fatphobia

Off the Scale: Creating Fuller Stories About Fat People

In order to continue creating more authentic stories about fat people, more fat creators must be hired in writer’s rooms, granted book deals, and tapped by Hollywood to adapt their stories.

In Season 2, “Shrill” Challenges Viewers—and Itself—on Fat Politics

Shrill’s sophomore season widens the show’s narrative to explore other areas of Annie’s life and identity. Read more »

Popaganda: The Feminist Guide to Escaping Diet Culture

Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season makes its debut this week—with an anti-weight-loss infomercial for the ages. Read more »

Rebecca Alexander Wants to Make It Easier to Be Fat in Public

It’s profound to live in a body that’s so normal, and yet no one designs for. Read more »

Unshakeable Shame: No One Can Escape the Wedding Industry’s Fatphobia

There’s power to be found when brides refuse the industry its thinness obsession and shape the day on their own terms.  Read more »

Deadly Dieting Tools: Who Loses When Weight Watchers Sets Its Eyes on Children?

Apps like Kurbo only make the transformation from healthy eating to disordered eating to eating disorder more efficient. Read more »

Cake Is Never Just Cake: The Fraught Politics of Fatness, Desire, and Eating Your Feelings

Within the framework of capitalist systems, eating “right” has been tied to financial and social privilege in a way that further marginalizes people who are already struggling. Read more »

Tentacles of Terror: Who’s Afraid of a Big, Black Ursula?

Unlike the “Mammy” stereotype, Ursula isn’t sweet or complacent: She’s unabashedly fraudulent and mischievous. Read more »

Thor’s “Endgame” Weight Gain Should Have Been More Than a Punch Line

There’s a longstanding assumption that fat people feel less pain or sadness than non-fat people, and that they both deserve and can handle less-than-human treatment. Read more »

No Fluffy Self-Love: Sonalee Rashatwar Is Returning Body Positivity to Its Political Roots

What are we rejecting within us by rejecting fat people? 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 »

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