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 will tell you that they’re doing it as a means of encouraging the overweight person to lose weight, but most, oh, sane people will argue that fat-shaming does little in the way of motivation, and actually harms.
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Congratulations to Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, who welcomed baby girl Maxwell Drew into the world today! Congratulations are also (begrudgingly) due to Julie Gerstein, who bet me $10 that the baby would be under 10 pounds. I was so sure, given how, um, big Jessica was during her epically long pregnancy, that her baby would be at least 10 lbs, but Maxwell weighed in at 9 pounds 13 ounces. So close! Damn you, Julie Gerstein! Anyway, seriously, congrats to Jessica and Eric on lil’ Maxwell. I bet she’s a cutie. [Us Weekly]
“I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha … Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks it will be like a fire hydrant!”
– Jessica Simpson continues her habit of over-sharing — just a bit! — with Jimmy Kimmel. Now, I am super fascinated by pregnancy, so I love that she’s being so open about everything happening with her body during this experience. Quotes like this make me tilt my head and make an O shape with my mouth as I consider the visual. Thanks, Jessica, for keeping me informed of what may happen to my body should I ever get pregnant someday! (And who knew it was possible for Jess to be even ditzier? That’s Pregnancy Brain for ya!) [Us Weekly]