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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, D.C., to protest against last weekend’s 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. [Los Angeles Times]
Police say four women whose bodies were found on Long… More »


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 is angling to be the fattest woman in the world, and is on a quest to weigh a thousand pounds, so she had a lot… More »


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 I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.”

—Ex-Wilson Phillips-er Carnie Wilson on her recent weight gain. Carnie famously had her stomach stapled to shed some… More »


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 classes. Hip, hip, hippy hooray! Akin to Women’s Studies classes, Fat Studies classes seem to be preaching to the choir, i.e., people who have struggled… More »


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 MarieClaire.com article by Maura Kelly titled “Should ‘Fatties’ Get A Room?” — which we told you about yesterday — was above-and-beyond disgusting. Kelly wrote that… More »


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 that read “Before” and “After.” Clever gimmick, I’ll admit. But it’s degrading for the bigger girl to walk around all day being fat-shamed as the… More »


Catfight: Has Kelly Osbourne Sold Out With Her New Bikini Body?

As a teenager on “The Osbournes,” Kelly Osbourne was outspoken, opinionated and fat — and really comfortable in her own skin. I remember reading her cover article in winter 2003’s Bust magazine called “Kelly Osbourne: Independent Spirit” and thinking she was pretty awesome. In the years since Kelly’s reality TV show debut, she’s been on… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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,… More »


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? … More »


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: Miss… More »


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 than… More »


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] … More »


“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… More »


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,… More »


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… More »


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… More »