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Study: Images Of Food On Social Media Thought To Be Less Healthy When Posted By Overweight People

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)– Images of food uploaded to social media by overweight or obese individuals are thought to be less healthy when compared to images uploaded by thin people, according to a new study. 342 more words


"Dear Fat People": A Response

This post is in response to Nicole Arbour’s now infamous video “Dear Fat People”.

For the record, I’m not calling for an all-out censorship on comedians or jokes. 1,619 more words

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Ugh... more 'Fat Shaming'

‘Fat Shaming’ hit the news again this week.  For those of you who may have missed it, a YouTube comedian named Nicole Arbour put up a video entitled “Dear Fat People”, where among other things she argues that fat shaming is not a “real thing”, makes numerous derogatory assumptions about people who are obese and tells a story of her encounter with a “fat family” at the airport, all while claiming she is only saying all this out of a desire to help. 329 more words

Still "Weighting" for Change: Iman, Aging, and The Politics of Weight Gain

Recently, I stumbled upon an article quoting supermodel, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Iman encouraging women to gain weight to look younger.  At first, I thought that this would be great, a potential game changer in the way we approach the Western body ideal.  916 more words

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Nick Jonas/Crossfitgate 2015

OK kids, let me catch you up. On June 29, Cross Fit tweeted this fake coke ad:

Nick Jonas, who recently “came out” publicly as a Type 1 Diabetic, fired back: “This is not cool. 1,543 more words

Weight (Stigma) Affects School Children's Grades

My dear friend and colleague Angela Meadows recently penned this important article for The Conversation discussing the issues surrounding weight, school children and academic performance.  There have been  a number of studies over the years linking higher weights with lower performance in school–particularly among female pre-teens and teenagers.  553 more words