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.
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.
Long Beach, California's Club Bounce caters to fat people "who might have some trouble getting past the velvet ropes at other night spots because of their size." And where there are happy fat people, there's controversy!
Want to know how to make my head explode? Recommend a bunch of community initiatives I completely support — boosting walkability, bringing supermarkets to underserved neighborhoods, creating bike paths — and sell it all as a War on Childhood Obesity.
A new book out later this year by nutritionist Linda Bacon, Health at Every Size, espouses a philosophy long held by many fat activist blogs: that the number on the scale has little to do with overall health. According to yesterday's New York Times Magazine, Bacon's book advocates self-love regardless of size, and "is…