Culture Appropriation or Flab? Ask Kim Kardashian.
It’s Not About Cultural Appropriation The problem here is not “cultural appropriation,” as CNN and various critics believe. Kim Kardashian is not appropriating Japanese culture by naming her form-shaping products “kimono,” anymore than Ford is appropriating Italian culture by naming a car the “Cortina.” Austin’s “Montego” and Bentley’s “Mulsanne” are not cultural appropriations either, even…Read More
Busybodies Abound in the United States
Busybodies Are Offended On the surface, this is just another of those “fat-shaming” stories, which will become ever more frequent as the U.S. population grows in body size and is psychologically still back in the days of size 6. And it’s so sad. She “really felt cute” in her crop top, and then she experienced…Read More
Why Fat-Shame Plus-Size Women?
Thin Models Advertise Plus-Size Lingerie Lindsay Lowe recently published an article on Today.com, “Plus Size Baby using thin models to advertise plus-size lingerie.” The article is excellent, but the subject matter is outrageous. Nowhere, in the cogent comments on this article, did I see the term “fat-shaming.” Yet that’s exactly what this promo campaign strives…Read More