Social networking giant Instagram has offered an apology to a user after banning her for a photos she proudly displayed of her body.
The former weight loss company spokeswoman was refreshingly unapologetic about her weight at an appearance on a talk show. Actually, Carnie, doctors recommend that you try to keep your fatness below half a fuck. But I admire your chutzpah.
Should groups mocking fat people be taken down just as racist and homophobic groups (usually) are? One activist is pushing Facebook to remove such groups, but the company isn't wholly convinced.
I'm a bad fat. I can't lie and say I do the HAES* thing. I don't exercise. The majority of what I eat is junk/fast food and I eat when I'm not really hungry.
I recently undertook a decidedly unscientific experiment to catalog a sample of what messages I get about my body from the world around me in a 24 hour period.
Crystal Renn and Meme Roth are sitting across from one another onstage at the Cooper Union. The screen behind them reads, with the inimitable subtlety of phrasing for which broadcast news is famous, "Is It OK To Be Fat?"
In an interview with True/Slant, Angry Fat Girls author Frances Kuffel gives a perspective we don't usually hear: someone who decries American culture's obsession with thinness, but believes her own weight gain is caused by an "addiction."
In a disturbing essay in today's Guardian, Lionel Shriver (not pictured) writes about her brother's obesity, and why she can't fully get on board with fat acceptance.
The ad at left was was created for an Australian show about advertising, which challenged contestants to make an anti-fat discrimination ad. However, the commercial was so offensive that it was pulled from TV.
Two recent stories about "fuller figured" women come from completely different perspectives; one is fat-accepting, one is fat-shaming.