Are You Beach Body Ready?

Anna

Anna

That was the Protein World’s question in an advertisement for its weight-loss products a few weeks ago. The rage about that advertisement (depicting an attractive and, of course, trim blonde) was like no other: more that 40.000 people signed a petition for removing all posters. And bazillions of Twitter fools were helpful amplifiers, as always, when it’s about getting angry about something without using one’s brain too much. So a new concept of an enemy emerges: it’s the thin woman. The win woman puts pressure on the rest of the female world that’s less thin; the thin woman, a cryptofascist weapon against fat women’s comfort zone. And since thin women are usually considered more attractive than not so thin women, they are men’s accomplices in their sexist war against the normal woman. It has to be, there is no doubt. Okay, so this year the thin woman is at fault for the war in Syria, IS, the epidemics in Africa – until we have found other enemies next year. And there will be a new campaign, a new hashtag, and lots of outrage. Be there!

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21st Century

Cindy Hope

Cindy Hope

Wagner. For whatever reason the Tannhäuser theme doesn’t go out of my head, and I even don’t like this music. Maybe it’s because of the ongoing protests against demolition of an old station building and the cutting of too many trees in favour of Stuttgart’s (Germany) new, bright, shiny central station. The city is filled with protesters, many of them inhabitants, mostly middle-class. Obviously a mass movement, but the responsible politicians are willing to take drastic measures. As one of them said: If mothers with children obstruct police forces, they have to be carried away by force. Bad times for the friends of old buildings and trees. Germany in the 21st century. Source: Private

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