Episode 2: Bob the Drag Queen, JLo, Apologizing

Here’s the stuff we laughed our way through in We Are Still Hungry, Episode 2.

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”

– Paula D. Atkinson

Bob the Drag Queen, courtesy of LogoTV

Bob the Drag Queen, courtesy of LogoTV

“Find something you about yourself that you like. And focus on that. If I don’t like my face, if I don’t like my weight, then I think to myself, ‘I have nice teeth.” And it may just start with one tooth. Look at that tooth, ‘that’s a nice tooth, man!’ and then once you can accept that one little thing about yourself, you can accept you for who you are.”

-Bob the Drag Queen

“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

On Apologizing:

Lena Dunham’s post on LinkedIn (not Lenny)

Jess Grose article featuring Debrah Tannen.

Still lookin’ for that book with the quote about “apologizing for taking up so much space…”

Thanks for listenin’, y’all! Let us know if there are any topics you’d like us to talk about. We appreciate you stopping by.


Amy & Paula