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The Upside of Flab

Bummed about losing your girlish figure?  Me too.  Here’s an excerpt from The Inland Ice,  a short story collection by the wonderful Irish writer Eilis Ni Dhuibhne. 

 Woman, strawberry and hat

“Older women are the women for me. They are, of course, more flabby. But I prefer flab to anorexia with its inevitable accompaniments — frigidity and a large gang of friends.  With flab comes sexual maturity, lust, and not more but certainly equally important, vulnerability. “

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'The Upside of Flab' have 5 comments

  1. November 2, 2013 @ 7:15 pm Byron

    Yo, ladies – Flab is not cool.

  2. August 9, 2012 @ 6:40 am May

    I wish more men felt this way. Actually I think older men do, because I don’t get any complaints and I am on the fleshy side, though I’m not flabby I don’t think.

  3. February 8, 2011 @ 2:57 pm Roxy

    If I try to see this from the standpoint of this writer’s male character I have to say it’s a perfect description of – um – a friend. :O)

  4. October 1, 2010 @ 12:21 pm Elaine C.

    Oh, God…where is this guy? Have I got some flab for him!!!

  5. July 18, 2010 @ 10:34 am Ringo

    As a senior guy, I agree with this writer. A lot of older women just don’t get it or else they were skinny to begin with. Older women look better with a little meat on their bones. Skinny old ladies look like they’ve been in a concentration camp. I like this blog, by the way, even though its for women.


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