Do you know that Leonard Nimoy, a.k.a. Mr. Spock from Star Trek, is actually an accomplished photographer? This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca talks to him who has turned his considerable talent to an unusual topic –- Fat Babes! Jean will also talk to a New York Times reporter about body image in the news.
- Leonard Nimoy, actor, photographer
- Abby Ellin, New York Times reporter
- Jerome 11/14/07: "Compelled to comment about today's show. 42 and divorce 8 years ago. Frustrated through dating over the years, reoccuring issue, weight. Women are very sadly driven by our society to be obsessed about the issue. Not attracted to stick figures seen in all advertising. Trying to convince an intimate partner of this at this age causes difficulties beyond explanation. Self perception trumps all flattery that can bestowed by others. When a woman feels she is overweight and unattractive, no amount of love or support can change. Really puts a strain on a relationship."
- Cheryl 11/14/07: "Why are we celebrating people who are killing themselves with obesity? The women in the photos are not going to live a long life because of the effects of being severely overweight. We wouldn’t celebrate the 'beauty' of smokers. The body is not just to look at -– it keeps us alive."