Supportive Friends & Family Can't Shield Women From Media Fat Shaming

Not judging friends and family members about their weight certainly makes you a better person, but it may not do anything to reduce their body issues. A new study found that women beat themselves up for being fat, even if they aren't getting negative messages about their weight from people in their social network. » 8/17/11 10:36pm 8/17/11 10:36pm

"Offensively" Fat: The Truth Behind Weight Stigma

In today's Times, writer/blogger Harriet Brown explains how weight stigma can harm people's job prospects, and even their bodies. But commenters still think it's justified — even necessary. » 3/16/10 9:30am 3/16/10 9:30am