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Noooooooooo……….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by Pat DiCaprio

…….said the headline at Fark.com, and of course my curiosity was piqued. The article was a harbinger of doom in an all-out war for the future of female pulchritude, and no less than Armageddon may need to be declared. The good guys are losing.

Christina Hendricks is apparently going on a diet. Continue reading

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Militantly Skinny Women

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by Pat DiCaprio

Are you one of these women that tries her darndest to be a size 4? Do you eschew real food for a diet that would make a rabbit jealous? Congratulations; I am sure you are healthy fit and trim. But let’s not confuse that with sexy, because you aren’t. At least not to most men. And I bet that you think you are, judging other women harshly and telling your clique of friends how hot you are, as if your mental acuity never got beyond high school. And let’s face it, it probably hasn’t.

I have a six-year-old who has already been confronted with this in her school. I live in a relatively well-to-do area where there are lots of these plastic, skinny, snotty, high-maintenance types, and I am willing to bet that their daughters are the ones trying to co-opt mine. I am sick and tired of it. Continue reading