All In A Meme: Body Image Then and Now
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Hi all, I'm bringing back the meme. Technically, you respond on your blog but feel free to respond here if that works better for you.
Welcome to “All In A Meme.” Simplest explanation is a meme is a discussion between blogs. Every Tuesday I post a topic for participants to address on their blog. On your blog, summarize the assignment for the week and provide a link to it so your readers can participate or find more participants' entries to read. After you've published your response, come back to “All In A Meme”and leave a link to your response in the comment section (how else will we find yours?). Participants have from Wednesday up to the following Tuesday to publish their responses.
This week's assignment is courtesy of my friend, D. Topic is “Body Image Then, Body Image Now.” Years ago, I published an e-zine and our signature issue was “More Than A Bone,” an issue dedicated to women. Every year we took a slightly different take on the title but it all came down to how women see ourselves and how we view our lives. Of course, body image is a topic that has to be included when we talk about women's issues.Why, because we live in a culture that puts so much emphasis on how we see our bodies and our body image significantly impacts how we value ourselves. I won't go into one of my political rants about the objectification and over-sexualization of women here, but I will say I am very excited to see how participants approach this week's assignment. And while for me, the topic is linked to women, I hope we hear from men as well. How do you see yourself physically now at this stage in your journey? Historically, how have you felt in your skin?
I hope you participate. Love your body.