fat discrimination

Take the Cake: Why Fat Liberation Isn’t About Whether Fat People Are Healthy

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Fat liberation and fat people’s full humanity and our right to a life free from discrimination — not our health status.

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Take The Cake: Soda Tax Is Bigotry Masquerading As A Public Health Initiative

If sugar is the problem, then why stop at sugary drinks with this soda tax? Why isn’t there an éclair tax or a tiramisu tax?

The double standard of the soda tax is glaringly absurd, but grounded in a long history of selective regulation and bigoted attitudes.

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The "Fat Tax" At Spas & Salons Is Discriminatory And Unacceptable

A "fat tax" is an additional fee that is charged to fat patrons by services like pedicurists, spas, even massage therapists.

A "fat tax" is an additional fee that is charged to fat patrons by services like pedicurists, spas, even massage therapists. Sometimes it even goes beyond a tax to complete exclusion.

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I'm Worth More Than My BMI: I've Lost 57 Pounds...And?

"You look so skinny!" Um, stop sounding so happy...

“You’re getting thin, gal!” My mom said as I strutted through the archway of my parents’ front door. “Thanks mom,” I muttered. It was the fifth time I’d heard the compliment in recent weeks. Close friends, other relatives and even my live-in partner were showering me with incessant praise about the sudden slimming of my wide waist and rotund thighs.

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Amanda Levitt: Fat Activist, Researcher

intersectional academic. unapologetic fat lady. writer.

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