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July 30, 2021

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #179: Fat and ugly with something to say

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  1. Is that why women wear padded bras, girdles,pantie hose,make up and perfume, dont get me started on the high heels? Go Mandy, you are sooo right Mick Jagger supposedly wore a sock down his pants but OMG if us guys used those tricks we would be ostracized even more. ps love the photoshopped pix of you in the ECHO Column . Thank the flying Spaghetti Monster that we are all different. If there wern’t fat and ugly women, what would all the fat and ugly men do?
    Stick to comedy is my guess…Its only Rock n Roll…but I like it. Any more govt paid courses to do?

  2. Hoorah Mandy, I’m so with you, you’re absolutely onto it, what a great rave! It was so good to see the conversation I often have in the mirror , but much more articulate! I had a fight with Jon English once because every night he’d introduce the Janis Joplin segment I was about to sing in the show by saying,” she wasn’t a very attractive woman, but she was beautiful”, and I’d be like “what the fuck does that have to do with anything?” And he said, “yea, but she was”. My point was already lost, but I tried to explain my position by pointing out we don’t introduce the Beatles or the Stones or Zeppelin or any other male rock star in terms of his appearance … Then of course i just got labelled the diva, the drama queen stressing about nothing… I raised my bingo wings in the air and with full sympathy for Janis and every other women in the industry still fighting this ridiculous attitude, ended the whole pathetic scenario with ” well let it be known I stood up for Janis”, and still do for all women whose voice is lost to the twisted beauty myth. Love ya work darling heart! X

  3. What’s wrong with fat..ugly..and to add to it old. No need to react anymore Mandy. The dominant narrative is that many men support the Murdoch naked breasted woman ideology. The image exploits, degrades, makes money, humiliates, oppresses, attacks self-esteem and so on. It reveals just so much about the perpetrator of such attitudes. They have chosen to remain ignorant of real-life -sustaining issues in life. These people are Murdoch clones and the poor darlings just don’t know that they don’t know! I call them Murclones! Onwards Mandy you are doing great work..be happy with your inner self. That is all that matters.

  4. Go Mandy Go!
    This demonstration of sexism shows how little has changed for us, women are still disrespected as our ability to look attractive adds more weight (npi) than our accomplishments. The expectation for women to look attractive is with us all our lives ,it’s always there hanging over us and coming at us from all directions.
    Best thing we can all do is shout it down when we see it and shout it out loud and clear!

    Kita – I just read the Wikipedia on Jon English and there was no mention of his distinctive trademark black bags under his eyes; suggest someone needs to make an update to his Wiki page after all he has them!


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