When Fat Acceptance Isn’t So Accepting

Fat acceptance is a movement that seeks to change the way society views fat people. Namely, that is, to make others examine their biases against fat people and realize that being fat isn’t synonymous with being lazy, stupid, unhealthy or any of the other negative characteristics that many people associate with fatness. When I first… Read More »

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I’m fat and that’s okay

I feel the need to start this off with a disclaimer: I am fat. And not in the way that people call Lena Dunham or Christina Hendricks fat. I am actually fat. I’m talking can just barely fit into an airplane chair, can hardly squeeze into a 3X dress, gets winded after walking up a… Read More »

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Why I’m Thankful for Lena Dunham’s Naked Ass

HBO’s hit show Girls is back for a second season, and along with it are numerous complaints about Lena Dunham’s naked body. Never mind that there are plenty of legitimate criticisms to make of this show; it seems that everyone’s main complaint is that Dunham, an average-sized woman, has the audacity to show her body… Read More »

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Let’s make 2013 the year we stop slut shaming

It’s a new year, and you know what that means: it’s time for New Year’s resolutions! But amid all those promises you make to yourself to get your workspace organized and to stop eating anything with cheese from Sneaky Dee’s, I’d like to propose a social resolution that we can all take part in: to stop… Read More »

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