fatphobia

A New Fairy Tale: “One to Watch” Imagines a Fat Bachelorette

Kate Stayman-London beautifully pulls back the curtain on what fat women in particular endure, not only when attempting to find love, but also in simply existing.

Our Response to Adele’s Weight Loss Says More about Us Than Her

The body-positive movement limits its scope to individual people’s always evolving bodies rather than the systems that turn weight loss into headline-making news. Read more »

Even during a Pandemic, Fatphobia Won’t Take a Day Off

The medical system is the locus for fat people’s oppression. Read more »

Truth Hurts: Fat, Black, and Too Good to Cancel

In every industry Black women have to work four times as hard for less than half the credit.  Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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