'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Make People Lose Weight So Shut Your Piehole

You often see a refrain in the comments of posts about how maybe fat people are humans and don't deserve to be harassed or pestered or treated like lazy scum: "But if we're not mean, fatties will think it's ok to be fat! It's for their own good!" Well, guess what: treating people like shit doesn't actually make them… »9/11/14 1:40pm9/11/14 1:40pm

Pelt Yourself With Hash Browns: The Esquire Guide for Portly Men

There comes a time in every man's life when he, even if just for a second, wants to dress well for some reason or other. And sometimes that man is fat and wants some good advice. So he opens the pages of esquire and reads about how he should wear muumuus and onesies instead of shirts and slacks. Because he's fat.… »9/04/14 9:30pm9/04/14 9:30pm

My Body Is Undisciplined and I Deny Myself Nearly Everything I Desire

I watched the first few seasons of The Biggest Loser avidly. The show offered the ultimate fat girl fantasy—go to a "ranch" for a few months, and under the pressure of intense personal trainers, low caloric intake, the manipulations of reality show producers and the constant surveillance of television cameras, lose… »4/10/14 4:00pm4/10/14 4:00pm

Woman Can't Have Kids After Gastric Bypass, Still Happy to Be Thin

A woman named Jill Strasburg appeared on Oprah in 2005 to confront her fat-phobic father for being a giant garbagey dickweed rather insensitive about her weight. She was the youngest of his children, her father, Kirk, explained, and always the fattest. She was always chubby, always bigger. Childhood photos reveal a… »1/31/14 4:00pm1/31/14 4:00pm

Here's What It Feels Like to Be a Fat Person on a Plane.

On a crack-of-dawn flight from New York City to Seattle recently, I had my first ever, um, altercation with a seat mate. I'd almost missed the plane—I was that person staggering on board just before the doors closed—and I'm sure he thought he was going to have the row all to himself. I flashed him an apologetic smile… »12/24/13 11:00am12/24/13 11:00am

Buzz Off, Special K, We Don't Need Your Lecture on Fat Talk

Ladies! Special K (the cereal brand, not the drug) has a very special message for all of you. It's come to their attention that 93 percent of women are engaging in "fat talk." And that's bad. It's so bad, in fact, that Special K has launched an entire ad campaign, complete with Tyra Banks as spokesperson, devoted to… »12/11/13 12:30pm12/11/13 12:30pm

Halloween Jerk to Hand Out Notes Telling Trick or Treaters They're Fat

A local busybody in Fargo, North Dakota has decided to take America's child obesity epidemic on herself this Halloween by only giving candy to the trick or treaters she deems thin enough to deserve candy. The rest of the kids — those the woman deems "moderately obese" — get notes telling their parents to stop having… »10/30/13 10:00am10/30/13 10:00am

'Healthy Obese' Is Possible, But Maybe Not Forever

As many as a third of obese adults are considered metabolically healthy, meaning they have normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels and show no signs of developing diabetes. Still, they're considered a medical mystery, but new research has shed some light on why some people can be healthy at any size, while… »10/09/13 11:50am10/09/13 11:50am