Skinny Liberation

Barry Goldsmith

Skinny people aren't often recognized as being part of an oppressed minority. But back in 1972, Barry Goldsmith tried to change this by announcing the Skinny Liberation movement and issuing an "emaciation proclamation." His efforts don't seem to have changed public attitudes significantly.



Skinny Lib?
NEW YORK — Is America ready for Skinny Liberation? Here it comes, ready or not.
"The world has been brainwashed by muscle man propaganda," declared Barry Goldsmith in his "emaciation proclamation" Thursday.
Announcing the Skinny Liberation movement, the 6-foot, 118-pound Goldsmith, a doctoral candidate in art history at Columbia University, pronounced thin men and women "America's lost minority."
"We are getting tired of hearing how unhealthy we are, and how healthy fat people are," he said. Other problems are finding clothes that fit and getting dates.
He said one appearance on a daytime television talk show had already drawn responses from 20,000 members of the beanpole set.
With that start and machines grinding out protest buttons and newsletters, Goldsmith said he plans more talk show appearances as leader of "the charge of the light brigade against the battle of the bulge."
Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 19, 2014
Category: 1970s





Comments
Sounds like a 98lb weakling bitchin' about being out of work.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/19/14 at 11:43 AM
There sure are a lot of veiled puns in this one. Six feet tall and 118 lbs. could describe me at age eighteen. I've filled out since then to 165 lbs. My nickname at that age was "Flaco".
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 08/19/14 at 03:32 PM
F#ck him and the horse he road in on.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/19/14 at 07:36 PM
Screw him! And the boat he rowed in on! LOL cool smile
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/19/14 at 09:47 PM
Good one Ty, but of course, you are a sailor! LOL
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/14 at 08:24 AM
"One appearance... drawn responses from 20,000 [people]"

I wonder what the time delay was between the appearance and the responses in 1972?

Heck, in the present hyperactive, hyperspeed feedback internet days he'd get 20,000 responses in about 5 minutes!
Posted by Kyle Morgan in Pittsburgh, PA on 08/20/14 at 12:29 PM
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