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Fat Shaming

Fat Shaming Can Literally Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.21.2017 | Healthy Living

When it comes to the way people stigmatize different body shapes and sizes, words can hurt more than just your feelings. New research suggests they ma...

OK, Can Peppa Pig Stop Fat-Shaming Daddy Pig All The Time?

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.11.2017 | Parents

Recently, my son and I went to visit his grandparents, and I downloaded a few cartoons on my phone to entertain him on the flight. We picked out a few...

Hypocritical Santa Should Take His Own Advice

Brian Smith | Posted 12.13.2016 | Comedy
Brian Smith

According to, a young boy was insulted by Ol' St. Dick when he sat on his lap for a picture. Apparently, Santa told the boy to "lay off the b...

Santa Fat-Shames Boy By Saying 'Lay Off The Hamburgers And French Fries'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents

What was supposed to be a happy visit with Santa left a bad taste in the mouth of a 9-year-old boy in North Carolina. That’s because the jolly old f...

Beauty Pageant Contestant Quits After Being Fat-Shamed, Told To Skip Meals

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women

Miss Iceland 2015 Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was entered in a Las Vegas beauty pageant and subsequently quit after being told by the owner that she should ...

Words Matter And This Is The Message We Hear From Trump

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I mostly steer clear of writing political pieces, partly in fear of not completely understanding the complexity of the issues at hand, but mostly in fear of the impassioned and opinionated voices that will no doubt emerge from the woodwork.

Fat Shaming Happens In Households Not Just Headlines

Dawn Zier | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

With roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults and one-third of children and adolescents overweight or obese, it's about time we get fat shaming out of both the headlines and our homes and start speaking and acting more constructively.

Fat Shaming Is A Presidential Issue

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Although the timing and context of Trumps comments are more than a little odd, his beliefs and attitudes are not surprising. They are not surprising coming from him, and not surprising in our culture.

Trump's Fat Chat And Its Toxic Consequences: A Q&A

Andrea Wachter | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

In a recent text-ersation with my sister-in law, journalist Katie Hafner, we began discussing the recent story about Trump body bashing Alicia Machado...

Women Won't Elect A Fat-Shamer-In-Chief

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON― There was a time in the early 1990s when it was considered cool for a woman to be so skinny her tights looked baggy around her legs. As ...

Former Miss America Explains Why Trump's Fat-Shaming Is So Hurtful

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

A former Miss America and eating disorder survivor is speaking out about why Donald Trump’s comments about women’s weight are so hurtful and urgin...

Another Miss Universe Contestant Says She Was Fat-Shamed By Trump

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

A second Miss Universe contestant has come forward to claim that she was fat-shamed by Donald Trump. Jodie Seal, who was Miss Australia in the 1996 e...

If You Want to Publish a Truly Subversive Novel, Have a Main Character who's Fat

The Conversation US | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

By Beth Younger, Drake University Banned Books Week, held this year from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, is an annual event designed to draw national attention t...

Donald Trump's Been A Proud Fat-Shamer For Decades

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump doubled down on his mockery of Rosie O’Donnell during Monday night’s debate. And on Tu...

Body Shaming: It's Not You, It's Them

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Erandi Palihakkara

As I fussed over how inconsiderate people can be, I thought about those who are in the limelight and are constantly being scrutinized for a variety of things ranging from their personal lives to weight changes. The reason that tabloids are so successful in selling such stories is due to our underlying curiosity about how others live their lives.

10 Things Skinny People Don't Worry About

Kellie Daab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Kellie Daab

I am forever wondering what's happening in the minds of the people around me. I also admit I am so guilty of the jealousy that comes from not being the skinny one in the room. It's not that I want to be YOU... it's just there's so many things I think you don't have to worry about.

These Are The 10 Most Common Fat-Shaming Phrases On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women

Fat-shaming doesn't help anyone, but that doesn't stop people from doing it -- especially on the internet. New research conducted by Elliptical Revie...

This Woman Was Fat-Shamed For Wearing Shorts -- And She Had The Best Response

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women

When one Texas-based actress left her house a few weeks ago to go run errands, she wasn't expecting to be fat-shamed for wearing shorts in the middle ...

You Can Dine Nude At This Eatery, Unless You're Old Or Overweight

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty

We haven't even seen the menu, but a new Tokyo restaurant has already left a bad taste in our mouths. Japan's first "naked restaurant" will open its ...

I Hope She's Not Fat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

"Look at all those rolls!! And that tummy," a fellow mom said adoringly. "Yeah, but I hope she's not fat when she gets older," replied the toddler's ...

Why I've Stopped Trying To Have A Thigh Gap

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

I don't have a thigh gap. And in this moment I'm not working toward having one. Stunning. I know. Imagine that. I get it, it's not news that women are held to impossibly high standards when it comes to what our bodies are suppose to look like.

385-Pound Man Kicked Off United Flight For Row Mate's Comfort

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business

A 385-pound man is calling out United Airlines for the heavy-handed way the company treated him when he tried to take a flight. Errol Narvaez spent th...

Does My Fat Make You Uncomfortable?

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.16.2017 | Women
Krystal Marx

Congratulations go out to Ashley Graham for landing the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first plus-size model to do so. Yay! Happy-danci...

Redefining Beauty: Accept Yourself And Forget The Rest

Polly Irungu | Posted 03.14.2017 | College
Polly Irungu

I have been told many times that I am not enough. I have been told that my natural hair is a distraction. I have been told that I would be more succes...

The Economics of Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer "Lesson number one: Don't underes...