Is thinking about weightloss anti-feminist?

How Pinterest is Killing Feminism has made me worry about my activity on Pinterest.

Most of my pins are inspirational quotes like:

awesome

 

 

or  slimspirational:

holyshit

 

What about pins to teach me about stuff?

velociraptor

Is it wrong to think about how to lose weight?

For 20 weekdays I went running before work. Last week my knee had a twinge and it was pouring, so I did exercises from youtube instead and rediscovered Mr Motivator. I love the workout and am shocked how long it is since I’ve done any aerobics other than running. I’m shocked at how wobbly I am!

I don’t think it’s wrong to devote 30 minutes a day to exercise. This is not neglecting the life of the mind. I don’t think it’s wrong to blog about de-wobbling and eating lots of tasty fruit. I love the Tesco’s £2 mixed fruit bowls (like a pikey I only buy  them when reduced).

If I devote, for example, 40 minutes in a day to a mixture of exercise and blogging, I will try, from now on, to spend 40 minutes learning about triceratops (‘three-horned face’), commenting on Comment is Free and imbibing more wisdom from the much-missed Christopher Hitchens.

So, in conclusion, I have chosen to sit on the fence and both try to be thin and to follow Betty Friedan’s exhortion to grow to my mind to its full capacity. I don’t want to be a fat feminist.

 

 

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