weight stigma

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

    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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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 80: Oscillation, Conservation, Physics-ification! Mindy thinks about oscillation in terms of energy. Guest Post: Barbie the Feminist Former Teen Skepchick contributor Elles explores the feminist themes in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Triggers: What They Are, What To Do Have you seen posts with “trigger warnings” but are confused by what that means? Olivia…

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  • FeminismPhoto of Dear Skinnier Men, Especially the Formerly Fat Ones

    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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  • FeminismPhoto of Weight Stigma: Yes, It’s a Thing

    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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