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Old 03-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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What do you make of this? I submitted an article to a fetish magazine and got this reply back:

"Thanks for the submission, Andres. Fat porn is probably too progressive for our brand. But we would be interested in seeing other work you may have written that explores some of the edges of sexual fetish and identity."

How is fat too progressive for a magazine trying to explore the "edges of sexual fetish and identity?

I had prior experience writing for a sexuality webzine for two years and also saw resistance to publishing articles about anyone over a certain dress size.
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That's bizarre. Then again, over the years I've often come across situations where unspeakable acts were readily accepted whereas attraction to fatness was considered, gasp! really weird and out there. Go figure. It probably all depends who you're dealing with. There are a lot of closed minds out there.
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What do you make of this? I submitted an article to a fetish magazine and got this reply back:

"Thanks for the submission, Andres. Fat porn is probably too progressive for our brand. But we would be interested in seeing other work you may have written that explores some of the edges of sexual fetish and identity."

How is fat too progressive for a magazine trying to explore the "edges of sexual fetish and identity?

I had prior experience writing for a sexuality webzine for two years and also saw resistance to publishing articles about anyone over a certain dress size.
When they say "too progressive" they mean:
"We are weakass pussies"

P.s. I am a leetle dronk atm
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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I mean... this is one of those examples of how I go wondering how radical voicing an FA alignment is, only to be told by outfits such as this, "Well yes, actually, you are radical."

I mean, what is it exactly? These guys are hesitant to address a body type so many Americans have?????
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Which magazine did you submit to?
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For the record, the world is the fattest it has ever been. Yet, the idea of being fat is progressive? lol
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I mean... this is one of those examples of how I go wondering how radical voicing an FA alignment is, only to be told by outfits such as this, "Well yes, actually, you are radical."

I mean, what is it exactly? These guys are hesitant to address a body type so many Americans have?????
this would be a great group protest for FAs to join. maybe its something that diverse people could agree on. how about an email campaign aimed at the bozos?
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Yeah, what kind of hyper-progressive psychopath would be in to a [B]fat chick[B]??
HAVE YOU GONA INSANE MAN???

hehehehe, poor timid magazine. If fat porn is 'too progressive', I wonder what would happen if they had to witness/read fat fetish porn?

*heads explode*
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Yeah, what kind of hyper-progressive psychopath would be in to a [B]fat chick[B]??
HAVE YOU GONA INSANE MAN???

hehehehe, poor timid magazine. If fat porn is 'too progressive', I wonder what would happen if they had to witness/read fat fetish porn?

*heads explode*
yeah their heads would explode alright note: *superodalisque did not say that*
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No offense to the OP, but it is a rejection letter. Sometimes editors use terms that are innocuous or confusing to let the submitter down easily. It is possible this is one of those cases where the phrase "too progressive" means "we can't use this piece". It may have nothing to do with fat or it may mean that the mag doesn't see fat porn as a fetish.
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I love the faces people make when they hear about be being a webmodel. The horror and shock and look if 'but you're.... FAT' is amazing.

woot woot to being insanely progressive for being fat and sexy!
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What do you make of this? I submitted an article to a fetish magazine and got this reply back:

"Thanks for the submission, Andres. Fat porn is probably too progressive for our brand. But we would be interested in seeing other work you may have written that explores some of the edges of sexual fetish and identity."

How is fat too progressive for a magazine trying to explore the "edges of sexual fetish and identity?

I had prior experience writing for a sexuality webzine for two years and also saw resistance to publishing articles about anyone over a certain dress size.
It does sound as if there letting you down easy, I mean how is being fat ''progressive''? I don't get it, it's like the dude picked that word out of his hat.
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Maybe because fat tends to polarize people? It seems like a lot of publications tend to stay away from anything too controversial.. kind of like how most magazines wouldn't want to touch the topic of religion with a 50 foot pole. Sometimes I feel like the topic of fat is kind of going in that direction. Someone on here wanted to write an article for a site that featured other controversial topics but after the whole Marie Claire thing their editor decided it might not be a good idea (even though it was going to be a positive piece.) Similar thing, maybe?

I guess that seems weird for a fetish mag, but if you think about it a lot of fetishes have been somewhat normalized .. mostly in the way of jokes or even shock videos but there's still some sort of normalization there. People joke about scat (Two Girls One Cup anyone?) and furries and beastiality and whatever else.. so maybe it doesn't seem as progressive/shocking/strange to feature those things as it would to feature fat, which is largely an untouched subject in regards to sexuality (other than the general attitude that we won't get laid.)

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Maybe it is too progressive, but it could be worse.
Imagine what would be "too conservative..."


That's right.
Tea Party Porn.

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Okay, tea party porn made me laugh.
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Imagine what would be "too conservative..."


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there's a Family Guy clip somewhere out there of "British porn" and also one of "Jewish porn" look those up lol.
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Hi, Doc--

I would have to see the 'zine to give you feedback on this, and also see your article.

But I would take the editors' response as a positive one. "I don't want this, but I'll take that."

I was contributing a few years back to a tabloid series extolling New Yorkers who are making a difference in people's lives, and I wanted to profile an acting teacher who is head of "Veggie Kids," a vegan children's acting group who benevolently encourage people to go veggie through skits.

The editor disagreed with kids being vegetarian, and said no to my article. A clear case of an editor's personal opinion interfering with telling people about a newsworthy story. I didn't whine. Just put the story aside and went onto the next.

A short while later, the editor left and was replaced, and I hit up the new editor immediately with the same story, Veggie Kids. She said, "Go ahead" and there it appeared in next week's issue.

I've also had editors reject a story, then accept and publish the very same story a year later--they forgot they already looked at it and turned it down.
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In my experience conservative women turn into the most sexually depraved banshees behind closed doors.

I know this had little to do with your post. It just brought back some memories

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Okay, tea party porn made me laugh.
Well, I've often been tempted to tell jokes about how Republican women polish their guns.
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ahaha. god. that's all I can say.
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Oh I'm sure that's the case sometimes. A former coworker of mine, a BBW who had a picture of the Bush family in her cube, is also a member of the Metallimoms. (Or as I am tempted to call them, the MetalliMILFs).
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What do you make of this? I submitted an article to a fetish magazine and got this reply back:

"Thanks for the submission, Andres. Fat porn is probably too progressive for our brand. But we would be interested in seeing other work you may have written that explores some of the edges of sexual fetish and identity."

How is fat too progressive for a magazine trying to explore the "edges of sexual fetish and identity?

I had prior experience writing for a sexuality webzine for two years and also saw resistance to publishing articles about anyone over a certain dress size.

I'm saddened by the response you got, but not surprised. To me, it shows the financial power that the diet-weightloss-fashion-pharma-medical industry holds over the media. Either this magazine has ads from that industry, or it's owned by a company that publishes other magazines that are dependent on that advertising. They're not going to bite the hand that feeds them!
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