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Big as Life: “Shrill” Upends Pop Culture’s Fat Narrative

Aidy Bryant brings humor and positivity to a role that could have easily fallen into stereotype with a lesser actress. Read more »

Well, Actually: The Thin White Men Who Rebranded Dieting as “Wellness”

We need to talk more about how many food rules targeted at women come from men who will never have our bodies or wrestle with our cultural expectations. Read more »

2018’s Best Books About Bodies

Our relationships to our bodies are arguably the deepest and most stirring we have. Read more »

Small Revolutions: “Dumplin’” Shows the Value in Empowering Fat Children

Willowdean’s ability to not only cope with but actively challenge systems that discriminate against fat girls is not coincidental. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Dear “Good Men”

We must demand that men do more than just listen. Read more »

Smashing Barriers: Mara Altman and Virgie Tovar On Body Acceptance, Fatphobia, and Imagining a New World for Women

Diet culture is just the newest form of women’s subjugation. Read more »

Sinful and Indulgent: “Dietland” and the Language of Fatphobia

Indelicate language is seen as tough love. Read more »

The Endo Look: Body Positivity Needs to Tackle Chronic Illness

Like relationships we have with other people, the relationship we have with our bodies is not as polarized as all love or all hate. Read more »

Radical Bodies: “Dietland” Author Sarai Walker On Her Taboo-Busting Book’s Journey To TV

Dietland’s willingness to engage with difficult, complex subjects—not least of which is women’s anger—feels deeply resonant right now.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Henrietta Lacks is Finally in the National Portrait Gallery

Despite her substantial contribution to modern medicine, Lacks was never compensated or given credit. Read more »

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