archive for the ‘Web Fat’ Category

A Fat Rant on YouTube

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Okay, Joy Nash has a few things to say about being fat that are far from the “it sucks” point of view.

So far, more than 900,000 have viewed this 7+ minute video, “Fat Rant,” on YouTube, and it’s no wonder. Strength, conviction, bold insight, confidence, and a hefty helping of humor to sweeten the rant. Solid production value, too. Well done and worth the view time.

Good luck with your message and mission, Joy!


Don’t see THIS very often, huh?

Sunday, January 21st, 2007


Who DARE doth mock the skinny chicks of the world? I’ve never seen it happen before. Wow. I don’t know what to make of it. Maybe being a little fleshy ain’t such a bad thing after all?

(Ha! At least she gets to shop in stores that don’t carry pants with elastic waist bands!)

Size angst is NOT exclusive to the “XLs & Beyond” of the world

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

For any Girl of Girth, it can be a challenge to hear skinny gals – whether they’re long-term leanies or recently svelt – complain about how tough it is to find clothes that fit when they’re shopping.

However, on her “Perfuncto” blog, Salma Gundi presented a compelling enough scenario to garner sympathy from me. Even if she is a “long limbed small.” (I think she had me with the “…abdominal fat deposits and shrinking boobs…”)

Here’s an excerpt:

The world is apparently made for mediums. The world of Marshall’s, at least, is made for mediums. I am not a medium. I am also not a 5 foot tall 15 year old. Where the hell am I supposed to shop for 10 dollar pants without looking like a Baby Phat ghetto princess or a polyester typing pool matron? Did the other long limbed smalls with abdominal fat deposits and shrinking boobs get there before me and take all the goodies? Damn them. I bet they got up early, too.

I feel your pain, Salma. I may feel it while standing next to a different rack, clinging desperately to the XLs and avoiding that abyss of wretched fabric over in the Women’s section. But I feel it, nonetheless.

Funny stuff.