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Fat Prejudice

The Unwritten 'Fat Girl' Rules -- And How I Learned To Re-Write Them

Melissa Mazza | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women
Melissa Mazza

Yes, I am fat, but that is my business. My health is not up for debate, and unless you are willing to live my life, you have no right to judge me.

The Perils of Obesity Prejudices

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Kahan, M.D.

One of the most damaging aspects of obesity is the weight bias and stigma that is so pervasive in our thin-obsessed society. Although modern societi...

Size of Being Overweight in a Thin World

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

When you are overweight not only do you feel that you do not fit in, often you physically just don't fit: in the seats on trains, airplanes at Broadwa...

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

If you've ever doubted that fat-shaming is something that happens every day, just listen to the hundreds of Twitter users who shared their stories las...

Reclaiming the 'F' Word: It's For the Children

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Fat is a descriptor, but in our increasingly fat-biased and phobic culture it has become strongly associated with undesirable traits like being lazy, stupid, mean and more likely to steal -- beliefs held by preschoolers and doctors alike.

14 Women Who Have Faced Fat Prejudice

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.26.2013 | Women

"Beauty isn't between a size zero and a size eight. It is not a number at all. It is not physical," Ellen DeGeneres said recently in response to Aberc...

Skinny-People Only Speed Dating Is Back

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

Speed-dating events for skinny people exist -- and journalist Rachel Rabbit White attended one undercover. In April, White went to one of On Speed ...

In Case You Needed Proof That Weight Stigma Existed

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

When you're a woman -- regardless of how your body looks -- you grow up expecting to be judged (some of the time) based on appearance. However, there ...

The Depressing Truth About Kids And Fat Prejudice

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

Fat prejudice isn't limited to the adults leading Abercrombie & Fitch and the tabloid industry. According to a new study out of the University of Leed...

Does Being Fat Kill Your Career?

E. Jean Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
E. Jean Carroll

Yes, you're probably being held back because of your size. And being held back because of your size is stressful. And when you're stressed it's difficult to perform your best at work.