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In case you didn't know: Fat phobia is defined as a pathological fear of fatness. "America manages to champion terrible food while also hating fat people." I can distinctly remember a time when I realized that I had severe body issues. It was much earlier than you'd think.  I believe I was about 8 and the words of my fat phobic, uncaring father and my disturbed, anorexic, ignorant stepmother Linda played like a record in my head. "Don't eat that or you'll get ... Read More
Writing good poetry requires talent, but being able to deliver at Poetry Slams and bring people to tears is another thing entirely. A performance done by a woman named Samantha Peterson called “Dead Men Can’t Catcall” is floating around the web right now among my friends. After hearing the title, I knew I had to watch and share it. She performed this piece at CUPSI (College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational) this year at Finals. During her ... Read More
Gabourey Sidibe was on the receiving end of a stream of hate for her outfit choice Sunday night at the Golden Globes. She wants you to know that you should have taken out an insurance policy on your negative opinion, because it was more than a waste of time. The American Horror Story: Coven star took to Twitter yesterday morning and issued a snarky response that was anything but passive aggressive (read: awesome). In fact, I’m almost positive that I heard ... Read More
  We’re right in the thick of this ongoing Abercrombie & Fitch fat-hate – the sizeist comments keep coming – but never fear! Jes from TheMilitantBaker.com has the best response yet. Jes reimagined Abercrombie ads using her own size 22 body, pairing her so-called “unpopular kid” self with a “cool kid” in a hodgepodge of sexy poses. She dedicates the shots, along with an eloquent open letter, to Abercrombie ... Read More
As if we needed another reason to hate Abercrombie & Fitch. If you’ve ever sniffed your way around A&F’s chain stores (those mannequins wear more cologne than Pauly D) you may have noticed that women’s sizes only go up to a 10. No XL or XXL for the ladies, and the company’s CEO is happy to tell you why. Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries’ fat-hate is now common knowledge in the retail world. Robin Lewis, author of The New Rules of ... Read More
The bullshit: it never stops. Lee Daniels, director of the upcoming drama The Paperboy, recently admitted that he asked leading lady Nicole Kidman to gain weight for her role in order to—wait for it, kids—appear “more flawed.” "It was important that she put on some weight,” Daniels continued. “I said, 'I want you fat. I want your butt jiggling, I want your thighs moving.' She put on 15 pounds."     Kidman, who plays ... Read More