Disability funding is no indulgence - Stella Young...
Are you willing, along with your promised stint in remote Indigenous communities (where you’ll also come across a great many people with disabilities and their families, mind you) to spend a week every year living as people with disabilities live in Australia? Not one of those silly simulation exercises, where you go out and about in a rented wheelchair or with a blindfold on, but a week...
Some good advice from Dr Seuss...
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ― Dr. Seuss
Teach your children well.
I recently read this post by Tiffany at her awesome blog My Three Ring Circus about how other children react to her daughter. I loved it and encourage you to read the entire post. Here is an extract: From a mother, who truly tries to teach her children that each person is special and has something unique and important to offer the world, I implore you please teach your children well. If not,...
Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect...– http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
In any case, shaming teh fatties for being “unhealthy” doesn’t fucking help. If...– Kate Harding http://kateharding.net/faq/but-dont-you-realize-fat-is-unhealthy/
Obesity stigma in Australia: New academic paper
Our new paper on obesity stigma in Australia is now online here. Lewis, S. Thomas, S.L. Blood, W.R. Hyde, J. Komesaroff, P. (in press) How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative study. Social Science and Medicine This paper qualitatively explored the different types of obesity stigma (direct,...
Why are discussions about nutrition, food, activity, so naturally framed as being about childhood obesity? This always strikes me as very problematic. Shouldn’t these discussions be about the health and wellbeing of our kids rather than how fat they are or how fat they might get?
Declaration of interest in new WW study.
You may have seen the news about a new study of 772 Adults in Australia, Germany and the UK, which has shown that Weight Watchers + support from a family physician is more effective than just support from a family care physician in helping people to lose weight over 12 months. What hasn’t been reported extensively is the conflict of interest statement, which I share here for your...
Bigotry doesn’t always announce itself. Indeed, it rarely does. Lots of...– Brian at Red No 3 http://red3.blogspot.com/2011/08/bigotry-doesnt-always-announce-itself.html
"Let me tell you, I have NO interest in my fatness... →
What I know about mums.
Today in the Age Magazine segment ‘What I Know About Women’, Australian TV Breakfast Host Karl Stefanovic stated about his wife: Cass has been an enormous support and has put her career on hold to be a mum. I always find this kind of statement quite problematic. For me, this creates an expectation that you can be one or the other - have a career, or be a mum. I work full time and...