Thursday, April 20, 2006

And, Just to Top That Off

One of the guys in the office just asked me in the breakroom:

1) "How much weight have you lost?"


2) "How did you do it?"

I replied:

1) "I have no idea"


2) "I lift weights and eat a lot."

Yea. It's getting to be a tougher and tougher question to answer. I don't know. I just stopped fighting myself and my appetite one day, and decided I wanted to be strong enough to knock the shit out of somebody.

The rest sort of fell into place.

10 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

so it's okay for a woman, but not a man? Soooo not feminist.

Kameron Hurley said...


the bluest light said...

I think anonymous is questioning your desire to 'be strong enough to knock the shit out of somebody'. Maybe.
But it still makes no sense because being strong enough to do something is not the same as doing it. And to my knowledge you have never condemned a man for wanting to be strong.

Kameron Hurley said...

Yea, I think Anon's trying to find something to argue with, though for the life of me I couldn't figure out what it was. You may have nailed it.

I think my "lose weight" strategy would work great for both sexes!

heh heh

Anonymous said...

Oh, please. Imagine a man, in a public forum, saying he wanted to be strong enough to "knock the shit out of someone".

Kameron Hurley said...


Just run-of-the-mill shit-disturbing.

Carry on.

Riotlist said...

Can I just say you're f'in awesome? Is that allowed in the feminist-blogosphere?

You are inspiring. And right on the money!

La Gringa said...

I think you should just make up different answers like

"I sold a kidney and a lung."

"Lots of cocaine."


All of these will shut people up.

Kameron Hurley said...

Yea, I've been thinking about saying, "I have cancer."

I've only had one person ask me if I was losing weight because of a health-related issue.

Sad, really. We're so quick to praise people for "being thin" that nobody stops and thinks, "Hey, actually, losing weight rapidly is actually a good indication of several very bad diseases."

Fucking obesity hysteria.

ian the really rude said...

I think la gringa is on the right track but I'd go with diaheretics myself. That way you can trap them there and spend the next 5 minutes desrcribing your bowel movements over the past month. Now I don't want to seem sexist (heh heh) but seeing as you probably haven't done this before just remember your 3 C's of disgusting fecal description. Consistency, color, and corn.