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Beth Ditto Opens A Can Of STFU On Karl Lagerfeld Over “Fat” Adele Comments

“I don’t think Adele would deny that she was fat. And I bet she doesn’t. Karl Lagerfeld used to be fat himself, so you gotta think about that. He’s obviously…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Jessica Simpson, Fat-Shaming & Reclaiming The Word “Fat”

Fat-shaming. Maybe it’s happened to you, or maybe you’ve perpetrated it against someone else. Fat-shaming is making people feel uncomfortable, wrong or bad for being overweight or obese. Some fat-shamers…

Julie Gerstein | May 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm

If Kelly Osbourne And Christina Aguilera Could Never Call Each Other “Fat” Again, I Will Die Happy

“Sometimes it’s other people’s voices you have to shut out. That’s what happened with me and Christina Aguilera, which people don’t understand. She called me fat for years. One night…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Tatyana Ali’s Show “Love That Girl” Fat-Shames A Big Girl … Who Happens To Be My Friend, Erica Watson

“Making fun of the fat girl” is the oldest and most cliché gag in TV history. And when Tatyana Ali’s show “Love That Girl” made fun of a fat girl…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Soapbox: Did Kelly Osbourne Really Just Call Christina Aguilera Fat?

“I was never that fat,” Kelly Osbourne said of Christina Aguilera’s look at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert. Kelly justified her unkind remarks with this: “She called me fat for so many…

Ami Angelowicz | October 17, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Bar Patron Stiffs Waitress, Suggests She Lose Weight

If you’re going to stiff your waitress a tip and scrawl “You could stand to lose a few pounds” on your receipt, maybe you shouldn’t do it after giving…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Embarrassed American Apparel Agrees To Meet With Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful “open letter” from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company’s plus-size model contest…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Nancy Upton Wins American Apparel’s Plus-Size Model Contest

Nancy Upton, the winner of American Apparel’s plus-size model contest, penned an article about why she spoofed the fat-women-as-pigs stereotype in her submission photos. “[With the contest, t]he company…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets About “Feeling Fat”

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri tweeted that she’s “tired of looking and feeling fat.” Is it cool and relatable that even senators feel fat sometimes? Or sad that one of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Glenn Beck Calls “Naked” Meghan McCain Fat, Fake Barfs On Air, Suggests She Wear A Burqa

Glenn Beck’s gone on a juvenile, woman-shaming, fat-hating rant against Meghan McCain and it’s one of the most hurtful, sexist things I’ve ever heard in my life. Meghan…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2011 - 3:40 pm

On Men Who Like Fat Chicks

“Guys Who Like Fat Chicks.”

I assumed the worst when I read that headline. Can you blame me? As I started to read the Village Voice article about men…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Beauty Queen Fired For Eating Too Many Tacos Is Reinstated

San Antonio beauty queen Domonique Ramirez — who was supposedly fired because she got “fat”from eating too many tacos — has been reinstated after a court battle. Oh, Texas.

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Tacos The Downfall Of “Fat” Miss San Antonio Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants are brutal, yo: Pageant officials have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty queen title and handed off the tiara to another girl because, among…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Who Is Calling Michelle Obama Fat?

Michelle Obama? Fat? The woman whose toned upper-arms have headlined the 10 o’clock news? Who would dare say such a thing? In a cartoon on a conservative web site called…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Black Women May Have Bigger “Healthy” Waist Size

The size of a “healthy” waist may be bigger for black women, according to a study in the journal Obesity. [Reuters]
Anti-abortion activists are gathering this weekend in Washington,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2011 - 7:40 pm

What A 30,000 Calorie Holiday Meal Looks Like

No matter how much you ate over the holiday weekend, we’re betting it was not even close to the amount of food that Donna Simpson devoured. The New Jersey woman…

Julie Gerstein | December 28, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Carnie Wilson is Fat. So What?

“I’m fat as f***, what can I say? You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes…

Julie Gerstein | December 14, 2010 - 1:40 pm

A Sizable Trend: Colleges Starting To Offer Fat Studies Classes

Finally, the 15 pounds you pack on as a freshman in college is good for something! According to The Daily Beast, colleges across the country have started offering Fat Studies…

Simcha | November 5, 2010 - 6:15 pm

I Feel Sorry For The Marie Claire “Fatties” Author

I have a high threshold for sexist, sizeist, classist, and racist things that people write on the internet because I’ve seen so much of it over the years. But the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Estonian Weight Loss Clinic Uses Fat Girl And Skinny Girl As “Before” And “After” Models

An Estonian weight loss clinic used two pretty blond women — one large and one skinny — to advertise its techniques by having them walk around wearing T-shirts…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2010 - 6:15 pm