All my adult life I think I have had this book on my shelf, in fact I think as a child it was on my mother’s (hmm). I may even have read it when younger and only thinking I was fat or hugely overweight. I don’t remember what it says. Continue reading Fat is a Feminist Issue
I don’t give a shit what Joan Collins says. Continue reading The Art of Seduction
I used to be pretty much completely flat chested. I regarded bras as (in my case anyway) uncomfortable and unnecessary. So I didn’t wear one. Continue reading Concessions to Womanhood – Breasts and Bras
“It was a gamble that didn’t work out well.’ My daughter was talking about my giving up my career for kids. I’d never thought of it like that. It didn’t feel like a gamble at the time. Maybe it should have. Continue reading Not So Sexy Now
A beautiful Mercedes in a lovely gleaming grey green, looked to be from the early 60s, slim but curvacious. Not the gullwing. Maybe a 190SL? Anyway, I couldn’t tear my eyes from it as I walked towards the station. Continue reading Invisible, Attractive, Repellent
Somewhat delayed in any case, then pacing up and down waiting to go into the tube, I was on the phone to a friend who had asked for help. Another friend had recommended a women’s circle, and I was going to give it a go. Inauspicious start: my friendly email had bounced back and there seemed no other means of contacting the organisers, so although the website said just turn up, I was now afraid that after a long day and a delayed start, the lengthy commute could very possibly end in failure. Continue reading Finding A Women’s Circle
Susie Orbach, the celebrity psychotherapist and author of Fat is a Feminist issue, who after thirty years with the father of her children is now married to Jeanette Winterson, says she is post-heterosexual. Makes me think. Continue reading Post-Sexual? Or Just Repressed?