Category Archives: Fat, fat and more fat

I’m Asking You For A Peer-Reviewed Study Showing That A Typical Fat Person Can Become Sustainably Non-Fat Through Deliberate Weight-Loss

Hi! If you’ve been directed to this post, it’s probably because we’re discussing if there’s any practical, sustainable, healthy way for a typical fat person to choose to no longer be fat. As part of this discussion, I’ve asked you … Continue reading

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Why Feminists Shouldn’t Use “Neckbeard”

My newest “Everyday Feminism” cartoon. TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON (At the top of the cartoon, large cartoon-style letters spell out “NECKBEARD.” Each letter is growing stubble hairs out of its lowest third.) (Behind all the panels is a large drawing of … Continue reading

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Odds of a severely obese woman becoming “normal” weight: 1 in 677. For men, 1 in 1290.

[Image from Jes Baker’s awesome “Empower All Bodies” project.] Another reason it just makes more sense to encourage fat people to love our bodies, rather than teaching fat people to hate our bodies until we attain “normal” weight: The chance … Continue reading

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Some Criticism Of That Swedish “Fat And Fit is a Myth” Study

So a new Swedish study has been making headlines: ‘You cannot be fat AND fit’: Study warns obese people still have greater health risks – Mirror Online ‘Fat But Fit’ Is Not Good For Health: Study ‘Fat but fit’ counts … Continue reading

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A response to “The Fat Whisperer”

coswhateverforever asked: •Obese people arent healthy •You can still love yourself at any size •There is no health at any size and it can cause many problems.. How can you love your body when youre slowly killing it? •Its ok … Continue reading

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New Cartoon: The Fat Whisperer

Read the whole cartoon over at Everyday Feminism.

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People are very concerned that fat kids, most of whom probably aren’t even fat, aren’t hating themselves enough

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones is so very concerned, because “our kids are fat” but “they don’t know it.” Not that Kevin read a study, exactly, but he did read Fat kids don’t know they’re fat anymore, a post at … Continue reading

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Lindy West gets an apology from one of her nastiest trolls

I enjoyed this episode of This American Life. Just pointing it out for anyone interested in the same issues. Lindy’s troll, by the way, was motivated by a combination of misogyny and internalized fat self-hatred; he at the time was … Continue reading

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On being better-liked after losing weight

An “Ask Polly” reader describes a conversation with her friend who lost 125 pounds dieting… He then went into lawyer mode, showing me Facebook posts from his heavy days and now; the same clever Facebook status that had gotten 30 … Continue reading

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Wow, Is This Cartoon From The Good Men Project Bad

(Quick note regarding the use of “fat” and “ugly” in this post: There’s nothing wrong with being “fat,” nor is being fat “ugly,” nor is there anything wrong with being “ugly,” for that matter.1 But within this cartoon, “fat” and … Continue reading

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