Episode 15: #HashtagSadpants

Brad and Angelina broke up! We’re sad. Divorce sucks and they have a lot of kids. We can only hope that this tragedy spurs him to start wearing deodorant.

Speaking of divorce, Paula read an article about Bethenny Frankel’s “Divorce from Hell”. We’re not down with her brand of Skinny Girl stuff, especially her new line of Skinny Girl LUNCHMEATS. Thanks for the laugh.

fat-phobic

H&M, SMDH. We love them because they are embracing larger bodies and selling clothing in larger sizes! Also, our best friend (in our minds) Ashely Graham is the face of the entire seasonal spread and we love her so very much.

HOWEVER, they aren’t actually selling any of those clothes in the stores! It’s probably because fat people should stay home and order giant clothes off the Internet seeing as how it’s disgusting to watch fat people walk about normally in society.

We’re pissed because it seems like a lot of stores are jumping on the body positivity bandwagon for press without really offering larger women more options.

But not Lane Bryant! Look at this badass video!

eating-disorder

The American Academy of Pediatrics have radically changed their recommendations on how pediatricians should treat children that are labeled as over weight or obese according to some ridiculous chart that is based on BMI which is complete bullshit. In 2007, the AAP actually recommended prescribing weight loss drugs, calorie-restrictive diets and weight loss surgery for children and teens. Horrific.

What they’ve realized, thank goddess, is that all this does is increase the odds that this child or teen will suffer from an eating disorder, be it overeating, under eating, or myriad of ways a person can suffer with food and weight obsession. Dieting is the #1 risk factor for both obesity and eating disorders! Duh!

So, thanks, AAP for recognizing that the less we obsess over a child’s weight, the less likely they are to be an adult obsessed with his/her weight.

Mental and physical health are the same thing! Dieting causes eating disorders!

Never in the history of mankind has positive change come from shame.

fus

This week two African American men were murdered by police.

The first was Keith Scott. He was waiting for his son at the bus stop, and sat in his car reading a book.

We compare the murders of black men by police to the murder of Emmitt Till who was lynched for being black. His original casket is on display at the National Museum of African Amercian History and Culture. Check out a really interesting feature WaPo did.

The second was a “bad guy” Terrence Crutcher. His murderer is Betty Shelby, who was a police officer and has been arrested for first-degree manslaughter. These police officers are supposed to protect us.

Amy was particularly upset about the lack of attention to him after he was shot. Turns out police officers are not supposed to let people die in the street, even if you shot him.

The coverage of these events has been super dumb. The Washington Post refer to the police officer and the victim as “African-Amercian” and “black” respectively and we think that’s pretty fucked up.

#HashtagSadpants.

Gabrielle Union talked about women who are successful because of white privilege and she took down Lena Dunham, Kate Upton and Amy Schumer.

feminism

GIGI HADID! You’re so badass. She was literally attacked by a crazy person and hit him in self-defense, yet the press said she “lashed out”.

ELBOWING SOMEONE WHO PHYSICALLY ASSAULTS YOU IS NOT LASHING OUT IT IS SELF-DEFENSE.

recommendations

Amy lost her shit over this dude in the commercial for something with a buttery flaky crust.

Paula recommends Frank Ocean’s album Blonde.

Paula’s religion is All The Teachings of RuPaul Mixed with Trader Joe’s. Therefore she recommends the lavender salt scrub, which pleases Amy to no end because Paula is adorable.

WE LOVE YOU! STAY HUNGRY!

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