I bet I’m not the only one who doesn’t really like to get into discussions about their weight.

Fat, skinny or somewhere in between, it can be a touchy subject and one that I think, well…

It’s a little boring to be honest. It is what it is, but we are constantly talking about it.

And what I really want to know is… Why?

Being inspirational?

I am inspired by kindness, creativity, joy and fun.

I am not inspired by celebrities who manage to get through the day existing on a small piece of grilled salmon, or the publications who then offer this tripe up as quality, interesting content.

Yes, I have totally stopped reading trashy magazines.

I felt like I was in a constant state of deja vu. And I felt really large, not to mention ashamed of my ever-present ponytail.

I squirmed recently when I watched Journalist, Media Celebrity, Radio personality, Style and Fashion Editor, Kate Waterhouse sit atop a bar stool and interview Mad Men Actress, Christina Hendricks…



Yep, THAT was a bit awkward. The question was posed, “You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you’ve inspired someone?”

Try as I did, there was no way I could come up with a sensible answer. And yes, I know the question was not directed at me, but it was a dumb question that featured the words INSPIRATION, INSPIRED AND INSPIRING.

Inspirational Overload Alert!

Christina Hendricks is an actress whose body shape is under-represented in the film and television world. And she was visiting Australia to promote glasses.

That is it. I am sure Kate Waterhouse was as horrified by Christina’s reaction as much as the thousands of people who have watched the viral video.

There is no way, I suspect, that Waterhouse would have intentionally set out to make the actress uncomfortable.

Christina Hendricks has been “celebrated” the world over for her figure and has been held up as the poster gal for hourglass shapes everywhere… for years.

No wonder she is sick of talking about it. She is not a freakshow.

Why do we feel the need?

Christina Hendricks commented later off camera, “I think calling me full-figured is just rude.”

I don’t think that Christina Hendricks is full figured. It’s just that other actresses in Hollywood are under-figured.

See! I just did it myself!!!! AAARRGGHHHHH. Why do we need to discuss someone’s weight at all?

If you’re fat, you probably know it. You certainly don’t need others pointing it out to you. It’s a bit like when you cultivate a large pimple.

“That is a big pimple on your chin there!”

No shit! I know this. I grew it and I look at it and stress about it, and I try to cover it up as best I can. Neither of us needs reminding of it.

The formidable Jennifer Livingstone best delivered this message recently.


Inspirational regardless of dress size. News presenter, Jennifer Livingston. 

Here’s a thought. Why doesn’t the media industry represent a wider variety of women?!

Short ones, tall ones, string beans, curvy ladies, pear shapes… The lot! This way, we wouldn’t feel the need to comment every time someone (who is not in the exclusive size 6 club) trots out onto the red carpet. It would just be a woman, who can then be defined by what she does, not what she looks like.

The whole obsession confuses me enormously. I’m off to eat Twisties on the treadmill.


*About Mrs Woog: “I can be found in the laundry, folding laundry, sorting laundry and dropping off the dry cleaning. I am mum to two boys, boss of my husband and master of a cat and two guinea pigs. Come nightfall, I watch TV while tweeting which drives Mr Woog insane. I like to read cookbooks and eat out. During my waking hours I ferry kids around in the Mazda while drinking takeaway coffees and listening to talkback. I think about going to the gym every day. I used to work in the publishing industry before I realised it was nothing like Elaine Benes from Seinfeld made out like it was. Now I write this blog. And I never get writer’s block. It is a gift I have.” You can follow me on Twitter @Woogsworld.

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  • Reply October 9, 2012

    La Hola

    Christina plays the most amazing character on Mad Mn. More about that please. That show is exquisite.
    Great post Mrs Woog. Society, myself included, is obsessed by fat.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    It’s like what happened to Chrissy Swan earlier this year. This obsession we have with BMI and the number on the scales and looking like the latest stick insect on the cover of that trashy magazine is just unhealthy. Constant extreme dieting is just as harmful as being overweight. I’m a large woman. I’ve been in the morbidly obese end of the Dr’s chart since puberty. I know this I’m aware of this. The funny thing is, when puberty hit I grew tits and an arse. As a grown woman these attributes are admired, as a teenager I was bullied verbally and physically every day about this. I retreated, I believed what they said about me, I found solace in food, in my bedroom, on my own. As a result of this my weight went from being curvy to obese in a matter of 18months. Yet in the one who gets mocked on the street, the one who gets talked down to and judged by others because of my weight. As an adult I have chosen to do something about this and have lost 15.3kg since January through a balanced whole diet and exercise and I’m still on my journey with still approximately 40kg left to go, but I do this for me and my family, not the reflection I see in the mirror. As a child, I didn’t have the ability to rise above and tell all those children and yes adults that I didn’t give a shit what they were saying to me. I’m worth more than their hurtful words and deeds, and as a result my weight went up and up and up. So I’m sorry who’s fault is it that I’m fat? Mine now, because I let it continue, but where did the problem start? Why did I lock myself away and start eating in earnest? The media and the mindset they’ve created scares me. My daughter is soon to reach puberty and with her genetics behind her will develop in a very similar way to me. How does one mum stand against the tide of vitriol she’s going to be subjected to??? How do I help her learn at 12 or 13 the lesson it took me 30 years to learn? We are not numbers! We are people!

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Nikki @ Styling You

    That question would never be asked of a full-figured man.

    • Reply October 9, 2012

      La Hola

      Oh yes! Excellent point.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Scandi Coast Home

    I don’t rate myself on what Hollywood represents and neither should anyone else. I prefer to look at a person as the whole package, personality, the lot……we should all make the best of what we have and who we are and not judge each other in such a shallow way. It’s that simple ;O)
    Tania xx

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Fiona @ My Mummy Daze

    Wow, great article Mrs W. Body image is a tricky subject. I think you hit the nail on the head though – we need a more even representation of women in the public domain for starters xx Fi

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Melissa Mitchell

    As Nikki says, my beef is that we wouldn’t ever ask this question of a man. Noone approaches a larger male actor and says “You’re an inspiration to bigger ‘blokes’ out there. How do you feel about that?”.

    I was uncomfortable in the interview. I think that Christina was right to be uncomfortable. Though rather than dodging and having her publicist ‘fix’ it, I wish she’d said what you’re saying, Mrs Woog. Just say “You know, I don’t think it’s a fair question. I don’t see you asking other people about their weight. I want to talk about what I’m here to do, not my body”.

    Like you, I stay far away from the magazines. The only times in the past 15 years I’ve bought them are when in hospital after the birth of each of my sons. When I thought I’d be too fried to concentrate on a book, so I”d enjoy the ‘fluff’. I was mistaken.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Yes! It is crazy. It would be like someone interviewing Tom Cruise and saying “you are an inspiration to short crazy Scientologist actors everywhere, how do you feel about that?”
    It’s got nothing to do with anything. I’m sick of talking about it too, except we all have to keep talking about it or nothing will change!

    • Reply October 9, 2012


      love that!! made me laugh

    • Reply October 28, 2012


      I hadn’t seen the filmed interview until now. I did read the interview in the paper (the ‘inspiration’ question omitted. As I think Christina Hendricks is a fabulous actress, and her character Joan has been filmed wearing glasses when ‘at home’ in Mad Men. So Kate’s research was woeful. For sure. But I’m still bemused with a following piece Kate wrote trying to explain (defend?) that question. She still didn’t get what was wrong with asking it. I think Fairfax may have deliberately let Kate look incompetent by releasing the taped interview and publishing that follow up text.I wonder why? Could it be that they think women just want to argue over if it’s okay to mention someone’s weight or not? If that’s the case I wish they’d look at Mrs Woogs piece and the responses. Not much argument here. Just a whole lot of frustration at having to address the same old issue.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Amy of Absolute Amy

    Wow – that interview made me CRINGE!! Christina Hendricks was so gracious about that awful question. As a mum of a young daughter, I’m hoping to raise her to be kind, clever, considerate and a contributing member of society… when did we all become so self obsessed? Mrs Woog is right. It’s SO boring. Amy xx

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    I watched the full interview and it was cringe worthy. Kate even commented how she’s never seen Christina wearing glasses, even though she’s here to promote Spec Savers! I’ve stop buying gossip magazines, I’m so over reading about celebrities bodies. Don’t even get me started on the airbrushing and losing baby weight in two weeks.Loved the article Mrs Woog, I too am inspired by kindness, creativity, joy and fun.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    This poor interviewer looked out of her depth and overawed.
    I’m pretty sure she’ll regret a lot of what she said here, not just the question about size. Making the point that she’d never seen Christina wearing glasses before, when she’s here to promote the Specsavers competition? Embarrassing!

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Sarah wayland

    Its hard not to look and her and say wow because regardless of her boobs and bum and hips and whatever she is an exceptionally stunning woman (and Im not just saying that because I am a fellow red head). I don’t know how we turn off the obsession about looks and sizes because being inspirational has nothing to do with the size of your bottom it has to do with what you do when you get off it. That is all.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Tracey HB

    I’ve been really thin for my height (42kgs) and bigger (92kg) and it always amazes me that at both ends of the scale people thought it was their right to tell me that I was either too fat or too thin. Yes I did eat lots of ‘sometimes’ food daily when I was pregnant with my son in 2003. Yes this made me put on weight, yes, I have only lost some of it since then BUT the good thing is that I was much better when I was pregnant with my daughter – didn’t put on any extra weight at all. And why do we think that people in the public eye are meant to have feet of clay, that they are somehow role models? Christina must be so incredibly over hearing about her figure. The next thing people will want is for Mrs Woog to behave…

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Kirsten @ K&Co.

    That whole interview was just so cringe worthy. From the ‘full figured’ bit to the ‘cos I googled you and couldn’t find a picture of you actually wearing glasses’ bit. Woeful from start to finish!

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    It was a silly question, and as Mrs Woog points out, a very poorly worded one at that. But surely Christina was quite capable of saying “Here’s why I don’t want to talk about that” rather than sulk and make eyes at her publicist.

    In my view both the interviewer and interviewee handled themselves very badly.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Cybele @ BlahBlah Magazine

    I am sorry but I don’t get it. I am not particularly observant I don’t even notice if my friends gain or lose weight let alone people i see on TV or in pics and clearly my definition of skinny is out of whack. Christina looks pretty slender to me, okay even I can’t miss the breasts, and people would pay lots of money for those, but other than that she looks pretty skinny.

    Thank you for posting this Mrs Woog because I find the whole thing weird too x

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    As so many have pointed out the question makes no sense. I doubt very much Christina Hendricks goes around going ‘Oh look, I just inspired another person!’ or ‘Look at me everyone! I’m doing something inspirational!’

    I mean really how do you answer that – ‘Well just last week I was saving starving Somalian orphans while negotiating world peace and climbing Mt Everest in heels and a pencil skirt?’

    I think it’s interesting that Fairfax effectively dropped Kate in it by releasing the video of her stumbling over these questions (none of which appear in the profile written by Kate and published on the Age website although she does describe the dishes including ‘hokkaido scallop with yuzu honey’ that she and Christina lunched on during the interview)

    Kate Waterhouse, and I mean no disrespect to her when I say this, writes celebrity fluff pieces for the Age, and so her questions are likely to appear silly or superficial in their unedited form. That’s not a knock on her, the piece is supposed to be about the celebrity’s love of Japanese flower arranging or hatha yoga and how they hope to develop a range of biodynamic organic skin care creams, not their thoughts on the war in Afghanistan or the financial crisis in Greece. However when someone is here and being paid to promote SpecSavers to say ‘ but you don’t wear glasses’ is tactless at best especially when she is sitting in front of you WEARING GLASSES!’

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Mrs pops

    Oh yes cringeworthy. The poor journo was out I’d her depth throughout. She seemed to have little confidence in the craft. The rules are pretty simple in journalism and start with good research and balance. I could imagine that Christina felt very uncomfortable. I disagree Trish that she could have explained how she felt offended for the simple reason that the pre agreed interview topic was her specs saver promo not her views about weight. Plenty of celebrities have said how banal many interviews are and some inappropriate. Unfortunately. This was one of those.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Also on a seperate note I was watching one of the brekky shows and happened to see Gretel Killeen and another woman discussing this very interview and was absolutely appalled when the blonde woman whose name I cannot remember jumped in to say that ‘obviously’ Christina was just off a plane and not looking her best and the reason that she stopped the interview was not that she objected to being referred to as full figured, but that she was clearly jealous of Kate Waterhouse being so slim and pretty.

    Thank you Gretel for starting off your rebuttal with ‘Are you kidding me?!’ because that is just what I was thinking at the time.

    • Reply October 9, 2012


      The blonde woman was Angela Mollard

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Valerie Parv

    A friend once told me, “What other people think of you is none of your business.” I live by that now. At the same time, I’ve just accepted an invitation to again be an Australia Day Ambassador next January, an experience I take pride in, as a former ten pound Pom from UK. On Facebook and Twitter, several people told me they found me inspirational, presumably on these grounds. Body shape didn’t (and shouldn’t) come into it.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Rachel @ Reality Chick

    Love your work Mrs Woog.

    The question WAS super clunky. I really felt for both sides watching that video. Christina didn’t need to be asked that about her weight – like who cares – and I think the journo felt a bit embarrassed to be asking it and just kind of blurted out something that went down like a ton of bricks. Maybe she was told not to bother coming back to the office without getting a pithy soundbite about Christina’s body image or some crap. Believe me it happens.

    She could’ve gone to absolute town on Mad Men questions (or any of her new projects), but I think the token question was, ‘How does it feel being on Mad Men?’ ARGH ARGH ARGH.

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    here here

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Eeek! Could hardly watch it, gave me a pain in my stomach due to the stress it induced! Both women are stunning, goes without saying, and so totally isn’t relevant to anything. Even the question about crazy fans – she has only just jumped off a plane. How embarrassment!
    My father in law is obsessed with women’s weight and while watching dancing with the stars a couple of years ago commented about how disgusting Kate Ceberano looks with all that weight. As a result my mother in law lives on diet pills and thought that the only reason that I don’t take them is because I can’t afford the $100 or so dollars each box costs. She kindly left me a box as a present when they were departing after a visit – I very kindly sent them back with a daughter who flew down to visit!! Arrggghh!! PS I think Kate Ceberano is gorgeous (and so does my husband)!!

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Lisa Lee

    Thank you for putting this out there Mrs. Woog.
    I watched this interview yesterday, and felt so squirmy and uncomfortable through the whole thing! it was such an unprofessional scene, not only the ridiculous weight question, but also the comment about wearing glasses.
    Obviously very little research done before.
    I hope the society we live in will soon wake up to the reality that to be a valuable member, you don’t have to be any particular size.
    Hopefully we have instilled enough confidence in our 9 year-old daughter, so that she doesn’t grow up thinking body size is something on which to judge a person’s worth.
    As for the magazines, such a waste of time.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Its interesting that men are rarely described as inspiration due to their body type. Is say Jonah Hill an inspiration to slightly chubby dudes out there? No he is a “talented comedian”. Christina Hendricks is a stunning woman and a very talented actress.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Brilliantly said. And I’m with you and the twisties…on the bike!

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Fark yeah!!! YEAH!!!! x

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    I’m still stuck on the fact that it is uncool to have a pony tail? Really?
    I have no hope!

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Kim @ FallingFaceFirst

    YES!!! I’m so very tired of it. Tired, tired tiredety-tired. You said it perfectly Mrs Woog. It’s just so irrelevant to the amazing actor Christina Hendricks is, and there’s no way to talk about ‘IT”, without it getting awkward in some way.

    I’m not about to make judgments about how Christina H should have handled the question either. Why should she have to be tough and put people in their place for dumb questions like her character Joan does? I think her uncomfortable reaction in itself speaks volumes, rather than her stamping down the question with an ‘I don’t think we need to talk about that’.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    I hear you Mrs Woogs. I dislike the boring celebrity interviews we are subjected to. It dumbs down journalism and dumbs down society. Most people are interesting and intelligent. Note to the media…please represent them.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    This issue is challenging me~ I have put on weight~ which makes me breathe less easily as someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. I am uneager to have some big woman lie on me , and squash the breath out of my lungs. Then I think/feel~ was this not always the way..

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    I have to profess to being a mad Mad Men fan and I mean no disrespect to Kate Waterhouse but that was one poorly researched interview. Given the huge character arc that Christina’s character Joan has been on there was room to ask about feminism, her fellow actors, the show’s popularity with women, the accolades it’s received. Instead we have to cringe over the use of “full-figured” not once but twice. The irony of a thin attractive woman questioning an actor about her weight when she’s famous for playing a role that highlights the oppression of women is not lost on me and I’m sure it’s not lost on Christina either.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Sharon O

    Great article, Mrs Woog. I nodded my head all the way through it. Just once I’d like to see people NOT do the obvious and predictable thing, and make it a point to NOT ask the curvy woman about what it means to be “full-figured” and just talk about what’s relevant for goodness’ sake. Oh no wait, too controversial!! Not. I’m seriously embarrassed for people when they ask others about the painfully obvious but highly irrelevant matters, it’s very revealing as to what they really think of the person that they’re talking to. Oh really, you’ve got the fabulous Christina Hendricks in front of you and all you can thinkn to ask her is about her body size? What about what a great actress she is, her involvement in Mad Men, what it’s like to work with Jon Hamm? No? Body size is better is it? I think it’s pathetic and I’ve given up on expecting anything better from mainstream media. My dream is to have TV where people of any size, age, colour, gender, or sexuality can appear and NOT be referred to by any of those things, simply what they are about as a human being. Yeah, right, I’ll keep dreaming! 🙂

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Agree, all this obsession with weight is terribly boring. Makes you wonder, what would we women do with all that energy if we didn’t obsess about weight? Fat is indeed a feminist issue.

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    What Sarah Did Next

    God, that whole interview was dreadful! The questions were incredibly shallow and did nothing to encourage Ms Hendricks or the viewer to engage. I’m not surprised she objected to that line of questioning. I was just watching it!

    And I have to agree with Carli, above – there were so many OTHER relevant and interesting questions Kate Waterhouse could have asked. Jeez Louise.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    If Kate Waterhouse had simply rephrased the question to completely omit the part about Hendricks being a ‘full figured woman’ and simply asked ‘You are an inspiration to women’ and then amended the ending to ‘why do you think that is’ or ‘who are the women who inspire you?’ the question would have first and foremost made sense, the answer would have been interesting and it probably would have been answered.

    However Kate did seem a little like a deer in the headlights for most of the interview so it probably never even occurred to her.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    Liked your blog, my name is hedewich and i’m from Holland. Ibwant start writing my own blog (some day) but in Holland i don’t know where to post it, ther’s no such thing as a circle of mums , BUT i can start it! The thing is i don’t have the golden touch with a computer but never to old to learn. Thanks voor the inspiration, all over the world woman, mothers are the same we love our children 🙂 thank you Hedewich van Stralendorff

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    While we’re at it, can we also please stop commenting on how a woman looks for their age???? I cannot stand any of those crappy magazines – when I flick through them out of boredom when I’m waiting for a doctor or a hair colour, I find that I don’t even know who most of these “too thin”, “too fat” “newly slimmed down” “post pregnancy” ” extraordinary for they age” “looking haggard and years beyond her age” people are!!!!

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    The Huntress

    I think the best thing I ever read in relation to size and weight was written by Belle de Jour. Her response to a friend who was lamenting about her weight and wanting to go on a diet:

    “No, what you really want is success. Any boring f*** can go on a diet”.

    So true.

  • Reply October 10, 2012


    Woah … why can’t they get a decent interviewer? It was just cringeworthy to watch.

  • Reply October 12, 2012

    NoComment of Nunawading

    Mrs Woog, great article, as always. Along with some very astute responses from, I’m sure, women of all sizes, however I find myself, like Jess, very concerned… since when is a pony-tail uncool, has this always been so & I simply missed that class, or is this “uncoolness” a recent development?

    Please Mrs Woog, once again I seek your guidance, as I stumble through life as a walking, talking (and now writing) fashion faux pas… help?

    Seriously though, the bigger issue has been covered and covered and covered, but unfortunately the message doesn’t seem to be getting through, so thank-you and your readers for again expressing their abhorrence at such sad, pathetic & unworthy interviews / interviewers… simply stopping comments will never make the problem go away!

    Age- appropriate (mostly), excellent BMI, average height & weight, just in case anyone would like to judge me too, based only on physical attributes… no thank-you very much!

  • Reply October 12, 2012


    A simple case of rudeness. It’s none of our business what this lovely woman weighs or anyone else for that matter.

  • Reply October 14, 2012


    Christina Hendricks is utterly beautiful. Kate Waterhouse gauche and rude. Enough said.

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  • Reply October 18, 2012


    It can work both ways, since having my son I have developed Graves Disease, one of the symptoms is loss of weight. I am always surprised at the amount of people who feel it is ok to comment on me being too skinny. Yes, I know I am way to thin, but people telling me this does not help me find my arse. Which has disappeared along with the weight.

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  • Reply November 1, 2012


    christina hendricks looks sensational and i for one would love to have her figure. my husband would love me to have her figure!
    i am sooooo sick of the emphasis on how we all look. i dont give a toss about celebs, i dont care about their diets, their merchandise or their love lives. movie stars are just people who lucked in. however they dont always seem happy with their lot. one star said in an interview she had been on a diet for ever and although sick of it, if she wanted to work she had to look like a stick figure. they want boys with boobs basically.
    wander around a shopping centre and take a look at the couples very few of whom look like they are ready for a photo shoot. when one sees movie stars going about their business in hollywood they look so ordinary its a letdown.
    get a life and enjoy what you have. leave the magazines to the star struck.

  • Reply November 1, 2012


    christina hendricks looks sensational and i for one would love to have her figure. my husband would love me to have her figure!
    i am sooooo sick of the emphasis on how we all look. i dont give a toss about celebs, i dont care about their diets, their merchandise or their love lives. movie stars are just people who lucked in. however they dont always seem happy with their lot. one star said in an interview she had been on a diet for ever and although sick of it, if she wanted to work she had to look like a stick figure. they want boys with boobs basically.
    wander around a shopping centre and take a look at the couples very few of whom look like they are ready for a photo shoot. when one sees movie stars going about their business in hollywood they look so ordinary its a letdown.
    get a life and enjoy what you have. leave the magazines to the star struck.

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  • Reply November 8, 2012


    What’s really interesting is that the comments on this piece reflect that no one actually considers Christina Hendricks as ‘full-figured’. What makes me think that? There isn’t one comment expressing concern for her ‘health’.
    I’m loving that the discussion is about how her body is beside the point compared to her success, but if you substituted Christina for a woman that was considered ‘obese’ the commentary would be very different from some people. The ‘health’ argument seems to trump the ‘your success is more important than what you weigh’ one. Which is really disappointing. Does anyone tell Stephen Hawking that his health is more important than his mind and his success?
    We have a LONG way to go on this topic.

  • Reply November 9, 2012


    Women will have to run the media to get accurate representation. Women will have to focus on what brings us Joy and Excitement in Life; focus on what you want not the absence of it. This tidal wave is beginning…. I don’t hang out with the old crowd who gab on about their weight any more; can’t stand it. Just IMAGINE what women could do if we all actually supported eachother to manifest what we believe in; good nutrition for the world’s children, equal access to opportunity, freedom from all the unpaid unrewarded work kept invisible by the current accounting and social systems, free time to create, free time to rest, time to be who we truly are

  • Reply November 9, 2012


    Great post Mrs Woog. It is such a controversial area, and would be so nice if we could just take people for who they are and the media represented a wider range of people.
    I DO however think that part of the reason why people make a big deal of someone like the gorgeous Christina being ‘full figured’ is that so many of us try so hard to be smaller in order to be more attractive (to fit in with what we think people will find more appealing), and try and over up our curves, then along comes someone like Christina who doesn’t cover up and is just being her gorgeous self, and is considered completely sensational and sexy.
    I don’t think we should necessarily have issues with calling her full figured, but that shouldn’t be synonymous with fat, or assumed to be a negative.

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  • Reply November 14, 2012


    Why is it that the media always show ugly fat men always with a good looking woman,,,, WHY,,,, They never show an ugly fat woman with a good looking man,,,,,, would it be a blow to all mens ego’s out there, that they have to keep the dream alive,and the fantasy real, or just give all fat ugly men hope.
    The media plays such a big roll in all of this,,,,, woman have so much pressure on them, not just to look good, but to perform like a porn star in the bedroom, be a good cook, a brilliant mother, a super star at work, a local hero, a marathon runner,,,, so on and so on,,,,, oh my god. I gave up on all of that yrs ago, maybe because I am single, and dont feel the pressure of having to perform all the time for my husband. I am fat and bloody happy, GO EAT A TIM TAM

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    Sam Stone

    Why can’t we talk about the chick’s interests, her favourite designer or favourite food. I think she is absolutely gorgeous and I wish I looked like her.

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  • Reply December 28, 2012

    Nareen Young

    Totally totally agree. It’s just freaking boring. I’d be happier if someone asked Kate Waterhouse about her family’s most recent foray into creating misery via problem gambling but anyhoo.HOW IS SHE FAMOUS??? Through the same ludicrous media process that sells the thinness obsession. If we stop buying in, it will disappear. I’ve stopped buying those mags too, there’s a plethora of other excellent stuff to read eg The Hoopla. We need to stop supporting it.

  • Reply December 28, 2012


    Just a suggestion that our minds are not just in our brain(s) and/or in our heads~ but might also be, in eg our big toes..and other body places. Experiential evidence only from yoga e.g “yoga nidra” practice…and traditional oriental medicine,and gosh, psychosomatic long haul elucidations….

  • Reply December 29, 2012

    Vera Charles

    Regardless of the tone-deaf questions, Kate Waterhouse is a bad journalist and an even worse interviewer. She’s extremely unnatural in front of the camera, her responses seem forced and fake, and her questions are too obviously scripted. Even worse, I googled “Christine Hendricks glasses” and voila, photos galore. Her lack of skills and polish are embarrassing. Before she’s put in front of the camera again, she needs to get some media training.

  • Reply January 1, 2013


    “When we lose twenty pounds…we may be losing the best twenty pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.”- Woody Allen

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