Posts tagged "fat"

Don’t Hide Your Fat, Thrust It!


No more diets or exercise! The Onion has come up with a way to combat unwanted body fat. You can just adjust your blubber into a more appealing shape. I love the idea of smushing my fat into a back hump and hiding it with a down coat. I think I’ll try that out…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2010

W Magazine Says “The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings” Is A Back-To-School Look

“The girl who eats her feelings” is a new trend-setting clique to emulate, says W magazine’s recent piece on back-to-school style. If they were trying to describe the trend of wearing “curve-enhancing dresses worn with plenty of attitude,” why would they call that dressing like “the girl who eats her feelings”? That’s just … being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2010

Fat Woman Charged $5 Extra At A Georgia Nail Salon

Here’s some hard evidence that fat people are discriminated against: A nail salon charged $5 extra on a customer’s bill for a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch at a nail salon because she’s obese. Michelle Fonville was paying her bill at Natural Nails in DeKalb County, Georgia,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2010

A Nightclub Bans “Fat Girls”

Club Muzique, a Montreal nightclub, recently posted a message on its Facebook page that had some women kind of pissed. Yeah, I would say “NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!” borders on extremely offensive, wouldn’t you?

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 13, 2010

Here She Comes, Italy’s 375-Pound “Miss Chubby” Beauty Pageant Winner

Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.

But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Mi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2010

Is Calling Someone Fat More Motivational Than Calling Someone Obese?

An article by a health reporter for BBC news stated, “according to England’s public health minister, Anne Milton, general practitioners and other health professionals should tell people that they are fat instead of simply calling them obese. ” Getting people motivated to lose weight isn’t easy, because putting it on is a lot easier tha…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / July 29, 2010

Whitney Port Gets Portly

Fat Whitney Port … there’s an app for that. Whitney experimented with her new fave iPhone app, FatBooth, and “couldn’t stop laughing,” according to her official website. Oh, that Whitney. She’s a gas. [Huffington Post]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 2, 2010

“Huge” Recap: Fat People Were On TV And, Whaddya Know, The World Didn’t End

When the opening shot of a TV show is a scale, one thing is clear: this show will be about weight. But true to what actress Nikki Blonsky told me in our recent Q&A, her new ABC Family show “Huge” is about so many things beyond just body size. “Huge” debuted on ABC Family last…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Would You Join SonsiLiving, A Social Networking Site Just For Plus-Size Women?

Who needs another social networking site, right? Apparently, plus-size women. The company that owns Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, and Catherines is launching Sonsi.com, a site hawking clothing and accessories for “real women” who are size 12 and up, as well as an “inclusive” social networking site called SonsiLiving, which offers articles on fashion and beauty,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Cupcake Baker Calls Customer A “Fat C-Word” On Twitter After Complaint

Crumb, a custom cupcake shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, has interesting ideas about customer service. A Crumb customer named Diana complained over email to co-owner Carrie Nickerson about chocolate ganache sold under the tagline “So Good It Makes Fat People Cry,” and Nickerson wrote back to Diana, “We offend everybody equally. You are the one…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Even Women With “Normal” Weight Are Worried About Getting “Fat”

Even women of “normal” weight with no history of eating disorders have a fear of getting fat, according to a study to be published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences in May. Said Professor Diane Spangler, who worked on the brain scan study, “Many women learn that bodily appearance and thinness constitute what…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010

New ABC Family Show “Huge” Stars Nikki Blonsky … At Fat Camp

Those of us who got a kick out of John Waters’ “Hairspray” remake have been wondering just what breakout star Nikki Blonsky is up to. The good news? She’s been cast as the lead in a series on the ABC Family channel that will premiere in June. The bad news (I think)? The show i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2010

Weight Loss Ad Turns The Overweight Into Target Practice

If you’ve been looking to lose a few pounds lately, one Brazilian weight loss company may have just the final motivational push you need: a higher likelihood of being shot to death! Whether these ads are saying that overweight people should be used for target practice or simply pointing out the fact that less surface…

By: Lily Q / March 16, 2010

Gabby Sidibe Offered A Year’s Supply Of Diet Pills From A Bunch Of Jerks

Drop what you’re doing! Yes, put … the muffin … down. Before you do anything else today, you simply must read Kate Harding‘s kick-ass takedown at Broadsheet of the Hollywood diet industry’s vulture-like attempt to swoop down on “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe and get her hooked on diet pills.

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By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2010

Trailer For “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” Is Another Gem In The Actress’s Weight Loss Oeuvre

I know what you’re thinking: AGAIN?!?! Oh, yes! Kirstie Alley, the woman behind “Fat Actress” and oh so many weight loss commercials, has let reality TV cameras into her home to do a show about losing weight. (And, apparently, her pet lemurs.)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

Breaking News: Butt And Thigh Fat Are Not A Sign Of The Apocalypse

Score one for womanly curves! Researchers in the Journal of Obesity say carrying fat on your butt and thighs (think: pear-shaped) actually helps protect your body from obesity-related diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Researchers have known for awhile that carrying extra weight on your stomach (read: apple-shaped) is particularly unhealthy, as stomach fat encourage…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2010

Girl Talk: I’ve Become The Woman I’ve Always Hated, The Calorie Counter

I used to hate women on diets. They look at your frosted brownie, then at your waist, then at your cookie again. Women on diets whine, “I can’t eat that…” They poke and prod their bellies and upper arms like displeased factory inspectors. They complain about how “fat” they look seemingly because they want someone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Conan O’Brien’s Fat Jokes Get Him In, Uh, Big Trouble

Conan O’Brien is the subject of pissy Tweets by plus-sized actresses Kirstie Alley and Star Jones after cracking jokes about Alley’s size. Example? A recent earthquake drill in California might have just been a response to Alley jazzercising. [New York Daily News]—Ah, fat jokes: the province of lazy comedians. Maybe he could mix up hi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2009

Will “Bigger Chick Lit” Novels Win A Plus-Sized Audience?

Hey, Frisky book lovers, have you heard about “bigger chick lit”? Pissiness over a poochy tummy is a sub-plot in plenty of books, most notably Bridget Jones’s Diary, but the Guardian says “bigger chick lit” novels feature a “young woman who is seriously overweight—and doesn’t care.” And apparently, they’re all the rage.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

Frisky Rant: Family Members Should STFU About Weight Gain

I don’t know about you folks, but for me, a weekend with the rents is always fraught with tension. Is Mom going to pester me about brushing my hair? Is Dad going to ask me how much money I’m saving? Will they bristle if my boyfriend and I sleep in the same bed?

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2009