On the radical notion that we are our bodies

by Helena Horton 'Trim that tum!' 'Banish those bingo wings!' 'Beat your body into shape!' 'Tone those pins!'- I could find you unlimited phrases from Hello!, Cosmo, Grazia et al that refer to our bodies at 'the other'. And this isn't a weird coincidence, or a strange turn of phrase. The patriarchy, along with its…