Posts tagged "fat"

If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me:
Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 3:40 pm

What I’ve Learned About Size And Body Image By Dating A Fat Man

I thought I’d dealt with most of my body image issues before I started dating my current boyfriend. But during the three years we’ve been together, he’s taught me a…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that…

Claire Hannum | August 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Travel Channel Pulls Adam Richman’s “Man Finds Food” After #Thinspiration Rant

Adam Richman from the shows “Man vs. Food” and “Man Finds Food” made abusive comments an Instagram thread last week after some of his followers objected the use of…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2014 - 9:31 am

Melissa McCarthy Is Starting Her Own Clothing Line Because She Couldn’t Find Enough Trendy Clothes In Her Size

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level…

Claire Hannum | June 5, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Watch This “Louie” Character Serve Up Some Heavy Truth About Dating As A Fat Girl

“Louie, you know what the meanest thing is you can say to a fat girl? ‘You’re not fat.’ I mean, come on, buddy. It just sucks. It really really sucks.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2014 - 11:30 am

Fatphobia: A Guide For The Disbeliever

This piece was crossposted with permission from

First, a little bit about me. I’m an American who has lived on one coast or the other, who has spent…

Kitty Stryker | May 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2014 - 9:00 am

If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Rebel Wilson’s New Sitcom “Super Fun Night” Is Super Unfunny

Well, that’s a disappointment! As much as we — and everyone else, because come on, who doesn’t love Rebel Wilson? — wanted the actress’s new show “Super Fun Night,” which…

Rachel Krause | October 3, 2013 - 12:40 pm

BBW Kristy Love Massages Customers With Her 48NN Breasts For A Living

We’ve all got to pay rent somehow. Kristy Love from Atlanta, Georgia, uses her 48NN boobs — but not the way you think. Love is a “busty masseuse” who smothers…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Worst Grandma In The World Complains About Fat 6-Month-Old

This weekend in the New York Times Social Q’s column, a woman wrote in to inquire about how to handle a ruthless grandma who is obsessed with her six-month-old granddaughter’s weight:…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

London’s Got A Fatberg Problem

There’s fat, and then there’s fat. In the tunnels under London’s Thames River, there’s a pretty monumental fat situation. The Thames Water utility company has found a 15-ton bus-shaped lump…

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2013 - 3:30 pm

True Story: My Body’s Nobody’s Business But My Own

This weekend I was riding the A train, as I do nearly every day, and I received the first stranger comment about my weight in a long time. He had…

Bevin Branlandingham | June 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Feminists Have Food And Body Image Issues, Too: 5 Ways To Get Over The Shame

I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen I marched on Washington for women’s rights. I put…

Claire Mysko | June 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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