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Fat Discrimination

Yes, I'm Fat. But Why Is That All Anyone Sees?

Kathleen Brooks | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Kathleen Brooks

When I resided in a different body, I didn't know how different my life would be and how different I would feel about myself in a fat body.

You Can't Shame Someone For Not Wanting To Be Fat-Shamed

Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

If referring to someone as fat were the same as referring to someone as a brunette or tall or freckled, a woman's refusal to describe herself as such would be weird. But, collectively, we're not there yet. The word "fat" has power because the word "fat" has consequences.

This Documentary Will Stop You From Making Fat People The Butt Of Your Jokes

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

"It's perfectly acceptable to make the fat body the butt of your joke... I want to change that." That's what women's studies scholar and fat a...

Looking At These Things Will Help You Love Your Body More

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, body hatred would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, in the real world, it's very much present. Women spend an estimated 33...

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...

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...

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 ...

Fat Makes Men Look Powerful, Claims A Man

Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.04.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

The message: having a body is never easy, never okay. Being attractive is, at least until childbirth, the female body's main job. As RuPaul put it, 'Girl, you better work.'

Christina Wilkie

Too Fat To Work? Advocates Debate Whether Obesity Is Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

"I've been a fat person all my life," said Peggy Howell, 65, of Las Vegas, Nevada. "I went from being a chubby kid to a fat teenager to a fat adult." ...

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," ...

Study Concludes 'Fat-ism' Is More Widespread Than Racism

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's illegal to discriminate against someone because of race or gender, but our culture condones a bias against people who are overweight. There are ...