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Fatphobia

A Letter to My Former Self

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

ou'll start to see that your body type isn't being represented, anywhere. You will try to get a "bikini body" and wish that you could rock one -- if only you knew that you could all along! You'll develop an unhealthy relationship to food and your body

Striving for Enough: Being Fat in a Thin World

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

It's not about the numbers. It's not about streamlining or looking "better" to a society that hates my body type. It's about being healthy. Looking at the health problems I have and trying to lessen them. It's about being energetic, having stamina, and not being tired.

It's OK, You're Just Fat: Achieving Good Medical Care for the Obese

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I don't tell these stories to get people to feel sorry for me. I'm telling them because this is the standard of care for fat people, it seems. I'm by far not the only person who's been written off because of her weight.

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...

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...

Let's Talk About Fat, Let's Talk About What You Think of Me

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maurice Tracy

America hates fat people. There, I said it. I'll say it again: America hates fat people. We make America feel uncomfortable. We require attention. You cannot ignore us as we walk down a street, or sit in our car, or dare to enter a mall.

Can We Stop Using the 'Fat' Argument?

Zach Stafford | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Stafford

By continuing to throw the anti-fat rhetoric at the folks at Chick-fil-A, we are not only being jerks to people for something that they may or may not be able to control, we are also isolating and attacking people within our own community.

Wakeup Call to Kirstie Alley!

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Our societal obsession with thinness is damaging at best and deadly at worst. On her new show Big Life, Kirstie Allen has the chance to show the world that you can be fat, healthy and happy.

A Plea to Kevin Smith: Fatty, Accept Thyself

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Every time he says that he's trying to lose weight, it's a win for them. Every time he says he's not "that big," it's a win for them.

Howard Stern Can Shove It, Gabby's Hot!

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

I love that Gabourey Sidibe is making America look at her. If every young woman had her confidence, we'd see a fraction of the body issues that plague us today.