Fabled Apteryx (dakiwiboid) wrote in selfinthemirror,
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Was I dreaming, or did I really hear this great radio story?

I wanted to point you folks to this great radio story, but now I can't find it. I could have sworn I heard it on Tuesday afternoon, and I thought that I heard it on All Things Considered, but I'm not finding it on their web site. I know I took a nap that afternoon and heard it while I was drowsy, but I didn't think I dreamed it! Did anyone else hear a radio story about "fat chicks shopping"? The "fat chick" in question was only a size 16, to tell you the truth, but she was shopping in Hollywood, where she was looked at as if she was obese. She told stories about being ushered into back rooms and clandestinely shown the same styles that were available in the front of the store, but in larger sizes.

One of the stories she told really stuck with me. It was about a young woman, six feet tall, a real athlete and very well off, who went shopping for a size 10 wedding dress in Hollywood. She was laughed to scorn at one shop and told that they didn't carry plus sizes there. This is the same kind of thing we were discussing a few months ago. Unfortunately, it corroborates the earlier story.

My friends, the rich and thin are still not living in the same world as the rest of us. It really took me aback to realize that I, at size 12, would be considered fat, maybe even obese, by these women. If I had enough money to shop in these stores, I wouldn't. I'd take my money to a fine vintage boutique or have my clothes made for me.

If anyone knows what show this story aired on, please let us all know so that we can look for a link to it. I'm sure that everyone would enjoy it.
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I half heard something like that, but I think it was an interview with the author of _A Fat Girl's Guide to Life_ (title from memory) on News and Notes.
The other day on Jerry Springer, there was a show about lesbian Nazi prison guards who love midgets. If I was a lesbian Nazi prison guard who loved midgets, I would have felt all warm and fuzzy for being catered to, but since I'm not, being on the outside of the niche made me feel alienated. So I changed the channel.

My point is that Hollywood is a niche, and deserves about as much attention as lesbian Nazi prison guards who love midgets. Change the channel. Tell your friends to change the channel. Teach your kids to change the channel.

Freaks living in microcosms are best left alone to stagnate and become extinct. Consuming the one and only product they have to offer only prolongs our misery and feeds their delusion.
Ignore it and it will go away.

YOu're right, the kids should be taught to change the channel. But ignoring the kind of story talked about here is..well..in my opinion wrong. Hollywood - and the rich - may be a special niche, but young people especially think it's cool to copy them. This causes stuff like eating disorders.

It IS ridiculous. And I'm hoping that story, wherever it was heard, was to emphasize exactly that- in real life, there is something WRONG with a world where 10 is a plus size.

I just googled this and your journal came up. I cant find it but i thought Id let you know its from an article or book called size six harem. I think I have a copy so if you really want one and cant find it anywhere online I can email you one if I can find it.