Fatphobia, Paintball, and Project Runway

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

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.

Read More Why I Did Not Watch “Dear Fat People”

This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome people and cool readings this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

The biggest news in ladyblogland was the curious incident of bell hooks labeling Beyoncé a terrorist. I’ve rounded up a reading least for your edification. Get all that plus find out how misandrist you really are in this week’s dispatches.

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Occupy Fat Street: We Are The 68%

This post really could be an indictment of the way that fat always equals bad in the symbolism of progressive movements, including Occupy, but it isn’t. And as much as I wish that fellow Lefties would take up the call of fat acceptance rather than fatphobia, for now it’s a dream deferred. Read More Occupy Fat Street: We Are The 68%