weight issues

What I’ve Learned About Size And Body Image By Dating A Fat Man

I thought I’d dealt with most of my body image issues before I started dating my current boyfriend. But during the three years we’ve been together, he’s taught me a…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

If you’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things, the collection of responses by The Rumpus’ self-help columnist “Sugar,” aka Wild author Cheryl Strayed, you’ll probably recognize this quote:
“Stop…

Alyson Penn | October 29, 2014 - 10:00 am

Mindy Kaling To Vogue: “I Don’t Want To Be Skinny”

“There’s a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I’m always trying to lose fifteen pounds. But I never need to be skinny. I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

Into The Archives: 1957’s The Scientific & Easy Way To Gain Weight Is The Weirdest Diet Book Of All Time

My mom gave me treasure: a small pile of small paperback books produced by someone named Jose Bonomo who may or may not be a real person, from the 1950s-1960’s…

Almie Rose | November 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

“Breaking Bad” Actress Explains Weight Gain

Anna Gunn plays wife Skyler Grey to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White on one of the most beloved shows (“Breaking Bad”) to ever be on television, and she just won an…

Evil Beet Gossip | September 29, 2013 - 9:30 am

Worst Grandma In The World Complains About Fat 6-Month-Old

This weekend in the New York Times Social Q’s column, a woman wrote in to inquire about how to handle a ruthless grandma who is obsessed with her six-month-old granddaughter’s weight:…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

The Wolf In The Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

It wasn’t long ago that Special K was selling us on the idea that we could “drop a jean size in two weeks” by replacing meals with cereal, shakes and…

Claire Mysko | September 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Way To Stop Bullying Is Not Through “Diet And Exercise”

I get approximately 5,000 pitches a day from people who are trying to get me to tell you guys about boob stickers, or breath mints, or Cash Warren’s boat shoes…

Julie Gerstein | June 13, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: I’m Sick Of Being Told I “Must Accept” My Body

I do not like my nose. Although I no longer hate it with the same gusto I did at 15, I still do not accept it.

I do…

Amanda Chatel | May 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

An Open Letter To Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Mike Jeffries

Dear Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries,

I used to see your brand walk up and down the halls of my high school way back in the day.

Melissa Blake | May 10, 2013 - 11:00 am

Amanda Bynes Tells Us Weekly That She’s Striving To Be 100lbs

I don’t think it’s a secret that former teen star Amanda Bynes, 26, is having some issues lately. Starting in the summer of 2012, Bynes — who starred in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm
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