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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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Please Please Stop Saying Anti-Fat Discrimination Is “The Last Acceptable Prejudice”

I’m normally thrilled to see supportive articles in mainstream media opposing anti-fat bigotry, but this is an exception. As I’ve pointed out before, virtually everything has been called “the last acceptable prejudice” by someone. Framing anti-fat prejudice as “the last” … Continue reading

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Wait, that happens to me because I’m fat?

Melissa McEwan has a storify that’s well worth reading. It goes on to discuss a lot, but here’s how it begins: While I love with so many hearts the return of warm weather, that also means the returns of people … Continue reading

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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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