Recently, news came out that eating processed meats (like bacon and sausage) is strongly linked to developing cancer.
Read More Correlation/Causation (When It’s Convenient)
More and more often, we’ve been seeing pieces written by individuals who are calling out bigots for their horrible words or actions. This is great, but all too often, the ones aimed at fat-shaming include some caveat about how the author has lost weight, is trying to lose weight, or has some condition that has made them fat.
Posts that do this, in their attempt to call out sizeist behavior, are actually perpetuating it.
Read More You Don’t Need to Be Changing to Demand Respect
Recent attempts to get retailers to stop separating out plus sizes are misguided. The campaign known as #DropThePlus wants models and clothes to exist without the size qualifier, which seems like it promotes inclusivity but really does us a disservice.
Read More Keep The Plus
Sigh. And ugh. I was on Facebook recently and made the mistake of reading comments on a post relating to fat.
I know, when will I learn?
Read More No, It’s Not Like Smoking
Spoiler alert for the Project Runway finale!
Read More This Weekend Open Thread is Stoked
If anyone reading this (either of you?) is familiar with Ragen over at Dances with Fat, you probably know that she has been training for an IRONMAN triathlon. This past weekend she did a test run, an IRONMAN 70.3 (which is half the distance of the main race), on the same course she’ll be on next year.
Why am I writing about someone else’s endeavors? Two reasons: first, it didn’t go well, and second, trolls.
Read More Whole New Levels of Creepy
Spoilers for season 14 of Project Runway
Ashley Nell Tipton has been written about by almost every fat blogger I read, and for good reason. She’s the first plus size designer to appear on Project Runway, and she is easily among the most talented of the season.
However, it seems she has been frequently underestimated by some of her competitors. Read More Fatphobia, Paintball, and Project Runway