Comments of the Day: October 28, 2010
Should Fatties Get a Room Even on TV, by Maura Kelly. Regarding the new show “Mike & Molly” on CBS, which I happen to think is fabulous, funny and smart, Maura has written what I regard as a highly offensive piece. This is just my opinion. I am, as you know, a DIE HARD proponent of Freedom of Speech. I’m going to speak out against this heinous article and I hope that you will, too.
Check out this excerpt:
“So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.”
SUCK BUTTER BALLS, YOU SNATCH PACKAGE. I don’t see you saying that you’d be ‘grossed’ out by two obscenely anorectic people kissing; not that I would agree with that, either. Though, you get my point, yes?
The most offensive of all…:
“But … I think obesity is something that most people have a ton of control over. It’s something they can change, if only they put their minds to it.“
YOU DON’T SAY?! I’M CURIOUS, HOW MANY THYROID PATIENTS DID YOU CONSULT BEFORE WRITING THIS MOST UNEDUCATED SENTENCE?Worse. Rather, insult to injury, say you’re not a thyroid patient, but you’re a foodaholic? Yes, there are food addicts, bulimics and anorexics. They struggle with food and vomiting. The addiction is as ferocious as booze or drugs.
What do you think about Maura Kelly’s article?
Thank you, Rainn Carr for pointing me in the direction of this article and for speaking up in comments! BRAVO, WOMAN.
I Don’t Know What Happened To Us, Thyroid, But I Sure Am Curious Excerpt from Linny’s letter: “Whatever we have left, let’s try to do better. Let’s try to be happier and joke around more, like we used to. Hey, we are still here, aren’t we? Did the RAI, take ALL of you? I will continue to give you the boost you need and try to be more understanding. Will you try too? Let’s work this out, OK?”
Comment of the day…
Beautifully written letter.
What’s Your Over, today’s literary game. Using the word OVER, we want you to write an acrostic poem. If you haven’t done so already; jump in and write your hearts out.
Who You Callin’ Yeasty?, Excerpt: “Most women think that when yeast strikes, the result is an itchy vag. This is a misconception: turns out the problem is broader and deeper — typically your vaginal symptoms are spillover from yeast in your gut.”
Another stellar post by Dr. Gottfried about the thyroid – candida – yeast connection; check it out. This is a read you don’t want to miss. If you leave a comment or question for Dr. G; she’ll give you a shout back in comments.
Comment of the day…
Maybe this is a silly question . . . or maybe I should just go research it before I ask it but you said that synthetic hormones affect the yeast in the body. So those of us on Synthroid or other synthetic thyroid hormone should probably keep an eye out? (I guess not so much a question as a clarification? Or something to turn off the alarm/paranoia bells going off in my head.)
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