"Happy" Fat Acceptance Anniversary? 40 Years, Not Much Progress

Today, July 31, is the 40th anniversary of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA). In the tumultuous '60s, the organization staged a "Fat-In" which involved eating ice cream "while burning posters of uber-thin model Twiggy." » 7/31/09 12:00pm 7/31/09 12:00pm

More To Love: The Pros & Cons

More To Love premieres tomorrow night, and USA Today, Salon and People all have recent critiques of the reality show. Each piece acknowledges that there are good and bad aspects of the program some are calling "The Fatchelor." » 7/27/09 3:20pm 7/27/09 3:20pm

So. The cons outnumber the pros on this list. But will slow summer programming and…

Kate Harding On Beth Ditto's Clothing Line: "A Slap In The Face"

"Professional fat chick" Kate Harding didn't like Forever 21's plus-size clothing line, and she's not a fan of Beth Ditto's line for Evans, either, writing: "I'm afraid there's not enough hipster irony in the world to make it work." » 7/13/09 4:20pm 7/13/09 4:20pm

Plus-Size Clothing Production Is Downsized

Earlier today, a NYC CBS affiliate ran a news segment about the plus-size segment of the fashion industry. For those who have been living under a rock for the past few months (or not reading this site) the current recession is affecting the once growing industry of women's plus-size clothing. » 6/01/09 8:00pm 6/01/09 8:00pm

Fashion Designers Are Small Minded About Plus Sizes

In today's Wall Street Journal » 8/21/08 1:00pm 8/21/08 1:00pm, there's a about "women of a certain size." As we all know, the "average" women's size in the U.S. is a 14. And yet! Most designers don't make anything bigger than a 12. The 's Christina Binkley spent months trying to figure out why large sizes are so rare in the fashion industry; you…