I have a girl crush on Dr. Cat Pause ;)

I’ve just watched 20/20 on New Zealand’s TV2 and the interview with Dr. Cat Pause about FA. For those of you who haven’t heard of her she’s a lecturer and Fat Studies researcher at Massey University.

It was good – Dr Pause handled herself well and there weren’t too many “ugg” moments… you know the ones I mean, where the media makes their erroneous or stereotypical point with a sledgehammer (with the topic being about weight were they afraid to come on too ‘heavy’ I wonder?) The comments on the programme on the channel’s Facebook page were a mix (so far at least) and there are several commenters who ‘got it’ – enough to make me feel a little better about the whole idea of reading the posts anyway! There were a few idiots and I’m sure the insults will fly later. But it is still nice to see FA on mainstream media and treated relatively respectively.

Anyway, I’ve included a link to the programme’s web page which will hopefully have video tomorrow – although I think it may only play if you’re in New Zealand.

http://tvnz.co.nz/20-20-news/week-f-word-4718936

Wow they’re quick, they have video up now: http://tvnz.co.nz/20-20-news/activists-spread-fat-positivity-video-4727856

Go Dr. Pause!!

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