It's spring break!
I have this week off from classes at Simmons, though I still have my Women's Studies Consortium class at MIT.
It's nice to have a little bit of free time, but I still have readings and assignments to work on, like the initial proposal for my US health care system class final. I want to do my final project on the treatment of obese patients in the US health system--what standards of care are in place, the distribution of special resources and equipment for dealing with bariatric patients, weight discrimination in the provision of health care, etc.
I tend to lose sight of the fact that not everyone interested in gender studies or cultural studies has the same kind of background that I do with certain issues. Particularly with regard to fat studies and fat politics I get frustrated very quickly when other people interested in social justice are not on the same page. A new post over at the highly intersectional feminist blog Tiger Beatdown does a good job addressing fat-shaming and how it doesn't make anyone "healthier."
On a cuter and more irreverent note, Anti-Oppressive Baby Animals.