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17 Jun 19
Luke Nathan Phillips's Home on the Web

Two events that happened within a week of each other earlier this year- the Gillette commercial on toxic masculinity, and the annual Women’s March in Washington D.C.- highlight an interesting and in some ways pressing cultural divide. Anecdotally, it would appear that one of the foundational dividing lines these days between American conservatives and American […]

17 Jun 19
News Directory

AWARDS Twins Kaylie and Haylie Tipton are recently honored graduates of Arkansas High School. Miss Junior and Kim Tipton from Texarkana, Ark, and Aubrey's granddaughter and Sharon Cummings of Texarkana, Texas and the Late A.L. and Catherine Tipton. Kaylie is a graduate of Summa Cum Laude and AP Student. She has been a member of […]

17 Jun 19
Metro
I spent a sizable part of my life obsessed with the notion that something was horribly wrong with my body – specifically that it was too fat and needed to be smaller (Picture: Kaye Ford) Within the last week, we’ve seen two very interesting things happen on the subject of plus-size inclusion and sportswear. The jubilation, relief and satisfaction from plus-size women nationwide upon hearing the news that Nike had created a plus-size mannequin and had installed it within their flagship store in London. The mood quickly turned into disgust, anger at frustration over the release of an article which criticised not only the creation of the mannequin but the ways in which plus-size women look after their body and exercise. The subject surrounding fatness, health and exercise is a topic that has been a cause of contention between non-fat people, physicians, the media and fat people. The fact that we as a plus-size community could not even celebrate this historic win within the athleticwear world without a negative opinion being shared speaks volumes about the way in which society sees and devalues fat bodies, while all the time using the alibi of ‘health’ to disguise their rampant fatphobia. I’ve always had a fraught relationship with exercise. Not because I was scared of working out or feared burning out quickly, oh no. In fact, I absolutely loved playing football, rounders and badminton as a teenager and was rather good at it. It was the constant bullying and judgement over my chubby teenage body in sportswear. Snide comments anytime I’d run or swing a bat. Jeers and taunts as I came next-to-last in the 800m race. When you’re fat, we’re often led into this cycle of being taunted, harassed and abused for our weight with comments about us working out more, yet when we make the decision to work out more, we are taunted, harassed and abused even more. It’s an endless nonsensical cycle that needs to end. The recent article in the Telegraph regarding the plus-size mannequin is just the latest in a string of criticism and hostile opinions over fat bodies. I spent a sizable part of my life obsessed with the notion that something was horribly wrong with my body – specifically that it was too fat and needed to be smaller. These thoughts only came to fruition when the size of my body was pointed out to me by bullies in secondary school, up until year seven, I had always been a confident, happy chubby girl who felt confident in her own skin. The obsession that western society has with making those who fall outside the realm of what they consider ‘beautiful’ feel terrible about their bodies is violent, elitist and often speaks to wider issues such as superiority complexes. Nike has made waves with this by including fat bodies in their marketing materials. (Photo: Twitter: _AStokes_) Society has created a hierarchical infrastructure based on our appearance, which is in turn tied to our self-worth. Fat people have, for a long time, been on the bottom of this pyramid and society has been okay with this. Fat people are expected to be depressed. We are expected to have feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. We are expected to wear ill-fitting clothes and to be laughed at. The truth is, as much as society likes to bang on about fat people losing weight for the ‘good of our health’, if there were to be no such thing as fatness, ‘normal’ sized people would be forced to take a look at their own shortcomings and inadequacies, which would be a ridiculous thought to someone who is ‘normal’, seeing as a huge part of the ego is based in feeling superior to others  – hence why social phenomenons such as schadenfreude exist. Existing in my fat body was never an issue for me until I was old enough to sense how society felt about my body. I grew up feeling very defeated, ugly and undeserving of love. As soon as I began my self-love journey and started to love the skin I was in, it suddenly became an issue for society, who felt that they now had the authority and audacity to comment on my weight. I’m still often told that I will be contacting diabetes by the time I’m 40, or that my joints and limbs will start to deteriorate soon. I’m told that I’ll never be able to find love while I exist in this body and it has always fascinated me as to why people feel entitled over the bodies of others. Now that we are in a time period where movements such as the body positive and fat acceptance movement exist, more and more fat people are falling in love with their bodies again, living their lives unapologetically and taking up space – to the horror of society – as this disrupts in the hierarchical order and agitates the status quo. I’m told that I’ll never be able to find love while I exist in this body and it has always fascinated me as to why people feel entitled over the bodies of others. (Picture: Fifi Newbury) Our fat bodies are our own business at the end of the day, and we should be allowed the dignity and respect to live our own lives in peace, without policing or judgement. We have proven to society that it is possible to be fat and love yourself, receive love, be active, be successful and be independent, and it’s about time that society gets on board with that. [metro-zone-post-strip] Someone’s weight should never be an indicator of health, and even if a fat person is unhealthy, don’t they still require the respect, love and basic human decency as everyone else? Nike has made waves with this by including fat bodies in their marketing materials. Recent campaigns with plus-size influencers such as Chloe Elliot and models like Sophia Tassew highlight how important it is for plus-sized women to have access to sportswear. And I say women here, as it seems that plus-sized men have been able to have access to sportswear for years because we – *shocked gasp* actually can work out, and enjoy working out when we want to. However we choose to exist within our bodies should be our business, whether people like it or not. We all come in different shapes and sizes and will continue to for a long time. It’s time for society to get used to it. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/09/fat-shaming-caller-live-tv-debate-slams-plus-size-gillette-model-looks-disgusting-9137297″ title=”Fat-shaming caller in live TV debate slams plus-size Gillette model: ‘She looks disgusting’”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/30/fitness-writer-sparks-outrage-claiming-fat-shaming-saving-lives-8413885″ title=”Fitness writer sparks outrage by claiming fat shaming is ‘saving lives’”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/14/fat-shaming-sweatshirt-disaster-whole-collection-has-now-been-pulled-7943184″ title=”‘Fat shaming’ sweatshirt disaster: Whole collection has now been pulled”]
17 Jun 19
Financial Post

P&G debuts bold partnerships with John Legend and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, breakthrough creative work, and new technology-enabled consumer experiences at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity CANNES, France — The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today announced a series of innovative new creative partnerships with John Legend, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, and […]

17 Jun 19
NobleThoughts883

Not sure if I should change my address to Gillette, Xfinity Center, or Fenway.

17 Jun 19
Evans News Report

By: Brian Evans On Sunday, 2020 Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris chose to celebrate Fathers Day by comparing illegal aliens and criminals who she says are separated from their fathers to Americans veterans and soldiers who are serving our nation and deployed overseas! In fact, if you notice, Kamala Harris listed the veterans in her statement […]

17 Jun 19
NATION AND STATE

Authored by Paul Gottfried via The American Conservative, The old S-word bugaboo has surfaced again but the real threat comes from globalism and social progressivism… At a dinner in his New Jersey home to which John O’Sullivan and I had both been invited, former president Richard Nixon posed the question: “What is politics?” My response […]

17 Jun 19
Site Title

https://www.vincees.com/ Advertising and marketing for an one-of-a-kind deal rate of $250 a month all done in a YEAR duration . 1. Creating Web site, 2. Your Company information on Page 1 of Google, 3. Social Media Network with Facebook, Twitter, 4. Upgrading info on Google Page 1 5. 2000 Calling card, 6. Print & Mail […]

16 Jun 19
Glitterlife_diksha

Hi guys! Welcome Back to my blog, Tell me one thing when it comes to buy beauty products online , then which site comes first in your mind ?? Well whe we talk about the most popular and trustworthy then obviously its nykaa , but still by seeing a wide range of products we again […]

16 Jun 19
Faucheux’s Stand

Usually this is a rant story. Today I might get there, but we need some shout outs first. 1. Here is to all of the Dad’s that raised the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers. These folks raised their children with pride in faith, family, and country. 2. Here is to the fathers that picked […]

16 Jun 19
WildForWags.com - Walgreens Coupons & Walgreens Deals - Your Site for Everything Walgreens

We have a great offer on Gillette and Venus shaving products this week at Walgreens. Select Gillette and Venus razors and cartridges are on sale. In addition we have an offer to get $4 (4,000 Balance Rewards points) when you buy (4) participating products. Plus we have some new Walgreens Clip2Card Coupons we can use […]

16 Jun 19
WildForWags.com - Walgreens Coupons & Walgreens Deals - Your Site for Everything Walgreens

We have an amazing deal this week on the Oral-B Pro 5000 power toothbrush. These would make great Father’s Day gifts, a great gift for the gift closet or pick one up for yourself! This week the Oral-B Pro 5000 power toothbrush is on sale for $89.99. Plus, you can save $15/1 with a Walgreens […]

16 Jun 19
High Velocity Sport

Benjamin Watson from ‘The New Dad’s Playbook’: Love is everything https://es.pn/2IN1hXB FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Watson and ‘The New Dad’s Playbook’: It was around this time two years ago, on Father’s Day weekend, when veteran tight end Benjamin Watson sent along his new book […]

16 Jun 19
Global News

Being an involved dad contributes to future generations of family involvement and gender equality, say researchers Nikki Martyn and Elena Merenda.

16 Jun 19
Scripturient Blogger

I have regrettably been a bit off grid with this blog lately. I say regrettably because while I have been busy enjoying myself (this is coming to you late because it has been my birthday week!) this blog is still my baby, only just in its early years. What’s more, if there’s one thing I […]