Episode #5 – Bargain Store Panties

Discussed:

The ethics of fashion. There’s no way this topic, discussed by us, could contain itself to a segment or a portion of an episode of FOI. No, we need a full hour — at least — to even begin to cover this ground. What kind of responsibilities do the we (those who are privileged enough to have the means to decorate our bodies beyond the necessity of simply covering them) have in interacting with fashion? Points include:

-Why you can’t attack the less materially wealthy for choosing quantity and price over quality

-We fat people don’t get a complete pass, but there are some extenuating circumstances for us

-Some affordable yet sustainable options for all sizes

-Jenny’s good intentions for the near future

Fashion and politics, together… at last again as always!


Links:

Putting an End to Fast Fashion in Your Wardrobe [Jezebel]

Could a Fatty Spend $150K on Clothes if She Wanted To? [Shapely Prose]

The Uniform Project

Selena Eon [Etsy]

Jane Bon Bon [Etsy]

Cotton Ginny

The Song at the End: “Bargain Store Panties” by Little Miss Higgins. [iTunes]

Photo credit: vistavision

Fatties on Ice #2 – Too Long; Didn’t Listen

Discussed:

-Our “conquistadorafail”

-Late Late Adventures with Isabel Allende and Craig Ferguson

-the newly knighted Patrick Stewart; Renaissance Man Bryan Batt

-Bust Magazine’s curious omission (a.k.a. Tilda Swinton and PetitionGate)

-Sinkholes and macros

-a tribute to Rue McClanahan.

Links:

Patrick Stewart talks about domestic violence [YouTube]

House Hippo PSA [YouTube]

Note:

Our new theme music is “Calcutta” by Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra.