Apr 9 • 1HR 4M

Episode 109: Fat Activists Say "Hold The Bacon" And We Unveil Our 10-Point Plan To Groom Your Kids

This was a particularly busy and stupid week online

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.

After Katie and Jesse have a frank discussion about the future of their relationship, they talk about a mind-boggling controversy in the fat activism world and the week everyone became a ‘groomer’ on Twitter. If you’d like to discuss this episode with other premium subscribers, you can do so here.

Show notes/Links:

Katie and Nellie!:

Jesse and Destiny!:

Katie and Jesse and Heterodox and… YOU??? (code BARPod): https://heterodoxacademy.org/conference-2022/

Health at Every Size: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/4937206-health-at-every-size

Creative Funding: https://lindobacon.com/creative-funding/

Health at Every Size principles: https://asdah.org/health-at-every-size-haes-approach/

Mercedes speaks out against Bacon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63524845

Holding Lindo Bacon Accountable for Repeated Harm in the Fat Liberation & HAES® Communities: https://asdah.org/lindo-accountability/

Missing stair/Wet spot: https://bodyliberationphotos.com/2022/03/08/movements-missing-stairs-and-lindo-bacon/

More… stuff:

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
On Accountability and Starting Points.
I had another essay planned for you this week, but I’ve decided to press pause on that one. There’s another conversation we need to have, about the intense week this has been in the Health At Every Size and fat justice communities. ICYMI: Mikey Mercedes (a brilliant fat liberation activist and public health scholar, who has been on the…
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https://medium.com/@joslynps/i-have-a-lindo-bacon-story-too-103ca1905bf0

Julia Serano’s scary experiences with Jesse:

Ghostwriter callouts:

A Week Into The Lindo-pocalypse: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63858830

Lindo Bacon speaks out: https://lindobacon.com/accountability/?utm_sq=h11nw4rc60

Tema Okun stuff:

https://nypost.com/2019/05/20/richard-carranza-held-doe-white-supremacy-culture-training/

Singal-Minded
New York City’s School Diversity And Inclusion Efforts Are Fascinatingly Weird
A couple days ago the New York Post ran an interesting article about the city Department of Education’s diversity and inclusion training efforts. “City Department of Education brass are targeting a ‘white-supremacy culture’ among school administrators — by disparaging ideas like ‘individualism,’ ‘objectivity’ and ‘worship of the written word,’” goes the…
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Slow Boring
Tema Okun's "White Supremacy Culture" work is bad
Debating abstractions is difficult and frustrating, and the discourse about “wokeness” and “cancel culture” has become a snakepit of semantic debates, bad-faith actors, and people of goodwill talking past each other. So I want to talk instead about one specific document, not because I think it’s the most important document in the world, but because I don’t really see anyone who I read and respect talking about it even though I’ve seen it arise multiple times in real life…
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Okay, Groomer:

NYT fact-check of Josh Hawley and Marsha Blackburn claims: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/us/politics/judge-jackson-child-sexual-abuse-fact-check.html

Andrew McCarthy: https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/03/senator-hawleys-disingenuous-attack-against-judge-jacksons-record-on-child-pornography/amp/

Florida bill: https://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article259859150.ece/BINARY/HB%201557%20education%20bill.pdf#storylink=readmore_inline

“One would think that protecting elementary school classrooms from adults attempting to sexualize five through nine year olds would be a no-brainer for a movement that seeks to conserve anything worthwhile:”: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/state-of-the-union/on-the-groomer-debate/

Sachs & Friends: https://pen.org/these-4-florida-bills-censor-classroom-subjects-and-ideas/

Libs of Tik Tok sucks:

Yglesias on the general grossness:

Gawker aggressively gawkering: https://www.gawker.com/media/oh-no-the-anti-trans-bigotry-we-loved-is-starting-to-feel-homophobic

Image: Burbank, CA - March 22: LGBTQ employees and their supporters walkout of Disney Animation protesting CEO Bob Chapek's handling of the staff controversy over Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill, aka the "Parental Rights in Education" bill, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Burbank, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)