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The Lamp: Auction Style!

It is the time of year where us non-profits do what every non-profit does; HOLD AN AUCTION!

You betcha. We are holding an e-bay auction of rare books and all proceeds go to an awesome organization that advocates for Media Literacy *cough*. Proceeds of this auction will help educate underserved communities about the importance of media literacy.

That being said, we’ve got a variety of books to choose from! (And yes, similar to Pokemon, you can catch them all). 

Have you already powered through all of season 2 of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix? OF COURSE YOU HAVE! 

So why not read about it in Piper’s book, did we mention the book is SIGNED by Piper herself? 

Not much of an Orange Is The New Black fan? That’s okay, we’ve got you covered. 

We’ve got an entire first edition eight book set by best-selling author Susan Colasanti. 

We’ve also got swag from Don DeLilo, author of The Body Artist. 

Now that we’ve got you dreaming of your own signed book sets, go visit our auction on e-bay

Melissa McCarthy is starting to soar with her popularity in Comedy movies. 
Although she’s been on popular shows such as Mike&Molly and The Gilmore Girls, I sit here and wonder will she ever be more than the comedic relief in television or film roles? 
Whether or not it is intentionally because she is seen as an “overweight” star it seems that the media perpetuates a stereotype that overweight women cannot be anything other than comedic relief. 
Case in point, the trailer for one of her newer movies Tammy has premiered and although seen as just another “comedy movie about a down and out girl stuck in the lower ranks of life” it begs to differ. 
The movie Tammy represents a larger problem within the mass media; that overweight actors and actress can ONLY provide comedic relief, or insight into dealing with situations that are less than idealistic. Perhaps the role of the overweight actor or actress can also double with the “magical negro” trope where African Americans are only used as an extension of white privilege. 
You can watch the full trailer for Tammy here. 
Louis C.K. however has started to shed some light on the “overweight women” issue with an AMAZING rant on one of his episodes about how sometimes, overweight women are just not lusted after in the dating pool.
This is another stereotypical media dilemma overweight women face, the art of being “unsexy”. Aside from addressing the “big bad fat beast” the media has now coined the terms “busty”, “curvy” and “full figured”. A wolf in sheeps clothing, these terms can also harm more than help when dealing with positive body image.  
You can watch the full length scene for Louie and the “fat girl rant” here. 

Melissa McCarthy is starting to soar with her popularity in Comedy movies. 

Although she’s been on popular shows such as Mike&Molly and The Gilmore Girls, I sit here and wonder will she ever be more than the comedic relief in television or film roles? 

Whether or not it is intentionally because she is seen as an “overweight” star it seems that the media perpetuates a stereotype that overweight women cannot be anything other than comedic relief. 

Case in point, the trailer for one of her newer movies Tammy has premiered and although seen as just another “comedy movie about a down and out girl stuck in the lower ranks of life” it begs to differ. 

The movie Tammy represents a larger problem within the mass media; that overweight actors and actress can ONLY provide comedic relief, or insight into dealing with situations that are less than idealistic. Perhaps the role of the overweight actor or actress can also double with the “magical negro” trope where African Americans are only used as an extension of white privilege. 

You can watch the full trailer for Tammy here

Louis C.K. however has started to shed some light on the “overweight women” issue with an AMAZING rant on one of his episodes about how sometimes, overweight women are just not lusted after in the dating pool.

This is another stereotypical media dilemma overweight women face, the art of being “unsexy”. Aside from addressing the “big bad fat beast” the media has now coined the terms “busty”, “curvy” and “full figured”. A wolf in sheeps clothing, these terms can also harm more than help when dealing with positive body image.  

You can watch the full length scene for Louie and the “fat girl rant” here

For many people, even those without diagnosed eating disorders, food can trigger unhealthy thought processes, much like what the woman experiences in this Yoplait commercial when confronted with cheesecake. But feelings of guilt and shame around eating aren’t any healthier or more sustainable than picking up fad diets, binge eating or malnutrition. Considering the mixed messages sent out by the food industry at large, food marketers are exactly the last people who should be in charge of normalizing behavior and sanctioning weight-loss strategies. They’re trying to sell you something – and it’s not just yogurt. It’s a syndrome of guilt, shame and inadequacy that keep you buying more stuff on the journey towards unattainable perfection.

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