In honour of Lady Gaga’s midriff, #Gaga

After that amazing show, I can’t believe that people are talking about Lady Gaga’s belly.  I’m much more interested in talking about the politics of it. But they are talking about her looks instead. Of course they are.

Grrrrr. That’s all I’ve got to say really. Like me, her fans are not having it. There are some terrific responses on Twitter. See Lady Gaga Fans Puts Trolls In Their Place.

Men’s Health says, “The thing is, Lady Gaga is in arguably the best shape of her life. She documented her Super Bowl prep on Instagram, saying she was “Training. Everyday all day.” She didn’t stop moving the entire time she was on stage, all while wearing uncomfortably high-looking stiletto boots.”

They went on to say that body shaming Lady Gaga might not hurt her feelings but the ill effects of body shaming can hurt women and girls generally. If Lady Gaga isn’t thin enough/fit looking enough, what hope is there for the rest of us?

“What’s more, a recent University of Pennsylvania study shows that “body shaming” can actually make people sick. Researchers found that when people felt bad about their bodies, they were more likely to experience metabolic syndrome: a cluster of health issues that can put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes, most likely due to the way your body reacts to stress.”

Thanks Men’s Health.

And in honour of Lady Gaga’s midriff here’s our past posts on bellies:

Belly Patrolling

30 Day Ab Challenge: I’m in, are you?

Bellies, butts, boobs, and breath

bellies body acceptance and menopause

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About Sam B

Philosopher, feminist, parent, and cyclist!

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