Category Archives: Fat, fat and more fat

Time Uses Their Cover For A Fat Joke About Chris Christie

Time Magazine is implying (but not outright saying) that the interpretation of the cover as a fat joke just didn’t occur to them. Sort of the “we’re not assholes, we’re astoundingly stupid” line of defense. There really isn’t much to … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Enjoys Making Fun of Fat Women

To be fair, it’s not just fat women in the street Mitt likes making fun of; he also likes making fun of fat men. Mitt also cared about fitness and was prone to poke fun at those who didn’t. (“Oh, … Continue reading

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Quote: Being Told You’re Innately Defective Is A Form Of Abuse

“People who are told repeatedly that they are innately defective are being abused and traumatized. The cost of conversion therapy to gay men and lesbians may be nothing less than emotional devastation. They may spend years recovering from the trauma … Continue reading

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Big Diabetes Study Ended Because Exercise And Diet Didn’t Do Squat

The New York Times reports: The study randomly assigned 5,145 overweight or obese people with Type 2 diabetes to either a rigorous diet and exercise regimen or to sessions in which they got general health information. The diet involved 1,200 … Continue reading

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Acer Commercial Fights Sexist Objectification By Deploying Anti-Fat Bigotry. Yay?

Kelsey Wallace at Bitch Magazine is right, this Acer computer commercial starring Megan Fox is refreshing for its lack of sexist objectification of Fox. Too bad for the stock comedy “fat nerdy guy who can’t handle talking to women” character. … Continue reading

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Fat Is as Fat Does

Being fat, in and of itself, is not going to kill you. I know, I know, this seems impossible; don’t we hear all the time that obesity is inevitably going to cause everyone in society to spontaneously drop dead of … Continue reading

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Junk Science that supports Health at Every Size is still Junk Science

A few months back, over at Big Fat Blog there was a report on this study.  The study was basically examining four ‘healthy’ habits (moderate drinking, not smoking, ‘exercising’ and eating 5 plus fruit and vegetables) and the BMI, and then doing an … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Anti-Tobacco Hiring Policies

[content/trigger warning: This post contains a discussion about fat shaming] I used to smoke, But I’m Not Self-Righteous About Being a Non-Smoker ™. (Seriously, I loved to smoke. Loved it. So I totally get why some people can’t or won’t … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama Must Be Fat

So with all the swirling excitement about Iowa, not to mention my having a day job, I missed this awesome story: Can you imagine how the incident would play out if an African American congressman made a crude remark about First Lady Laura … Continue reading

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Political Cartoon: When I Get Thin

[spoiler]The cartoon features a lot of small panels, all featuring a single fat figure (some larger, some less large). The panels cascade and pile up on a final large image at the bottom of the strip. CAPTION AT TOP: WHEN … Continue reading

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