Urban Americans Are Thinner than Rural Americans

A new study published in the Journal of Rural Health suggests that rural Americans are almost 20% more likely to fit the clinical definition of obesity (BMI over 30) than their city-dwelling counterparts. The study relied on clinical data—i.e. people weighed and measured at doctors' offices—rather than self-reported… » 9/18/12 6:30pm 9/18/12 6:30pm

Marie Claire Responds To "Fatties" Controversy

The editor-in-chief of Marie Claire has responded to the controversy over a blog post on their site entitled, "Should Fatties Get a Room? (Even on TV?)" by saying... almost nothing at all. Meanwhile, author Maura Kelly has apologized. » 10/27/10 11:04am 10/27/10 11:04am

Precious Film Critic Focuses On Fat

"But how about ­being fat? Isn't it bad for her? Aren't any of these caring teachers going to ­mention heart disease, or talk to Precious about overeating as addiction, or as the symptom of abuse?" Really, Peter Bradshaw? » 1/29/10 6:40pm 1/29/10 6:40pm

Kate Harding Isn't Going To Take Shit Because She's Not A Size 4

The Chicago Tribune's Nara Schoenberg has a great profile of writer Kate Harding who, in addition to blogging at Salon, has her own fat-acceptance blog where she's happy to tell people to fuck off. » 4/30/09 4:30pm 4/30/09 4:30pm

Study Shows Overweight Women Have The Most Sex

Though the media often likes to portray the sexuality of overweight women as a joke and/or a sideshow » 10/31/08 1:00pm 10/31/08 1:00pm, a new study shows that overweight women are actually having than women of "normal" weight. Researchers at the University of Hawaii and Oregon State studied data from the the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and…

Opera Singer Is Rehired After She Loses Over 100 Pounds Through Gastric…

In 2004, Deborah Voigt, a renowned opera singer, was fired from a London production of Ariadne auf Naxos because, according to the New York Times, she was "too heavy to wear a sleek black cocktail dress that [the director] deemed integral to his concept." The opera company had to pay out Voigt's contract even though… » 6/11/08 9:30am 6/11/08 9:30am