Boyd Swinburn really takes the cake.
In an article about how fat sheilas perform in the cot, apparently they are hot in the cot, he tells us that fat shaming is dreadful.
Except this trougher has made it his life’s ambition to bang on about obesity and dream up new ways to tax us all into slim-ness.
Boyd Swinburn, professor of population nutrition at the University of Auckland, said overweight people being portrayed as unattractive on television did little to tackle the growing obesity problem.
“The situation is similar to the fashion industry where models are traditionally stick-thin,” he said. “If all people see on television is beautiful people having sex, it could encourage further low self esteem among those with weight issues.”
Tattoos, I don’t have any. Everywhere I go these days I see them. No longer exclusive to sailors and tough guys they adorn young and old. At some point they became fashionable. The problem with fashion is that it changes. Who these days would be seen dead now in the padded shoulder suits of the eighties ( apart from a certain Green co-leader )?
When my son was at primary another 30 something Mum pulled up her top to proudly show me her belly ring. At the time I remember thinking, belly rings used to be cool and the preserve of young things. If a thirty something full time mother is now sporting one they have gone out of fashion. That is the thing with being a rebel. Once your rebellion becomes mainstream it loses its cachet.
So what do you do when the thrill wears off and your tattoo that seemed so hip, so edgy and so cool now feels like a sticker advertising something you no longer sell? You have changed but your ink stays the same, a permanent reminder of a choice that seemed like a good idea at the time.
Until recently there was only one choice available to you and it involved pain. I know this because a local Tattoo removal business has as their slogan, Get your ink off in a friendly, non judgmental environment with less pain!!
Where is the problem I hear you ask. Anyone who has gotten a tattoo can handle pain.
The Mini Skirt
Fur “Pimp Coat” Craze
I see some more people are “offended”, this time at a shirt someone wore.
British physicist Matt Taylor broke down in tears on Friday as he apologized for wearing a shirt featuring a collage of pinup girls in various states of undress.
Taylor, a project scientist at European Space Agency (ESA), had brimmed with excitement as the ESA Philae lander successfully separated from the Rosetta spacecraft on Wednesday.
Taylor’s shirt sparked a storm on social media, with many commenting that the images on it were “sexist”.
On Friday, wearing a non-descript navy-blue ESA hoodie, Taylor offered an unsolicited apology for wearing the controversial shirt.
“I made a big mistake and I’ve offended many people. And I’m very sorry about this,” he said before starting to weep, and receiving a reassuring pat on the back from ESA operations manager Andrea Accomazzo.
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The sexual revolution has gone too far, according to a founding figure of the Swinging Sixties who says the Pill means sex is no longer about love for young girls.
Barbara Hulanicki, the founder of the Biba fashion label made the comments in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
She said that women are taking the contraceptive pill earlier than ever before.
“What’s scary now is that there are very young girls taking it,” said Ms Hulanicki, 78.
“They’re starting too early. It’s not about love anymore. We’ve been liberated too much.”
More than three million British women take the Pill. The UK teenage pregnancy rate has fallen by more than a quarter since 2004, but Britain still has the highest rate in western Europe, at 19.7 per 1,000 girls and women aged 15 to 19.
Famous for dressing high profile figures such as Twiggy, Ms Hulanicki also lamented the “horrible clothes” that celebrities now wear on the red carpet, saying: “There’s no mystery. Talk about cleavages. It’s like porn – over the top.”
Her comments come in the week she announced plans to rejoin Biba, now owned by House of Fraser, as a consultant, 39 years after leaving the company and 50 years after launching it with her husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon.
The pair and their shop in Kensington were at the forefront of the Swinging Sixties in London. In its heyday, Biba dressed actors, models and rock stars, including Mick and Bianca Jagger, David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich. Customers could relax in the Biba restaurant and watch live bands including Queen and the New York Dolls.
Recalling the launch of the Pill in 1961, Ms Hulanicki said: “Very quickly, women’s bodies were different. I remember when all the fuss about the Pill came out, I spotted these girls with hips and thighs. I’d never seen that before.
“Before the pill women lived in hormonal hell. We had two good weeks out of every six. We didn’t know whether we were coming or going. I went on it. It gave me a happier life and a happier husband.”
– Daily Telegraph UK