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    Subject: Ho Hum!
    Date: Oct 13, 2003
    Sender: ShadrachPrevious | Next

    Listen I have read across the scale here. I have seen good arguments from both sides. BUT you have to do research. First off a lot of the statistics that we are using to judge the fat of this country has been based off of comparisons with Europe. We both know that Europeans are only a small make up of our demographic. I could point out that the only reason Europe has a great percentage of waifs, is due to the fact that they tend to be 10 years behind in fashion (or they are completely gone on the fashion scale.) I know most of the best designers are from Europe, but my point has to be weighed against the common folks. If you do not believe me go to any nightclub in Germany, or just GO to Europe. We had endless reports of eating disorders since twiggy wobbled on to the runways, and now we have Kate Moss sending cheerleaders to the bathroom to flush their jicima and ranch dressing away. Who cares if you are fat or thin? Many men here in California that like their Jell-O to jiggle (yes that was Eugene levy from 'Bringing down the house'). But I think the movie was not trying to get us to go down to McDonalds to stock up on double quarter pounders, but to show that 1) it is ok to like yourself no matter how you look. And 2) draw out endless armchair sociologist to kvetch about how this move is going to send children into eating binges. I found America Ferrera's portrayal to be well done, and YES she is a beautiful girl. And if I was younger I would go down to L.A, and sleep in front of her front door in hopes that I can get a smile as she kicks me in the ribs. She captured the Latina soul, and yes some of the hazardous arenas of a culture that has a too tight knit in the family institution. Unfortunately a lot of talented latinas and Latinos are held back by obligation to their family, but not many. I am Jewish and have been from the opposite side of the spectrum. The movie had some typical scenarios, but yet captured it in a realistic way. This country being such a puritanly cursed land I am shocked that the majority of the conversation was not about her premarital sex. Europe has one thing right, they know it is none of our business, and that also goes with eating habits. The movie had far more merits, then to be ticked away by phobic people, who hate fat, or fear having it wrapped around them. Back in the days girls were called 'Ruebinesqe' and were considered attractive if the were insulated. Marilyn Monroe was a sex god and was not a waif at any time. We mostly all get fat as we get old, but we are a nation of narcissistic arrogant asses who know nothing but of judging others and telling them how they should live, in fact when we tend to run out of people here to do that to, we go into another country and do the same.
    Fat sisters...
    ...keep it up! Big bottomed girls make this rockin' world go round! Just be aware you are big and please stay away from miniskirts and half shirts. Do not pierce the belly button, and stretch pants may stretch, but don't do that to yourself.


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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
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  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
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  • 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