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Did Size Discrimination Get This Woman Kicked Off Instagram? (Hint: Probably)

Samm Newman, a 19-year-old college student, was shocked when she found out her Instagram account had been removed for “violating community guidelines.” A photo she posted of herself in her bra and underwear (which adheres to Instagram’s rules against nudity) was flagged by users as inappropriate. Newman told NBC4i, “I’ve seen [lingerie] pictures like that all over Instagram.” Newman is a size 24 and suspects that size discrimination is the reason action was taken against her account while many thinner women continue to post as many bra selfies as they want. It would hardly be the first time Instagram has booted a plus-size lady’s account for simply posting images of her body. Keep reading »

Study Reveals “Three Fat-Shaming Moments Per Day” For Overweight Women

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  • Overweight women experienced an average of “three fat-shaming moments per day,” according to a new study published in the Journal Of Health Psychology. The study examined the psychological effects that bullying by fat-shaming has on women. Here are just a few fuckin’ heartbreaking stories that women shared: “Boyfriend’s mother denied me access to food, also stated that I was so fat because I was lazy”; “The dentist was worried I might break his chair.”; “Teenagers made animal sounds (moo) outside of the store.” I knew this stuff happened but it’s fucking horrible to actually read. [Science Of Us]   Keep reading »

RIP Society: Woman Loses 128 Lbs. Because Some Drunk Guy Called Her Fat, Gets A Job At Hooters

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"From Heavy To Hooters" — Um, What?

Here’s one way to make lemonade out of lemons, ladies. Or, um, arsenic. If some drunk asshole makes a rude comment about what a fat cow you are, use it as inspiration to lose 128 lbs and get a job at Hooters — you may end up on the local news!   Keep reading »

Gabourey Sidibe Is Unbreakable

“If [others] hadn’t made me cry, I wouldn’t be able to cry on cue now. If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”

This is only a little bit of an A-MA-ZING speech that Gabourey Sidibe gave at Gloria Steinem’s 80th birthday party, a gala for the Ms. Foundation For Women. Just go read the full speech at the link. Really. Go read it. [NYmag.com] [Image via Getty]

Update: New Craigslist Posting Claims The Fat Woman On The Boston T Was A Bully

The saga of the fat woman on the Boston T line rages onward. Now, someone has written a new Craigslist missed connection post claiming that the woman herself is the bully, because she allegedly sat on a “kind, older woman” and the original douchebag target, effectively pinning them both down.

Here’s the new Craigslist posting, after the jump: Keep reading »

Craigslist Missed Connection Takes Down Fat-Shaming Subway Douchebag

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UPDATE, Friday 4p.m.:  There’s an update to this post here!

The world would feel like a more just place if we could (literally or figuratively) beat up every bully in the schoolyard. We can’t do that. But we can take to Craiglist’s Missed Connections to call out sociopathic, sadistic fat shamers who tell random strangers to “lose some weight” on the Boston subway.

Take, for instance, this incredible Missed Connection addressed to “the shitstain who made a woman cry on the T — 30 (Stony Book T Station)”: Keep reading »

Abercrombie & Fitch’s Jerk Of A CEO Has Lost His Chairman Title

Abercrombie & Fitch's Jerk Of A CEO Has Lost His Chairman Title

Mike Jeffries, CEO and chairman of Abercrombie & Fitch, lost his chairman title this week. The guy is a super-douche who made it known that he only wants cool kids to shop at his store. It seems that shareholders are fed up with that attitude, because it’s no longer selling. The new chairman will be Arthur Martinez, who has helmed both Sears and the Federal Reserve of Chicago. Abercrombie is also adding two new directors to the board, which points to a possible shift in direction for the company. Jeffries remains CEO and a board member. Keep reading »

Jennifer Lawrence Thinks You Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Call Someone “Fat” On TV

  • Smartypants Jennifer Lawrence questioned why television networks are regulated for sex, cigarettes, and swear words, but not for “calling people fat.” That’s a good point. [Dlisted]
  • After getting busted for plagiarizing the plot of his short film and his apology for plagiarism (from Yahoo answers, of all places!), Shia LaBeouf has indicated he wants to give “proper credit” to the comic Daniel Clowes, possibly involving a monetary settlement. [The Wrap]
  • Martin Freeman from “The Hobbit” made some fucked up joke about slipping something in an elf’s drink so you could “rape” them during an otherwise normal press junket. What. The. Fuck. [Jezebel]
  • The publishing house for the late Girl With The Dragon Tattoo author Stieg Larsson said a  journalist will write a fourth installment of his series. Larsson died in 2004 while at work on the planned 10-book series. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Kelly Clarkson Couldn’t Wait For Pregnancy Because She Has An Excuse To Be Fat

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  • Here’s Kelly Clarkson in Parade on why she’s excited to be pregnant: “Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!” What a depressing state of affairs that female celebs actually think this way (even if she’s joking). [Parade]
  • Two pilot programs in the UK will pay mothers to breastfeed. [BBC]
  • Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the Supreme Court to reinstate an anti-abortion law that takes Medicaid funding away from clinics that perform abortions, even if the funds don’t go towards the cost of terminating pregnancies. The stripped funding would have affected cancer screenings, annual exams, and other aspects of women’s health. Planned Parenthood sued to successfully block the law. [RH Reality Check] Keep reading »

Rude Lady Ruins Halloween By Telling Fargo Trick-Or-Treaters They’re Fat

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Rudeness, not fun-size Skittles, is how one Fargo, North Dakota, lady is celebrating this Halloween.

Yesterday an anonymous woman announced during a radio show call-in her intention to withhold candy for trick-or-treaters if she deems them too pudgy through their Dora The Explorer and Wreck-It Ralph costumes.

The woman told a Y-94  program yesterday:

“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”

Naturally, she will help the fat kids by handing out finger-wagging letters intended for their incompetent parents.   Keep reading »

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