I had this idea while I was reading through my Facebook feed and growling at all the stuff from Huffington Post that I actually did NOT want to see. Really should unfollow Huffpost Lifestyle, they seem to only be good for Kale recipes and questionable diet tips at the moment.
Anyway, I thought it would be freaking fabulous to start nominating the things that have made us say “F*ck yeah!” – whether it’s that amazing video of Gabi Gregg (from Gabifresh) with Tess Munster and Nadia Aboulhosn giving it some wiggle to Beyonce’s ‘Flawless’ or Gabourey Sidibe making us all give high fives to her speech to the Ms. Gala this week, where she said:
“If they hadn't told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn't tried to break me down, I wouldn't know that I'm unbreakable. So when you ask me how I'm so confident, I know what you're really asking me: how could someone like me be confident? Go ask Rihanna, asshole!”
Check out Tess, Nadia and Gabi working it here: http://vimeo.com/94364919
I also thought it would be good to have a collective vent at the things that have really pissed us off. Of course, you already know how I feel about Secret Eaters.
This month, so far anyway, the thing that’s pissed me off the most is probably yet another “Fat people can’t possibly be healthy” report. Apparently there’s no such thing as being obese and healthy, according to everyone’s favourite, the Daily Mail. The headline screamed:
There is no such thing as 'healthy obesity': Even overweight people who don't have heart disease have hardened arteries!
I’m sorry, but how the f*ck do they know this? How can you really believe that you can judge a person’s health by the way they look? Slim people could be holding on to fat around their organs which doesn’t show up when they do up their size 12 jeans because it’s stuck around their liver and intestines. THAT sort of fat is actually worse for your health than a fat arse and wobbly legs, but oh no, the Mail gives it large with:
“They (obese people) cannot be considered as healthy as a normal weight person. The scientists behind the research now say that all obese people should be warned of the risk of heart disease - and encouraged to try and lose weight.”
Like we’re not bullied about our weight enough? Really? Sod off.
Don’t even think about reading the comments. You’ll self-destruct!
The other thing is the onslaught of scare stories about ‘you’ll have a fat kid if you….”
“Pregnant women who eat in front of the TV are more likely to have fat children”
I haven’t even read past the headline. I’m not even going to post a link, it infuriated me too much. Is this what we’ve really come to? Scaring pregnant women by threatening them with fat babies? I’m sure it wasn’t that long ago that a chubby baby was a GOOD thing. Never mind anyway, because if they do become little fatties, schools are giving them adjustable desks so they can stand up all day rather than sitting their little pudgy bums on a chair. Or, weigh them, not take into account their build or activity levels, and send them home with a letter telling their parents how fat they are.
Anyway. It’s not just all about me – I want to know your yay or nays from the past month and I’ll give them a mention on the blog. Add a link in the comments below, or a few words about what’s made you smile or sent you into a rage this month; could be a fab new fashion range, a Facebook meme or a quote that’s made you happy or a news story, fat shaming magazine article or rubbish fashion that’s made you frown.