fatphobia

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Why Is It So Hard For A Fat Person To Find A Comfortable Place To Sit In San Francisco?

It’s important to recognize that tiny or unsupportive seats (no matter how beautiful) send a silent but powerful message about who has the right to sit down. This message has strong ripple effects for a community that is already facing quite a bit of discrimination.

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 These different messages lead one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

Linking BMI To Sexual Orientation Ignores A Bigger Health Threat — Homophobia

The study leads one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

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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.

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I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

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Ali Abbassi’s Border movie

Take The Cake: Does Ali Abbassi’s ‘Border’ Have Lessons For Fat Acceptance?

Ali Abbassi’s ‘Border’ movie ultimately reminded me of what happens when we meet someone who reflects our power back to us.

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Dietland is canceled. Insatiable will return. Because of course, it will.

The Fat Girl Gets The Boot: Dietland Is Canceled

Dietland is canceled. Yep the (apparently not popular enough) AMC show has received news that it won’t be renewed for a second season.

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Ariana and Virgie

Take The Cake: Are High School Dress Codes Especially Unfair To Plus-Size Teen Girls?

Fat girls have less latitude in every arena – clothing is no exception with high school dress codes. Fat women’s bodies are constructed as “outlaw” bodies.

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

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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