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Weight Discrimination

You Can Suffer From an Eating Disorder at Any Weight

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

In the eyes of our society someone with an eating disorder is typically viewed as a young, emaciated, Caucasian female. However, eating disorders do not discriminate based upon age, race, gender, body-type, or socioeconomic status.

Johnson & Johnson Proposes a "Fat Tax" On Businesses

Al Lewis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Al Lewis

At last week's Davos conference, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) proposed a $150/employee "Fat Tax" on publicly traded companies and presumably companies planning to go public. Here's how the Fat Tax would work.

Overweight? Johnson & Johnson's Dream Is Your Nightmare

Al Lewis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Al Lewis

I find it appalling that J&J, Vitality, and Novo Nordisk advocate expensive and intrusive regulations subjecting huge numbers of employees both to institutionalized discrimination, and to programs that they admit don't work, simply to make a few bucks.

3 Common Myths About 'Overweight' People Debunked

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Many fat activists are trying to reclaim the word "fat" as a neural descriptor, in the same way that we utilize words such as "tall" vs. "short." The problem is that in our culture the descriptor of "fat" has become synonymous with undesirable traits, such as being lazy, unattractive, and unhealthy.

Overweight Women More Likely To Have Low-Paying Jobs Than Overweight Men

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

Fat shaming can have economic consequences. As a woman gets heavier, her chances of working in a low-paying, physically taxing job grow, according...

This Project Reminds Us That Every Body Is Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

"Fat people don't have feelings." "Fat people are gross." "Skinny people are ugly." When blogger Jes Baker of "The Militant Baker" was perusing Goo...

Modesty Culture's Hidden Victims

Emily Timbol | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

In that moment, my impressionable mind latched onto an idea that took over a decade to dismantle. My worth was in my body. More specifically, my worth only existed in relation to how boys saw my body.

Finally, Proof Fat-Shaming Doesn't 'Work'

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media (we are not over it, Rex Reed), in think tanks, in academia...

Your Weight Affects What?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.25.2013 | Women

Along with GRE scores and personal essays, something else might factor into your grad school acceptances -- your weight. Researchers at Bowling Gr...

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...

Brooke Elliott: Promoting Positive Body Image in a Weight-Obsessed World

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

I totally love Brooke Elliott. She is perfect just the way she is and she makes me feel comfortable in my own body and with my own weight.

Nina Bahadur

The Scary Way Weight Stigma Impacts Women's Health | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.20.2012 | Women

How America's obsession with thinness and dieting plays into eating disorders gets a lot of airtime. But what about how these obsessions affect women ...

Speed Dating for Men Who Want to Meet A Skinny Woman

Kate Fridkis | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

"Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick "down-sizing" to an 8 like when you're dating online. We'll be checking labels at the door!"

Student Says Bar Said She Was Too Fat

Posted 04.30.2012 | College

A University of Iowa student says that a local bar wouldn't let her dance on a platform because she was "not pretty enough" and "obviously pregnant," ...