Author Archives: Laurie Toby Edison

Women Athletes: Choose Between Strong and Sexy

Laurie and Debbie say: (Cross-posted to Body Impolitic.) Unusualmusic, blogging at The Angry Black Woman, has an excellent initial post on what we expect American women athletes to look like, and live like. One of the great problems that women … Continue reading

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Aging Is (Not) Unnatural

Laurie and Debbie say: Cross-posted to Body Impolitic. All photographs by Laurie Toby Edison. Some photos below may not be okay for office viewing. After our introductory post here last week, Daisy Deadhead asked if we wrote about age as … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry, But We’ll Need to See Your Genitals”

Laurie and Marlene say: (Marlene Hoeber blogs regularly for Body Impolitic. This post is cross-posted to Body Impolitic.) From the Philadelphia Gay News comes this disgusting story of Kate Lynn Blatt, whose employer requested a photograph of her genitalia as … Continue reading

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Disabled Character: Able-Bodied (Emaciated) Actresses Only, Please

Laurie and Debbie say: Cross Blogged on Body Impolitic We had our attention brought to this casting call for Stargate: Universe, a Stargate franchise TV show due to debut in October of this year as a movie, and then a … Continue reading

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Will the Real Kelly Clarkson Please Stand Up?

Laurie and Debbie say: Cross Blogged on Body Impolitic Self Magazine isn’t ashamed that they clipped pieces off of Kelly Clarkson’s body for their current cover. They’re proud of it. Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief at Self, did a whole blog on … Continue reading

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Body Impolitic Greets Feministe!

Laurie Toby Edison and Debbie Notkin say: We are delighted to be invited to guest blog here at Feministe. We can usually be found (along with a couple of regular guest bloggers) at Body Impolitic, where we blog about body … Continue reading

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