I happen to be fortunate. My team of writers on Dragon Age currently consists of nine people— most of which are female. It’s reached the point that, when we consider new hires and transfers, I tend to joke “ummm, we could use some more testosterone in here…” and give a big goofy grin. Mine is…
And then I debated whether or not to put it on Tumblr…but I decided it was important. Because in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in everyday life….
I need to make more fatty art for my house.
RIP Nora Ephron.
16 years ago she said this, and people are still just figuring it out.
Good Enough: A visual representation of the weight loss promises of Belviq, a new diet drug just approved the FDA.
And lets not forget rave reviews like these…
“Side effects with the drug include depression, migraine and memory lapses.” -Associated Press
“People taking Belviq were twice as likely to have neuropsychiatric and cognitive side effects.” -ABC News
“…only achieving modest weight loss in clinical studies…” -Washington Post
“[Stock photo of a fat person from the neck down]” -CNN
“Clearly [Belviq] is only effective in some cases…” -Dr. Barry Popkin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“…the effects are moderate at best.” -Dr. Robert Eckel, University of Colorado-Denver
As usual, the standard with the medicalizing stigmatization of fat people is “good enough” and “safe enough”. This also gives the diet industry a chance to shout about how a 5% reduction in weight has actually been shown to be enormously beneficial as if that proves their case. If I lost 5% of my body weight, I’d still be fat enough to be harassed to lose 5% of my body weight. Significant benefits from such a marginal weight loss just suggests that body weight isn’t actually a dominant factor. Yet, the diet industry insists this means they need to make more billions than they already are promising massive weight loss, but settling for 5%.
Maybe. At least within 2 years. Its not like people haven’t been shown to regain weight past 2 years. I mean, other than it has been shown that this happens.