When Fatphobia Follows Us to the Grave

I wanted to say something about this but Dances With Fat does it better than I ever could. Bravo.

Dances With Fat

Angry FrustratedColleen McCullough created the department of neurophysiology at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital, she served as head of the department for five years.  She worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street. She taught neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological electronics at Yale. She wrote the best selling novels Tim and The Thorn Birds and 23 other books including cookbooks, a biography, romance, family history, crime and seven-book Roman series.  She was awarded the Scanno Prize for literature and several of her books have been made into films.

These are all things that you would have learned from her obituary in The Australian, but you wouldn’t have read them until after you read this:

COLLEEN McCullough, Australia’s best selling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth. In one interview, she said: “I’ve never been into…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Perry
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 11:04:41

    So, this is what a tweet I read meant when it said in words or substance, “Whoever wrote Colleen McCullough’s obituary is an asshole..” P.S. I never realized she wrote “Tim.” Hot, Hot, Mel Gibson/Piper Laurie Scene.

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  2. richardtreehouse
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 12:12:49

    Horrified that this is even possible. What a remarkable woman!

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  3. Servetus
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 16:33:53

    Up there with the NYT obituary of the Yale award-winning physicist a year or two ago who was praised for her beef stew before her intellect. Well, we know what’s important. Having written my (at times fat) mother’s obituary myself, I am relieved she wasn’t famous enough to be subjected to this kind of ridiculousness.

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