fatphobia

Pure Evil: The Entwined History of White Supremacy and Fat Hatred

The control of white women’s bodies is paramount to white supremacy. Read more »

Ask for More Pillows: Size, Sex, and Chemistry

Your pleasure is the great gift in your body, and you have the right to feel it for as long as you can handle it. Read more »

“Rough Night” Turns Fat Women Into Villains

Fat women deserve more than having their bodies used as weapons or the brunt of cruel and lazy jokes. Read more »

Roxane Gay’s “Hunger” Will Satiate You: On Fat, Trauma, and the World of Longing

Roxane Gay’s newest work, Hunger, a memoir of her body, is told in her signature style: boldly vulnerable. Read more »

Fat Girls Deserve Fairytales Too: The Rejection of Tropes in “This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare”

Gabourey Sidibe’s debut memoir uses personal experiences to tell fat girls that they deserve happiness. Read more »

The Complexities of Cure Culture : An Interview with Eli Clare on Cure, Diagnosis, and a Crip Writing Practice

I want us to turn our backs on normal. I want us to build and practice a body politics that is as complicated and contradictory as our body-minds. Otherwise we will never find liberation. Read more »

A Short History of Donald Trump's Feud With Rosie O'Donnell

An unusual and perfect opportunity to mess with Donald Trump has presented itself. Read more »

Popaganda: Body-Positive Exercise

Why does the thought of going to the gym inspire such anxiety? Because exercise—literally moving our bodies—is so wrapped up in fatphobia, ableism, sexism, and other nasty stuff. On this episode, we try to extricate exercise from all the body-shaming stuff that’s usually tied to it.... Read more »

We Can Already Declare "The Duff" To Be the Worst Movie of 2015

This movie is just as bad as it looks.  Let’s just get this clear at the outset: New film The DUFF is based on the premise that every group of female friends has a “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” whose sole purpose for being in the group is to act as a gateway to her... Read more »

It’s Not Me, It’s You: The Absent Dialogue around Fat Women’s Sexuality

It’s simply assumed that fat women are not worthy of having anybody “woo” us or walk down the street holding our hands. Read more »

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