The year has been veritably glutted with stories about obesity, ranging all the way from crappy fat-shaming to reasonable health recommendations. Amid all this, have we learned anything at all?
Maura Kelly certainly made waves with her writing last week: in all seriousness, we actually think she'll bring an interesting perspective to this course on the personal essay — as well as the dangers inherent in making the personal public.
If you try to find the lightning-rod "opinion piece" "Should Fatties Get a Room (Even On TV)" a funny thing happens: nothing. It seems that, without a word, the magazine has taken the offensive post down.
I ask because, well, that's where this started, isn't it? When Maura Kelly unwisely decided to proceed with articulating her disgust with "fatties," it was because her editor brought it up.
If there is an upside to the "provocative" "opinion piece" that was Maura Kelly's exercise in fat-shame, it's the amazing writing it's generated. Here, just a few of the awesome responses.
A few days before Maura Kelly, a blogger for Marie Claire, published a piece called "Should Fatties Get A Room?" we received an email asking why this site "glorifies" obesity.
Let's say it again: what the hell were they thinking? Because as if the title "Should Fatties Get a Room? (Even on TV?)" wasn't bad enough, there's the article itself.