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    Subject: Re: The real issue
    Date: Oct 26, 2002
    Sender: MongrelPrevious | Next

    I think the "REAL ISSUE" that we should be talking about is that real latinas/os have diabetes. It's killing us off at early ages at a rate 60% greater than our Anglo cousins. Am I the weight I want to be? Not a chance. I'm about 50 pounds overweight and when my tia was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago, I started panicking.

    Weight control (through exercise and a healthy diet) is the single most important thing we can do to prevent succumbing to this quiet killer.

    Yes, people of different heritage tend to have different body types. But let's remember the emotional and psychhological damage that having a poor self-image does to a person. Isn't that something to consider?

    I guarantee you that I will spend less time and energy and heartache losing my excess weight than I will learning to love my fat butt and gut. Because when I'm back down to 170 pounds (I'm a guy, by the way) I won't have to worry about snide comments from heartless people. I won't have to justify my blubber with psychobabble. And if I keep up my exercise and healthy diet, when I see that tempting dish of flan, and hear it calling my name, I can suck it down knowing that it's not going to go straight to my beltline.

    I will never again have the body I did when I was sixteen, but I can at least have a body that doesn't turn up as the subject of a movie that won the "most politically correct award." And it won't be a body as much at risk of diabetes.

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    Response to this comment:
    The real issue

    most of you have obviously missed the whole point of this movie. Weight is one of the last things it talks about. It's about loving yourself whether that's through your body, your relationships, or the decisions we make in our lives. growing up and loving yourself is not a "latino" experience it's something everyone faces. The fact that "weight" is the only thing being spoken about is a testament to how obsessed our world is with weight. the job of a film is to raise issues and make people think, and this film does the job. Let's not turn this site into a place to bag on each other, Let's have some self-respect.






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  • Real Women Aren't Bores...   from Anita Guerrero, Jun 8, 2002
  • real women are fat   from robert, Dec 25, 2004
  • i know how you feel   from sarah, Aug 16, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from deborah, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from gabby, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Elizabeth, Mar 23, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Rebecca, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Leticia, Dec 24, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from nacidosparatriunfar2002@hotmai, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Sal R, May 6, 2011
  • Re: i know how you feel   from GARINA, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Katherine, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: real women have curves   from epc, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: real women have curves   from Angela Mendoza, May 6, 2011
  • Ana is Fat ?   from Gary Hiel, Aug 3, 2003
  • Re: Ana is Fat ?   from Shaedeecat, Oct 3, 2003
  • Real Women Have Curves   from patricia torres, Aug 23, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Xicana X, Sep 23, 2002
  • comments from patricia torres pt   from ray, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: comments from patricia torres pt   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: comments from Jon One   from Billi, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from chris, Nov 18, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Andrea, Oct 7, 2002
  • REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from garina, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from T, Oct 25, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from Cassie, Nov 14, 2002
  • this sucks   from Jesse, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: this sucks   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • :)   from R, Oct 9, 2002
  • Real Women Have Curves   from Alejandro Hernandez-Siegel, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Curvas curvas CURVAS!   from El Chingon!, Oct 11, 2002
  • "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from garina martinez, Oct 13, 2002
  • to Garina   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • I liked this movie(note: Not Latina)   from spiderman, Oct 16, 2002
  • I lliked the movie (latina)   from linda (ortaga) strong, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: \ Your opinion   from Joy Rivera, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: \\ Your opinion   from Danny Moore, Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\ Garina   from , Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\\\ Garina   from Maria, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from el rey de tejas, Nov 7, 2002
  • Re: Your opinion   from Michael O'Marah, May 11, 2011
  • Re: \   from rex, Oct 17, 2002
  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Amanda, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: \   from anonymous, Oct 26, 2002
  • Re: \   from Nan, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: \   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from Melissa, Nov 4, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Maria, Mar 12, 2003
  • Re: Real Women arent Fat   from jessica, Mar 24, 2003
  • Re: "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from java_meg, May 6, 2011
  • want to see this movie!!   from ray, Oct 14, 2002
  • The real issue   from anonymous, Oct 21, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from carlos, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from , Oct 23, 2002
  • » Re: The real issue «   from Mongrel, Oct 26, 2002
  • Great Movie   from Mady, Oct 31, 2002
  • Skinny people are not all that!!   from annoyed, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Skinny people are not all that!!   from also annoyed, Oct 26, 2002
  • Please Read   from jessica, Oct 28, 2002
  • Don't Believe The Hype!   from Erin G., Oct 24, 2002
  • a stupidity of a movie   from , Oct 29, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from MariTere, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Freya, Nov 11, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Nonie, Mar 19, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from carl, May 9, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Chango, Apr 20, 2011
  • a movie with a great lesson to young people   from nicole, Nov 13, 2002
  • Fat Fools   from Ja, Nov 15, 2002
  • Real Women, Remarkable   from Gerardo, Dec 16, 2002
  • IT IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT, IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: Real Women, Remarkable   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Fat Irony   from jozefimrich, Apr 26, 2003
  • This is a good film!!!!   from woodie, May 15, 2003
  • my own thoughts   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Shaedeecat, Sep 12, 2003
  • Re: Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • I like the chubby chick   from Frank, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: I like the chubby chick   from mike, Jan 7, 2004
  • awsome movie   from melissa, Oct 9, 2003
  • I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • Ho Hum!   from Shadrach, Oct 13, 2003
  • Ana Vs. The World   from Damian, Oct 25, 2003
  • oh Please!   from Mrs. Smith, Oct 30, 2003
  • anyway, about the movie...   from Laine, Apr 21, 2004
  • I Love Women With Curves   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • I love curvy women   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • JL rocks!   from Eva, Nov 24, 2004
  • 5 years later   from mina, May 24, 2008
  • Ana's story is not that uncommon   from The Fonz, May 4, 2011
  • In my opinion...   from Aimee, May 4, 2011
  • I am part of the women have curves   from Veronica Villarreal, May 4, 2011
  • What I think tho   from Gigigi, May 6, 2011
  • real women   from big daddy , May 6, 2011
  • Real women? More like real lies.   from Jagj, May 6, 2011
  • A Chicana Coming of Age   from Marissa Hernandez, May 6, 2011
  • Magic Realism   from Steven Whiteside, May 6, 2011
  • sympathy   from jessn_chavez, May 6, 2011
  • [no subject]   from Tony, May 6, 2011
  • I appolgize for the spelling   from Steven Whiteside, May 15, 2011
  • Real Women Aren't Bores...   from Anita Guerrero, Jun 8, 2002
  • real women are fat   from robert, Dec 25, 2004
  • i know how you feel   from sarah, Aug 16, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from deborah, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from gabby, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Elizabeth, Mar 23, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Rebecca, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Leticia, Dec 24, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from nacidosparatriunfar2002@hotmai, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Sal R, May 6, 2011
  • Re: i know how you feel   from GARINA, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Katherine, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: real women have curves   from epc, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: real women have curves   from Angela Mendoza, May 6, 2011
  • Ana is Fat ?   from Gary Hiel, Aug 3, 2003
  • Re: Ana is Fat ?   from Shaedeecat, Oct 3, 2003
  • Real Women Have Curves   from patricia torres, Aug 23, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Xicana X, Sep 23, 2002
  • comments from patricia torres pt   from ray, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: comments from patricia torres pt   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: comments from Jon One   from Billi, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from chris, Nov 18, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Andrea, Oct 7, 2002
  • REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from garina, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from T, Oct 25, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from Cassie, Nov 14, 2002
  • this sucks   from Jesse, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: this sucks   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • :)   from R, Oct 9, 2002
  • Real Women Have Curves   from Alejandro Hernandez-Siegel, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Curvas curvas CURVAS!   from El Chingon!, Oct 11, 2002
  • "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from garina martinez, Oct 13, 2002
  • to Garina   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • I liked this movie(note: Not Latina)   from spiderman, Oct 16, 2002
  • I lliked the movie (latina)   from linda (ortaga) strong, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: \ Your opinion   from Joy Rivera, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: \\ Your opinion   from Danny Moore, Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\ Garina   from , Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\\\ Garina   from Maria, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from el rey de tejas, Nov 7, 2002
  • Re: Your opinion   from Michael O'Marah, May 11, 2011
  • Re: \   from rex, Oct 17, 2002
  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Amanda, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: \   from anonymous, Oct 26, 2002
  • Re: \   from Nan, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: \   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from Melissa, Nov 4, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Maria, Mar 12, 2003
  • Re: Real Women arent Fat   from jessica, Mar 24, 2003
  • Re: "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from java_meg, May 6, 2011
  • want to see this movie!!   from ray, Oct 14, 2002
  • The real issue   from anonymous, Oct 21, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from carlos, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from , Oct 23, 2002
  • » Re: The real issue «   from Mongrel, Oct 26, 2002
  • Great Movie   from Mady, Oct 31, 2002
  • Skinny people are not all that!!   from annoyed, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Skinny people are not all that!!   from also annoyed, Oct 26, 2002
  • Please Read   from jessica, Oct 28, 2002
  • Don't Believe The Hype!   from Erin G., Oct 24, 2002
  • a stupidity of a movie   from , Oct 29, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from MariTere, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Freya, Nov 11, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Nonie, Mar 19, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from carl, May 9, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Chango, Apr 20, 2011
  • a movie with a great lesson to young people   from nicole, Nov 13, 2002
  • Fat Fools   from Ja, Nov 15, 2002
  • Real Women, Remarkable   from Gerardo, Dec 16, 2002
  • IT IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT, IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: Real Women, Remarkable   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Fat Irony   from jozefimrich, Apr 26, 2003
  • This is a good film!!!!   from woodie, May 15, 2003
  • my own thoughts   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Shaedeecat, Sep 12, 2003
  • Re: Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • I like the chubby chick   from Frank, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: I like the chubby chick   from mike, Jan 7, 2004
  • awsome movie   from melissa, Oct 9, 2003
  • I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • Ho Hum!   from Shadrach, Oct 13, 2003
  • Ana Vs. The World   from Damian, Oct 25, 2003
  • oh Please!   from Mrs. Smith, Oct 30, 2003
  • anyway, about the movie...   from Laine, Apr 21, 2004
  • I Love Women With Curves   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • I love curvy women   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • JL rocks!   from Eva, Nov 24, 2004
  • 5 years later   from mina, May 24, 2008
  • Ana's story is not that uncommon   from The Fonz, May 4, 2011
  • In my opinion...   from Aimee, May 4, 2011
  • I am part of the women have curves   from Veronica Villarreal, May 4, 2011
  • What I think tho   from Gigigi, May 6, 2011
  • real women   from big daddy , May 6, 2011
  • Real women? More like real lies.   from Jagj, May 6, 2011
  • A Chicana Coming of Age   from Marissa Hernandez, May 6, 2011
  • Magic Realism   from Steven Whiteside, May 6, 2011
  • sympathy   from jessn_chavez, May 6, 2011
  • [no subject]   from Tony, May 6, 2011
  • I appolgize for the spelling   from Steven Whiteside, May 15, 2011