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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 |

Check Out “There She Is,” A Documentary About Plus-Size Beauty Queens

What better way to celebrate the beginning of Full Figured Fashion Week (and cleanse your palette after Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant ridiculousness) than with a documentary about plus-size beauty…

Jessica Wakeman |

Melissa McCarthy On Movie Critic Who Called Her A Hippo: “Really?”

“Really? Why would someone OK that?” That was Melissa McCarthy’s response to a New York Observer movie critic who called her a “hippo” in his review of one of…

Jessica Wakeman |

Mommie Dearest: Pregnancy Is Not A Beauty Contest

When I was pregnant, my clothing had one main requirement: comfort. I was mostly concerned with what would help support my growing belly on my slight frame, especially toward the…

Avital Norman Nathman |

Fat Blogger Poses Like She’s In An Abercrombie & Fitch Ad

Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Mike Jeffries said he only wants his clothes worn by “the cool and popular kids,” not the “not-so-cool kids,” which is why sizes only go up…

Jessica Wakeman |

Fat Fetish Model Consumes 5,000 Calories A Day To Achieve Her Dream

Everyone has a dream. Snoop Lion wanted to be a pimp when he grew up. And 23-year-old Tammy Jung wants to hit 420 lbs. so she can be a high-roller…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?”

Jessica Luther |

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of…

Claire Mysko |

Kirstie Alley Continues Her Fat-Shaming Reign Of Terror

Kirstie Alley has good Photoshop skills, but questionable judgment when it comes to pointing out her weight issues. She posted this pic of her head Photoshopped onto a fat woman’s…

Jessica Wakeman |

Comedian Adam Hills Tells Joan Rivers “F**k You!” Over Adele Fat Jokes

It’s not often that a dude comedian stands up for a woman who’s getting fat shamed — and be funny about it! So a big high five, or whatever it is…

Jessica Wakeman |

7 Ways To Be A Good Ally To Your Fat Lover

I’ve been asked by people on different ends of the fat lover spectrum about advice being a good ally. From the “My lover doesn’t see how beautiful she is and…

Bevin Branlandingham |

Hitched: I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

People on the internet have been telling me I’m fat for at least a decade — since whenever the first full-body photograph of me appeared on a blog author page.

Andrea Grimes |

The Soapbox: Melissa McCarthy, Rex Reed & Hippo-Gate

I shook my head recently when I read about New York Observer film critic Rex Reed’s personal insult toward actress Melissa McCarthy. In a review of her latest offering, “Identity…

Elle Chase |

New Study Shows Overweight Female Defendants Viewed As “Guiltier” Than Skinnier Counterparts

Discriminating against women because of their weight is a very real problem and it goes all the way to the jury box. A new study at Yale University observed 471…

Jessica Wakeman |

Girl Talk: Fat Girls Are A Man’s Best Friend

Years ago, I had a conversation with a group of my close male friends and the age old question came up: Can men and women really be just friends? My…

Erica Watson |

“Fat TV Anchor” Jennifer Livingston On “Ellen”

If you thought Jennifer Livingston was the shit before, now you’re going to want to marry her. A video of the Wisconsin news anchor went viral last week when she…

Jessica Wakeman |

Christina Aguilera: “You Are Working With A Fat Girl”

Update, 3:40 p.m.: Ooof. We now hear via Just Jared that these quotes are supposedly fake. Christina’s rep has said she never made these comments to Billboard. We’ll keep you…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard…

Erica Watson |

Kate Upton Responds To Fat-Shaming Blogger

“I’m not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.”
— Here’s Kate Upton in the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Pro-Anorexic Site Calls Kate Upton Fat

Our society is full of new fads: new phones, new computers, new styles and, apparently, a new view on what the perfect woman should look like.

Years ago,…

College Candy |