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Health

Correlation/Causation (When It’s Convenient)

Recently, news came out that eating processed meats (like bacon and sausage) is strongly linked to developing cancer.

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Bodies

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 […]

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Keep The Plus

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.

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Bodies

No, It’s Not Like Smoking

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?

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Bodies

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 […]

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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 […]

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#RocktheCrop if You Want, No Matter What Anyone Says

A piece of disgusting body shaming disguised as fashion advice somehow made it past editors of Oprah Magazine, telling readers how to rock a crop top “if (and only if)” they have a flat stomach.