Tag Archives: fat-shaming

Video: Seeing the beauty in fat

TweetWe get taught in our culture that thin is attractive and fat isn’t, so it can take work to undo that training. I know we often say that “all bodies are beautiful” and can come in “all shapes and sizes” but I think we all know plenty of people who say that and do not [...]
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Case of 11 year old girl shows we shouldn’t use BMI testing in schools to shame kids

TweetAn 11 year old girl in Florida was given a health assessment at school by the Collier County Health Department. The assessment included a BMI (Body Mass Index) test and the results came back that she was overweight. She was sent home with a letter that included the dangers of being overweight and stated she was [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetLast night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills. A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated as as national security issue. Radio host Pete Santilli says Hilary Clinton needs to be “shot in the vagina.” A proposed law to [...]
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NYC mayoral candidate, Christine Quinn, admits past struggle with bulimia and alcohol

TweetIn a very personal revelation Tuesday night, New York City Council Speaker and current candidate for Mayor Christine Quinn admitted to having a past struggle with bulimia for nearly 10 years.  Quinn also admitted she is in recovery from alcoholism. Via Talking Points Memo: New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life [...]
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“Dove Real Beauty,” self-esteem, and One Direction

Tweet Over the weekend, Dove released a new video promoting its carefully constructed brand of “real beauty” self-esteem boosting. The concept is clever. A series of women describe themselves to a forensic sketch artist behind a curtain. Afterward, new friends describe these same women to the same guy and he draws a new picture. Inevitably, [...]
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