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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.7.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Reframing Jealousy

Jealousy is such an interesting thing to me. As immediate and intense as it feels when it hits, it has always struck me as a secondary — a Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.31.19   |   SHARE
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The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach. Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.25.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true! The ideas of “fat pride” and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.24.19   |   SHARE
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It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

The Way Doctors Approach Body Weight Is Killing Women

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases. Read...
Liz Greene of Role Reboot    |   01.22.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Is Dumplin’ About Self-Acceptance Or Assimilation?

The reviews for the new Netflix movie Dumplin Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.15.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Who Is LuLu Roman?

It’s hard to be fat in this culture (period), but it feels alchemical to me to watch these stars rise to the top — highly visible, on screens all Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.3.19   |   SHARE
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TakeThe Cake: 9 Body Positive Resolutions For 2019 

Resolution season is rough for many of us. Most goal-setting relies upon self-defeating and depleting aspirations, like assimilation into problematic Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.27.18   |   SHARE
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