You Don’t Need to Be Changing to Demand Respect

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.
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Whole New Levels of Creepy

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.
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Plus is Equal, Kinda, Sorta

Full disclosure: I did not attend the Lane Bryant #PlusIsEqual rally in Times Square. However, I have been reading accounts of it and paying attention to the campaign as a whole.

And I have to say, it’s disappointing. Read More Plus is Equal, Kinda, Sorta

I’m Not Trying, I’m Doing

One of the (too many) times I’ve had trolls come after me was when I posted a picture of myself all sweaty and gross after a boxing class. It wasn’t the hateful bigots that bothered me, though. It was some of the people trying to “defend” me. Read More I’m Not Trying, I’m Doing

Why I Did Not Watch “Dear Fat People”

There is a hateful, bigoted video going around right now called “Dear Fat People.” It was created by some no-name YouTube woman who is apparently using abuse to grasp at popularity, and it has been popping up (with responses) around the fat realm.

I have not watched it, and I will not ever.

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I Was Rooting For You, Topless Lady

If you’ve been watching news sources over the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed that here in NYC, there has been an inordinate amount of time spent talking about boobs. Specifically, about women who wear paint on their boobs and pose for photos in Times Square. Read More I Was Rooting For You, Topless Lady