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Old 02-28-2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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The article makes some significant claims, but has anyone bothered to actually read the 2003 study by San Francisco’s University of California School of Nursing? It would be interesting to look into the study and understand the hypothesis and basis. Even better, let's compare the study's ideas and hypotheses to a book called Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities by Dawn Atkins. What conclusions do you draw from this deep, academic look?


Quiz is next week! Flunkies get detention :-)

Butch...I'll see you in detention!
Ha ha, I'm always in trouble for something, .

I think what I find most interesting about the study is the fact that they're saying fat lesbians are more likely to be apple shaped (the waist circumference thing the article mentions) than pear or hourglass shaped. Since men are more likely to be apple shaped, too, that connection begs to be explored.

I wonder, too, if looking at the Atkins book reinforces stereotypes about GLBTQ bodies? In particular, I came across something recently on the web about how there's a stereotype out there that all butch lesbians are fat. So not true, but what is the genesis of this belief?

I guess I know what I'll be studying for in anticipation of that quiz.
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