Tag Archives: Fat acceptance movement

Canada’s first ever conference on weight-based discrimination

TweetYesterday in Toronto, doctors, public health policymakers, government representatives, educators and activists gathered for Canada’s first ever conference on weight discrimination. The First Annual Canadian Conference on Weight Bias and Discrimination calls it “the last socially acceptable form of discrimination,” which I do not agree with in the slightest – there are many remaining socially [...]
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Marie Claire piece questions whether “fatties” on TV are offensive

Tweet Yes, this was the actual headline, and this was an actual piece by a mainstream women’s magazine. Maura Kelley questions whether the show, Mike & Molly (which is about a couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group) and others with overweight actors is too offensive for viewers: My initial response was: Hmm, being [...]
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Fat/Slut Shaming and the Meritocracy Myth

TweetYesterday, a post on Feministe by guestblogger wickedday sparked an entirely fascinating and important conversation on  the connections between slut-shaming and fat-shaming, and, later, on the effects that capitalism has historically had on this process, and continues to have. I was hipped to the conversation via the contributions of a dear friend of mine and [...]
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