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  • Feminism

    Summer Jam: ‘Fat Girls’ by Briki fa President ft. Ninene

      ‘Fat Girls’ by Briki fa President ft. Ninene has a sick beat, an inclusive message (“100 lbs, 200 lbs, 300 lbs, 400lbs… if you a fat girl, then hold it down…”), body positivity… Will it get all the kudos that Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Base‘ got? I *suspect* not. Why not? Because ‘Fat Girls’ features black women comfortable with their bodies, making no apologies…

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  • Feminism

    How to Stop Patronizing Your Fat Friend: Self-Loathing Edition

    Trigger Warning for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders So you’ve stopped making the political into the personal when it comes to your fat friend. That’s awesome! Thank you so much for hearing what your fat friend has to say rather than your own internalized assumptions about her feelings. “But sometimes,” you tentatively begin, “I hear her actually hating on…

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  • Feminism

    How to Stop Patronizing Your Fat Friend: Fatphobia Edition

    Trigger Warning for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders Ah, fat — that charged, overloaded, connotation-carrying word. There is a lot I could say about the word, but for the sake of my point, let us fast-forward past the debates over fat-shaming, Health at Every Size, thin privilege, BMI, and so on. Let us make even more haste as we…

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  • Skepticism

    Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

    [TRIGGER WARNING FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES AND EATING DISORDERS] Health. Fitness. Weight loss. Body fat. Lean muscle mass. Dieting. Fat loss. Ketosis. Low-fat. Low-calorie. High protein. Low-carb. Calories-in calories-out. BMI. Scales. Clean eating. [Insert specific diet name here]. Cardio. Gym. Running. Abs. Lifting. Gains. Reps. There’s a reason why mentioning any of the above terms, no matter how obliquely, will…

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