The Wednesday Weigh-In: Our bodies, our minds

It’s time for the third weekly Wednesday Weigh-In! As you may know by now, the Wednesday Weigh-In is an open thread where you can “weigh in” on a topic of the day.

For the first installment of the Wednesday Weigh-In, we discussed sex and honesty.

Next, we took on feminism and feelings.

This week, we’re taking on the business of bodies. Your bodies, to be more specific. This week’s question for discussion is:

How do you feel about your body, and what factors contribute to these feelings?

This question was inspired by the news that one in six women say they would rather be blind than obese. Although the f-word blog has an important discussion of the ableist connotations of such framing, they also point out that it suggests some very distressing things about women’s attitudes to fatness and weight gain.

I’d also be interested in your gender identification, if you’d like to share that in the comments section as well, and how you feel that does or does not affect your response. Also, do you feel that feminism has any affect on your body image, either positively or negatively, and do you feel that your opinion of your own body lines up with other people’s impressions and opinions of you?

So, what are you waiting for? Get to weighing in!

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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