quiregrrl: (Miss Piggy)

artist is Vera Bee.
I have a very sore throat and feel flushed... dear jeebus let me not be getting sick... had the flu shot on Monday, hopefully it's just a very slight temporary reaction to that...

I found out this morning that bestie has had to explain a couple of times to unnamed folk that my hair is not an attempt to compensate for, or distract from anything, I just like having cool hair. *sigh*. Part of me thinks that, in addition to finding out that work people have made similar judgements, now finding out that friends/acquaintances have as well, maybe i was right in my suspicion that i'm neither cool enough, or attractive enough, or stylish enough to have a diagonal zigzaggy mohawk... and the rest of me is angry ... coz clearly fat chicks should keep their head down and blend in as much as possible and not do anything that might draw attention to themselves in any way, and any attempt to be noticeably individual with piercings, or a hairstyle, or whatever, is patently an attempt to distract people from the fact that they're fat... whatever... it's insulting, that they think I'm stupid enough to think that that would work, that they assume I want to even try and distract people from my weight... I'm fucking huge, I could get a weave in the shape of the moulin rouge complete with turning windmill and flashing lights and people would STILL notice that I'm fat... I think I'm going to make a skirt and stencil across the bum "no-one noticed my fat arse when I had punk hair" ...

A 'brainwave' from the Fitness First marketing team in the Netherlands - public shaming. As someone innocently sits to wait for a bus the billboard flashes the persons weight in red numerals for all to see.

From one of my favorite blogs

I suppose one could argue that the number displayed on its own, in the absence of any other information, statements, or implicit value judgement, is subject to any interpretation. But given the society we live in, given that the "advertisment" is for a gym company, it's hard to imagine any other intent than to shame a specific subset of the population for whatever number is displayed while they are waiting for a bus. This absolutely disgusts me.

If FF Australia follow suit with this "advertising" campaign, I will be taking a pot of paint, a photographer and my big fat arse to the bus stop. All that empty sign space needs some words added.
quiregrrl: (Miss Piggy)
I want this shirt for me, and all my sexy friends of varying heights and widths and shapes...

I also want it to be available in a slightly less BRIGHT design, but I can live with it...



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