fat stigma

  • Feminism

    Seriously, Stop Telling Women How to Act in Public.

    CN/TW: Eating disorders, anorexic behaviors The owner of the Instagram account You Did Not Eat That has a mission. Her mission is to “out” thin, beautiful women who dare post pictures of foods they claim to be eating that are not salad, fat-free-yogurt, or fresh fruit. This person has decided it’s time to put an end to thin women pretending…

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    Pretty Little Lies: Why I Loved the Fat Lady Episode of ‘Louie’

    A lot of people had Thoughts and Feelings about the “So Did the Fat Lady” episode of Louie. Here’s the part that made me fist-pump the air and exclaim “yes!”. You know what the meanest thing is you can say to a fat girl? “You’re not fat.” I mean, come on, buddy. It just sucks. It really really sucks. You have…

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    Weight Stigma Awareness Week: My Past

    [Content Notice: body image, weight] The cruelty regarding my weight started when I was very young and only got worse as I got older. It seemed to me that social interactions were all opportunities for people to be mean to me about something I didn’t know how to manage or control. Before I had learned to count high enough to…

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    Weight Stigma: Yes, It’s a Thing

    [Content Notice: weight loss, weight and body issues] As I found from various awesome folks I follow, this week is Weight Stigma Awareness Week; people are submitting their personal stories about it. Before I contribute mine, I would like to make a case for weight stigma. Simply put, it exists. I’ll leave aside those who insist that fat people just need…

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