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“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 who are attracted to obese women, I prepared myself to be offended by men who objectify and fetishize a stigmatized, marginalized group of women to… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Aside from being one of the hardest states to spell, Mississippi is also the fattest state. At least according to the folks over at CalorieLab, who calculated the rankings based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System database maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 33.8 percent of Mississippi’s adult population is… READ MORE »


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Size does matter — but not in the way you think! According to a new study from Erciyes University in Turkey, fat men are better in bed. The study reported that men with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) were able to last exponentially longer in bed. … READ MORE »


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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,… READ MORE »


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Meet Donna Simpson, a 600-pound woman who wants to gain weight. This 42-year-old woman, already the Guinness World Record holder for “World’s Fattest Mom,” is on a mission to bulk up even more since the delivery of her daughter by 30 medical professionals. The SSBBW (super-size big beautiful woman) model’s goal is to get up… READ MORE »


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Once again, Mississippi is the fattest state in the Union. Seventy percent of residents are overweight and more than 33 percent of Mississippians are obese. Colorado was deemed the skinniest state with more than 55 percent of Coloradans being overweight, and almost one in five being obese. How obese is your state? [CalorieLab] … READ MORE »


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Obese women with a body mass index over 30 have less sex and more unwanted pregnancies, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Obese women are less likely to use oral contraceptives like birth control pills and more likely to use the “pullout method” … and, hence, get preggo. [CBSnews]
Uh-oh. The… READ MORE »


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Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New Jersey, life is that great. You see, Donna already weighs 602 pounds and has held the Guinness World Record for world’s fattest mom since 2007,… READ MORE »


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Hey ladies, if you’re planning on running for office, a new study shows that you’d better hit the gym. But dudes, start packing in the burgers because apparently people prefer their male politicians on the fatter side. Once again we women get screwed. Voters are allegedly under the impression that chubby male politicians are more… READ MORE »


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Essentially putting a “No Fatties” sign on the Admissions office, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has taken a rather radical step in addressing obesity. They’re requiring that every student with a body mass index of 30 or higher, which is in the obese range, take a fitness class three times a week. Those who fail to… READ MORE »


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A hospital in the U.K. has some overweight mothers-to-be outraged. Weston General Hospital will refuse to deliver babies to pregnant women with a body mass index of 34 or more. That roughly equates a woman who is 5’6″ and weighs about 210 pounds. Their reasoning behind what many women are calling discrimination? Mothers with a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Just when I thought no one could exploit her struggle with weight any more than Carnie Wilson, Kirstie Alley is fat again and eager to capitalize on it. Rumor has it that she signed on to do a reality show on A&E about her struggle to lose weight. I wonder if it will air in… READ MORE »


Style

Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey discussed beauty rituals and standards around the world on her talk show. I had no idea Iran was the “nose job capital of the world,” but I was really shocked that Mauritanian women don’t want to be thin. Plump is sexy for women there, but men are expected to be thin. Thick… READ MORE »


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Suman Khatun weights 168 pounds even though she’s only five years old and three and a half feet tall. Doctors suspect she suffers from a hormone imbalance, like a malfunctioning pituitary gland, but since her family can’t afford to take her to Calcutta for expert treatment, no one knows for sure. Her family earns slightly… READ MORE »


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In her Newsweek blog “Confessions of a Skinny Fat Person: Let the Fat Wars Begin,” Kate Dailey reveals her annoying skinny fat mindset about weight and its relationship to health. For those of you that don’t know what a “skinny fat” is, it’s a person who is skinny on the outside and fat on the… READ MORE »


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Wondering who to blame for your battle with the scale? Your same-gender parent—in other words, your mom if you’re a chick and your dad if you’re a dude. A study has found that overweight mothers are ten times more likely to have obese daughters, and tubby fathers are six times more likely to have portly… READ MORE »