fatphobia

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

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

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

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

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

The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach.

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

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

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

Ali Abbassi’s Border movie

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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The Fat Girl Gets The Boot: Dietland Is Canceled

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

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

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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

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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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Are Vacations Fat Friendly?

Are vacations fat friendly? It can be tiring for plus-sized people to continually have to prove that they are worthy of excitement and adventure.

Are vacations fat friendly? It can be tiring for plus-sized people to continually have to prove that they are worthy of excitement and adventure.

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Take The Cake: 3 Tips For Normalizing How Your Fat Body Moves, Looks & Feels

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Bodies of all sizes do amazing stuff all the time. Don't let fatphobia hijack your body's right to exist in all its vast complexity.

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