Happy Monday, ALLIES™! We are well aware of how controversial this topic is, so please think twice before you hit the submit button on your responses - we don't want hurt feelings or misunderstandings. In this movement, we seek to bring all sides of every argument together for healthy discussion. What do you think of think of this?

Best if listened to:
We’re Here, We’re Fat, Get Used To It?
http://blogs.wnyc.org/news/2009/08/04/were-here-were-fat-get-used-to-it/


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When it originally launched, we had high hopes that Oxygen would stand out as a uniquely positive presence on television amongst all the rest. After all, it WAS named 'Oxygen' - how could it NOT be like a breath of fresh air? Unfortunately, what the network has morphed into has dramatically swayed from that initial impression.

FIRST UP:
'Addicted to Beauty'
http://addicted-to-beauty...oxygen.com/

… a reality show that takes place in a Southern CA spa/plastic surgery office.

Addicted to Beauty (Oxygen)

On the website, they have a quiz called: 'quizOlicious: How Addicted to Beauty Are You?' in which you answer on a scale from "NO way!" to "That's SO Me" and a ‘game’ called the ‘Fantastic Plastic Makeover Game’

We experimented with this so-called game and here’s what we came up with (mind you, we believe the BEFORE picture of this authentically beautiful young lady is way prettier):

Fantastic Plastic Make-Over 'Game' [BEFORE]

Fantastic Plastic Make-Over 'Game' [AFTER]
(Edits made and face of superimposed over Reese Witherspoon's body.

Judge for yourself:
http://o2.oxygen.com/playe..r/?id=1137969

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NEXT UP:
'Dance Your Ass Off'
http://dyao.oxygen.com/

Dance Your Ass Off (Oxygen)

In your opinion, is 'Dance Your Ass Off' a positive or a negative effort on behalf of full-figured men and women? How? Please check out the website and be sure to read 'About the Show' near the upper right-hand corner of the site. Notice the weight scale incorporated into their graphics and logos? DYAO is both a dance and a weight-loss competition - YOU be the judge of whether or not it's a respectful one (granted, you may need to see an episode to fairly judge). We've also included a link to the site Hulu with some clips of DYAO if you'd like to see it.


Dance Your Ass Off (Oxygen)

Let us know what you think... What are the pro's and what are the con's?

Clips of DYAO on Hulu:
http://www.hulu.com/search..?query=Dance+Your+Ass+Off


Dance Your Ass Off (Oxygen)

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Other shows on Oxygen include America's Next Top Model, Naughty Kitchen, Tori and Dean and more... But before we say much more about these Oxygen shows, we'd be really interested to hear all of our ALLIES' takes on them...

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A very special thank you to our RRW ALLY™, Julie Parker, for this inspirational piece. After such a controversial week (re: the ‘thin privilege’ post), this piece offers a perspective of balance and camaraderie. We’re proud to have such strong, supportive women like Julie on board with us in this movement. We’re all in this together!

Beautiful You: Embracing Thin and Fat
http://www.beautifulyoubyjulie.com/2009/08/embracing-thin-and-fat.html

Excerpt:
How much can we ever really understand what it is to have the life, body, feelings & experiences of someone else? I think it’s impossible to fully be able to know what it is to be anyone else other than ourselves. Does this mean that we stop trying to understand other’s experiences?


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What do YOU think? Are these images of women in shackles, tied up with rope and surrounded by mostly nude mannequins artistic or degrading?

ELOHIM by Sabrina Goh
Fall/Winter 2009
http://www.sabrinagoh.com/


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Sadly, Jessica Simpson and the subject of her weight are often at the center of more gossip magazines and sites. Simpson opens up about issues surrounding her weight, body image, the pressure to be 'perfect' and being in the right mindset (loving oneself) before loving another.

What do they mean by ‘getting her body back’ anyway? She never lost it!

Jessica:

Excerpt:
“It’s not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe about beauty. I’ve been through it myself and understand the pressures. We’re all facing the same struggles together, whether you’re a celebrity or not.”


Read the article in its entirety here.


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