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Comments for Fatuosity http://www.fatuosity.net on fat embodiement and sexual subjectivity Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:08:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on A complete lack of Insight by Hanne http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-6372 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:08:54 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-6372 Like some other commenters (and you) I’m very surprised that they bothered to fly you all the way to Sydney only to have you as decour in the background.. if that’s not a waste of money and resources then I don’t know what is.

I don’t live in Australia so the show and the channel isn’t familiar to me, but I’m so tired of seeing the same fatphobic hating bullshit everytime anyone decides to do a show on the “epedemic” of fatness. They’re too cowardly to let someone bring something new to the table, and when there is something new to be said there’s always a thin person that gets to speak about it, the psychologist in this case. Not the actual fat people with the first hand experience… urk. It just kept derailing slowly, with the dangerous procedures that people put themselves through because of the hate and shame(the lady that had to have her stomach removed and her story made me cringe), and culminated in the vicious attack on the lady in pink. That fitness training lady really was the worst, makes me even less exited for reunion a couple of years into the future since one of the boys I went to school with has become a personal trainer and has “inspired” one of my cousins to lose a bunch of weight. One can only hope he’ll leave me the fuck alone when that time comes.

I’m really sad that you all were exploited in this manner. They could have made the discussion interesting and fruitful, but instead decided to keep at it in the same old fat-hating manner as thousands of shows have done before them :(
This is the first time I’ve been to your blog as well, usually I’m just a lurker but lately I’ve been better at joining in the conversation. Now I’m off to read some more.

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by Sam http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5682 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:19:44 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5682 I usually tune in to Insight and enjoy the episodes, however last week’s show is still at the forefront of my mind as it descended into such a train wreck! A friend and I were chatting about it over dinner tonight, so I searched for the episode and found a link to your blog; this entry is very insightful (see what I did there?).

As a viewer I have enjoyed Jenny Brockie’s presence as a facilitator, so I was shocked at her approach on this particular episode – not only were her justifications for the food questions completely illogical, her dogged persistence came across as very unprofessional and aggressive. I thought the lady she was up against (also named Jenny?) spoke very well and what she said made sense, to us at home at least if not to the host!

At this point, my boyfriend and I, who had been interested in the show up to this point (despite its vague approach to the subject – we didn’t quite know what tangent the show was following) were literally yelling at the TV to Jenny Brockie to let it go! The show certainly took an uncomfortable turn and by this point I felt like we had wasted 45mins of our night watching it.

Oh and on a less serious note, I LOVE your bitchface clip. That should have screened instead. Gold.

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by Lily O'Hara http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5665 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:16:42 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5665 Only the Dances with Fat link appears in this reply. You might need to load the others again.

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by Lily O'Hara http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5664 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:15:04 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5664 I’m so terribly sorry that you wonderful women had to be subjected to such a trite, rude, shallow, disrespectful excuse for a current affairs show. Although I don’t watch Insight, I expected more of SBS, well just because it’s SBS. In addition to the incredibly awful way you were treated, the other major shame is that it was such a massive wasted opportunity to explore an issue insightfully. The show offered virtually zero insight into the experience of fat beyond the usual hegemonic perspective. Seriously, why bother? Of course they would never have got any of you fabulous women on the show had this been clear from the start. I’m sending all my healing hugs to you from across the waves.

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by sizeoftheocean http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5651 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:19:05 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5651 Thanks, Amy! The doco is doing the international festival circuit rounds at the moment, but there should be more screenings in Australlia at some point. The Facebook page is probably the best place to keep up with news and get in touch with Kelli Jean, who is the filmmaker – https://www.facebook.com/AquaporkoDocumentary

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by sizeoftheocean http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5650 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:14:01 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5650 This is the one and only concern troll comment I will approve. And only so I have an excuse to post these links:

Dances With Fat: http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/dont-cry-for-me-well-meaning-concern-troll/

XO Jane:

Fat Heffalump:

Red No. 3:

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by sizeoftheocean http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5649 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:08:38 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5649 Can I ask who you are and why you were on the show? I assumed you were a random audience member, but your “professional courtesy” quip makes it sound like you were an invited guest?

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by Christopher http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5641 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:57:12 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5641 I wasn’t going on and on as I only spoke twice! unlike many others that were given every opportunity to state their case. I take it from the tenor of your comment that your not a happy camper.

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by A http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5639 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:58:25 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5639 Yeah I lost too many friends and family to obese weight problems….its not healthy at all.

I understand you felt kinda attacked and I feel for you I really do…but I have been to too many funerals.

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Comment on A complete lack of Insight by Amy http://www.fatuosity.net/2013/06/02/a-complete-lack-of-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-5629 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:44:41 +0000 http://www.fatuosity.net/?p=432#comment-5629 Wow, I loathe Insight (and Q&A, and whatever the other commercial channel equivalents are) and have exceedingly low expectations of it, but the flat-out lies you were fed to get you there (clearly, they wanted some “Token Fatties” to interrogate the eating habits of), are appalling. And I’m sorry you all had to go through this, and now you’re being concern-trolled here in your blog. You guys are amazing, and I can’t wait for a chance to see the Aquaporko documentary somewhere (I live in Brisbane.

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