Posts tagged "fat"

No, I’m Not Pregnant—That’s Just A Muffin Top

One summer during college when I worked at coffee shop, a man with special needs—I think he had Down's Syndrome—used to come up by the cash register and chat with me all the time. We were shooting the breeze one day and I was standing with my pelvis leaning against the counter, sort of slumped…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009

Turn Your Butt Into Boobs With Crazy New Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgeons have reached a truly DIY medical breakthrough in Britain: cutting fat from a woman's thighs and tummy and pasting it on her titties. Ladies who allow surgeons to play Mrs. Potato Head with their breasts can potentially shoot up three cup sizes. The "two-in-one op," as it's being called, will be widely available…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2009

Lawsuit Mom Says Bullying Led To Girl’s Eating Disorder

A Pennsylvania mother is suing her daughter's school system because she said classroom bullying caused her daughter to develop anorexia. The lawsuit alleged that in 6th grade, three boys called the girl "fat" and two more boys joined the taunting during her 7th grade school year. One year later, the girl checked into an in-patient…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2009

“Save The Whales” PETA Billboard Tells Women “Lose The Blubber: Go Vegetarian”

A PETA billboard in Jacksonville, FL, calls larger women "whales" and urges them to "lose the blubber" by going vegetarian. PETA's press release on the billboard says "going vegetarian can be an effective way to shed those extra pounds that keep [women] from looking good in a bikini." Oh, God, now even billboards are judging…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2009

Are We Heading For A Size War?

Really, people? We're still talking about Surgeon General Regina Benjamin's weight? This week, Michael Karolchyk, the owner of a gym, appeared on FOX News to voice his opinion about why Benjamin has no right being considered for Surgeon General. Luckily, Neil Cavuto took him to task, but Karolchyk still got in zingers like, "Just because…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 23, 2009

Should Letting Your Kid Get Really Fat Be A Felony?

A South Carolina woman is being charged today with criminal neglect, a felony that could land her up to ten years in the slammer. Why? Because her 14-year-old son weighs 555 pounds. The kid's mother, Jerri Gray, was poor and often had to work back-to-back shifts, so her son was home alone a lot. Gray…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 22, 2009

Is It Wrong To Call Your Toddler “Chubby Chubs” And “Greedy Guts”?

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy...was he? Why can I still recite this nursery rhyme by heart even though I'm 25-years-old now? Because I have hairy arms and my mom unwittingly drilled the rhyme into my head by teasing me about being her little "fuzzy wuzzy." Yeah,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2009

Should Beth Ditto Be Considered A Fashion Icon?

In many ways, the Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto is simply the s**t. She's a big, bad ass lesbian who's got to be more comfortable with her body than pretty much anyone I know. That said, I've got to agree with British GQ features editor, Alex Blimes, in his incredulity at Ditto's fashion "icon" status.

By: Lily Q / June 12, 2009

Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th! But it's cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby. Both women call…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2009

Food For Thought: New Food Reality Show Wants To Shame Americans

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and British chef Jamie Oliver have announced they’re teaming up for a big challenge. In their upcoming reality show that's expected to hit the airwaves next year, the dynamic duo plans to battle obesity in the U.S. Oliver is going to hit the “fattest cities” in an attempt to salvage…

By: Simcha / May 15, 2009

Will Brown Fat Make You Thin? Yes! Sort of.

Finally, a weight loss strategy that requires me to do absolutely nothing! From now on, your fat will make you thin. According to three papers published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, humans are filled with "brown fat" (gross) which burns calories at super speed. [WebMD]…

By: Deborah Stein / April 10, 2009

Poll: Would You Rather Be Called A Slut Or Fat?

Our society has a lot of thoughts about what women should be, and many of these ideas have to do with weight and promiscuity. The ideal is that a woman is thin and pure. In an article on The Huffington Post, writer Charlotte Hilton Andersen considers whether it's better to be called a slut or…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 13, 2009

Slideshow: The Frisky’s Favorite Plus Sized Pin Ups

Big girl bombshell Beth Ditto has already made us swoon with her songs and her sass, but now she’s going to conquer a business that has typically seemed a little small minded for a lady like her- fashion. Known for her outtasight onstage getups made of metallic spandex and her tasty Tracey Turnblad-esque print dresses,…

By: Simcha / January 29, 2009

Frisky Rant: I’m Fat, So?!

I’m fat. I have gigantic ta-tas and a fat ass(et). While I didn’t always see it as such (high school was rough), as an adult, having all those extra mouthfuls has certainly come in handy -- just ask my boyfriends. But OK, I’ll admit it; being a large lady, I’ve worried about the possibility of…

By: Simcha / January 7, 2009

Japanese Do Diets Right

I hate diets. While Americans spend billions of dollars a year making themselves miserable trying to loose some extra weight, I eat cake, wear bikinis that clearly show my stretch marks, and try to keep a healthy attitude about my appearance. Sure, sometimes my muffin top gets to me, but dieting just seems like a…

By: Simcha / June 11, 2008

Bigger Would Be Better On America’s Next Top Model

We have some news for Tyra Banks -- a size eight dress isn’t plus size and America's Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson ain't no fat girl charity case. The new “plus sized” model is on the cover of the June issue of Seventeen, sending the message to America’s highest risk group for eating disorder…

By: Simcha / May 19, 2008

Fit For A Queen

There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl…

By: Simcha / April 2, 2008

Pregnant Lisa Marie Faces “Fat Elvis”-Esque Criticism

When you’re Elvis’ daughter, fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches are in your genes, but such a tasty lineage means that you're, unfortunately, going to be made fun for the way you look in your jeans. Lisa Marie Presley has been blasted in the press for her recent weight gain, with headlines like "Lisa Marie

By: Simcha / March 5, 2008

Delicious $3 Abortion Makes You Fat

Earlier this week, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported that two cups of coffee a day prevents pregnancy and doubles the risk of miscarriages for pregnant women thereby making it one of the cheapest and tastiest alternative to Roe vs. Wade. But like a pharmaceutical commercial where you’re promised a cure that also…

By: Simcha / January 25, 2008
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