This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones
Just wanted to share an photo article I’m sure you’ll have already received. This is Howard Schatz’ images of Female Athlete’s from the HuffingtonPost, originally appearing in his 2002 book, “Athlete”. The article states that the images have become popular again to remind us “the diversity of women’s bodies.” I think seeing these powerful and graceful women’s bodies - real bodies that have been shaped by hard work and determination - makes clear just how different builds are, even among the physically fit. Looking at the line up, I recall some of the drawing tutorials I’ve come across for depicting people of larger size and with different body types. I understand that a female super hero will more than likely be physically fit but even among the physically fit there is great variety as we can see in these photos. I hope these serves as a resource to artists and as inspiration to women and girls to see that there are a variety of shapes even among the physically fit.
I remember linking to this before but not so explicitly. I think this is a nifty photo spread for people to get an idea for the diversity of (abled-bodied*) athletic women’s bodies, so I’m putting up again. :)
*Edit: Apparently in the full spread, there is at least one disabled athlete featured. :)
The claim that a company like McDonald’s can’t afford to pay wages over the minimum is absolutely insulting when you compare the salary of its CEO to one of its crew members.
I worked at a McDonald’s in New York over the summer and did a little math while I was there. In 2011, former McDonald’s CEO James Skinner made $8.75 million with compensation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In comparison, crew members made $7.25 an hour, for about $15,000 a year, if they stayed at the job year-round.
If you take Skinner’s total salary in 2011 and assume that he worked 40-hour week, he would have made $4,200 an hour. In one hour, he made 580 times more than the average McDonald’s worker. James Skinner made $33,600 a day, which is twice the salary tht a McDonald’s crew member makes in a year of full-time work.
Looking at it another way, the average worker would have to work for almost 600 years to make the salary that Skinner made in 2011. In one year, Skinner makes more than I could make in at least six lifetimes.
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The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong.
The MPAA can seriously go fuck itself. Oh wait, that might make people "uncomfortable" if it involves a woman enjoying it in any way so instead the MPAA can just go away forever.
Disabled goldfish gets harness to help her stay afloat
this is very important
17 mag actually managed to impress me this month in their little blip for straight girls about what to do when your friend comes out to you