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

In May of this year, comedian Sarah Baker garnered a lot of attention for the monologue her character, Vanessa, delivered at the end of an episode of Louie. Vanessa asks Louie (Louis C.K.), point blank, why men hate fat girls so much. “What is it about the basics of human happiness,... Read more »

Incendiary New Food Industry Documentary "Fed Up" Misses the Mark

A portion of the poster for new documentary Fed Up and an factoid from the film. The line between legitimate health advocacy and body shaming is a precarious one. So what does it look like when yet another food documentary sets out to “... Read more »

Fat Liberation is Totally Queer

Last Wednesday, my partner and I woke up to wonderful news: DOMA and Prop 8 are defeated! After our wedding this summer, we will be legally married. It’s a time for celebration, and for inspiration. What work still needs to be done? There are ... Read more »

Sized Up: Why Fat is a Queer and Feminist Issue

Is fat what queer was a generation ago? Read more »

That Christina Aguilera "Fat Girl" Quote Was Fake. What Happened?

If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s cat videos. If there’s a second thing the Internet loves though, it’s when someone is mad as hell and isn... Read more »

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