body shaming

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Take The Cake: Do Fat People Face Too Much Pressure to Be Happy?​

I think there’s a special kind of burden placed on stigmatized people to pretend that everything is A-Okay. Would I be smiling if I was oppressed? Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.5.18   |   SHARE
I have to reject self-loathing when it arrives in the guise of self-care, and that means I have to opt out of skin care culture.

Skin Care Talk Is The New Diet Talk (And I Hate It)

People talk about skin care like it’s fun — a way to relax. But for me, the very idea opens onto a black hole of self-loathing. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   05.3.18   |   SHARE
I’m one of those bigger girls that confuses the medical community by being entirely healthy. It's no surprise that my doctor body shamed me.

My Doctor Body Shamed Me And Lied To Me About The Tests She Ran

I’m one of those bigger girls that confuses the medical community by being entirely healthy. My doctor body shamed me and lied to me about tests she Read...
Kelly Burch    |   10.24.17   |   SHARE
It’s important to remember that butter is, after all, just another food that we infuse with moral meaning. And the same is true of people’s bodies.

Take The Cake: Fatness & Food Politics, Part 2

The politics of food are the politics of class, and the subtlety of those politics creates a kind of deniability that makes it hard to discern the Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.17.17   |   SHARE
Not only does she suggest that “feeling fat” can be fixed through the use of tools, but she says that one “tool” to use when you’re “feeling fat” is to tell yourself that you are “beautiful.” Dude. (Image Credit: Instagram/theashleygraham)

Dear Ashley Graham: Fat Is Not A Feeling

Fat is not a feeling you have. Fat is a body size you are. Fat people have as many different feelings about our bodies as thin people do. Suggesting Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
Body shaming kids is never the right thing to do. It can damage a parent's relationship with their kids in a way that sticks with that child for the rest of their lives.

#TheySaid Highlights Our Culture Of Body Shaming

People are using #TheySaid to tell their stories of experiencing body shaming. Sally Bergesen kicked things off by talking about her own memory of Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
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Snow White And The Fat Calves

Just when I think we've made a little headway, some asshole reminds me that yes, people still think fat people are gross. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.7.17   |   SHARE
"I’ve clearly succeeded in building a textiled Fort Knox around my calves, but I realize there’s a hefty price to pay for it all: I’m paying for it with my life."

I Was Publicly Shamed For Having Big Calves

Over the years, I’ve created an intricate system of rules that keep my calves safely hidden from judging eyes, especially in the summer when shorts Read...
Dawn Clancy    |   06.6.17   |   SHARE