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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies, with Online Anonymity, (Not) Losing Weight with Acupuncture, and Sophie Germain’s Minimized Mathematical Contributions

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Online Anonymity, (Not) Losing Weight with Acupuncture, and Sophie Germain’s Minimized Mathematical Contributions

    Sunday Funny: But have you tried taquitos? (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick Anonymity Online Manatee discusses the reasons for online anonymity. Mad Art Lab Primal Screams: Sophie Germain’s Mathematical Labors (Women in Science 55) Dale tells the story of Sophie Germain, whose incredible contributions to mathematics were ignored and belittled. Armouring for Cosplay 6 – Adding Some Flare In this episode,…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

    Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

    Public misinformed about seal of approval from FDA – “Between 2005 and 2011, nearly half of all new drug formulations in the US were approved without companies having to demonstrate a tangible benefit, such as relieving disease symptoms, extending life, or improving someone’s ability to go about normal activities.” I was a weight loss success story – Criss’s photos documenting…

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    Dear Skinnier Men, Especially the Formerly Fat Ones

    [Content Notice: weight loss talk] Last week was Weight Stigma Awareness Week; I told my personal story about my relationship with the medical establishment and with my body. Last week was also when I foolishly decided to take a peek at my Google search results. The usual haterade was there, including digs at my weight and at my mentions of keto.…

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  • FeminismPhoto of Weight Stigma Awareness Week: My Present

    Weight Stigma Awareness Week: My Present

    [Content Notice: weight, weight loss, body image] While I do have a checkered past with the medical establishment, thankfully, about two years ago, I found much better doctors than any of my childhood ones. Sadly, I’ve been unable to find a less fat-hating world in which to live. For that reason, I’ve been restricting my caloric intake for eighteen months…

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  • Afternoon InquisitionPhoto of AI: All we can stomach

    AI: All we can stomach

    Last May, I had my stomach removed. Well, not all of it. There’s a small portion, smaller than a small egg, left. But the rest was taken away. Short story: I was supposed to just go in for a regular old gastric bypass but then they found a tumor and instead of bypassing the organ, my doctor removed it completely.…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

    The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

    Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk It’s been a month since I’ve actively induced ketosis in myself, so here is my check-in. 

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  • SkepticismPhoto of Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

    Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

    Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk In two weeks, I will report my low-carb findings. Right now, I can’t stop being surprised by how little of the information on low-carbing available online is relevant to most women.

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  • SkepticismPhoto of Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

    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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