Cranky Fat Feminist Speaks

liberal feminist from the south who ran away to college in the mid-west, and quickly retreated back after my four years were up. trying to save the world one picture book at a time; attempting to live healthier to lose weight, but without giving up beer. challenging the idea that “big is beautiful” as well as what I’ve learned and experienced about women, gender, and feminism from my time in college as well as my time in West Africa. pissed about the apathy of the world, ready to create change one mind at a time.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

[feminist] #LegitimateRape and Todd Akin

when asked about allowing abortion in cases of rape, Todd Akin replied:

" First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."

from our own cranky feminist Jessica Anders (thanks!)
why this is even scarier: 

"science" of women's bodies behind Akin and the Teabaggers


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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

avocado garden dip

I rolled up my sleeves and tested out my kitchen skills this afternoon, and threw together a "not-hummus" veggie dip. Here's what its got in it--
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt for 2 avocados (try to make the avocado as creamy as possible)
  • 2 minced and crushed cloves of garlic
  • fresh from the garden basil leaves, chopped fine
  • fresh from the garden grape tomatoes, diced (handful)
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of fresh salsa
  • dash of thyme, crushed red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper

I'd also have added cilantro if there was any in the house, and may add a squirt of lemon tomorrow to keep it fresh and green-tinted. It goes great with carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli so far!

Friday, August 3, 2012

[fat] simple summer vanilla fruit pops

I pulled out my old popsicle molds that I used to put apple juice in, and my father filled them full of fruit, and then topped it off with vanilla frozen yogurt. He let the fro-yo melt a little to fill in the "cracks" between the fruit.Usually they didn't pop too easily out of the molds, but they tasted just as good with a spoon as on the stick!

The fruit in these includes kiwi, blackberry, blueberry, and pineapple. The fro-yo had also absorbed some of the flavor of the fruits, making it extra yummy!

As simple as it gets, and it doesn't even need chocolate! :)