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385-Pound Man Kicked Off United Flight For Row Mate's Comfort
"I did my research. If I had to buy two seats, I would have."
Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming
Best selling lottery and structured settlement expert
Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.
Make Your Seats Big Enough to Fit Actual People: An Open Letter to Airlines Everywhere
Entrepreneur, Astrology Coach, Blogger Extraordinaire, & Macar...
This is my call for airlines to make their seats larger, so fat people can travel without experiencing shame, humiliation, or discomfort. Everyone deserves to fly without enduring these hardships and it's time that we start talking about it.
On Being Fat
Marketing, Medical Device & Healthcare Industry, Writer
When I resided in a different body, I didn't know how different my life would be and how different I would feel about myself in a fat body.
You Can't Shame Someone For Not Wanting To Be Called Fat
While many women (and men) proudly call themselves fat, the fact remains that it's is a word with negative connotations. It's associated with laziness, lack of hygiene, stupidity and more.
You Can't Shame Someone For Not Wanting To Be Fat-Shamed
Deputy Editor, HuffPost Women
If referring to someone as fat were the same as referring to someone as a brunette or tall or freckled, a woman's refusal to describe herself as such would be weird. But, collectively, we're not there yet. The word "fat" has power because the word "fat" has consequences.
'Fattitude' Will Stop You From Making Fat People The Butt Of Your Jokes
We can't wait to see the final product. "Fat bodies in popular culture are monsters or goofy best friends," Averill told
Looking At These 6 Things Will Help You Love Your Body More
5. This video which proves that you can be an incredibly talented dancer at any size. When Whitney Thore gained 200 pounds
'Bodies Aren't Ugly. Bullying Is' Project Reminds Us That Every Body Is Worth Celebrating
We love everything this project stands for and the amazing community it's creating online. We think Baker said it best in
How Do We Stop Fat Shaming?
A new study confirms what body image bloggers and other advocates have said for years: fat shaming doesn't inspire anyone to change and often leads to weight gain. We explore how to stop fat shaming.
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Fat Shaming Can Lead To Weight Gain
Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media , in think tanks, in academia and on the street. It persists in part thanks to the myth that this type of bullying has an admirable purpose -- to shame people into losing weight.
Fat Shaming Can Lead To Weight Gain -- Now Can We Stop The Bullying?
Margaret Wheeler Johnson
Art Caplan, the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, told Today that the study is evidence
Grad School Admissions Negatively Affected By High BMI, Study Finds
The blog's founder, Dr. Cat Pausé, explained: “There are two explanations," Burmeister told Times Higher Education. "One
Fat Discrimination: 14 Women Open Up About Their Experiences With Size Prejudice
There was this instance when I was very eager to join the cheering squad of my school back in high school. But since petite
'Skinny Minny' Speed Dating Exists, And One Brave Writer Tried It
Furthermore, in case would-be attendees were feeling any hint of guilt for specifying which sizes their dates should be, On
Fat Prejudice Exists -- Here's Proof (Also, Share Your Story!)
Nikki Blonsky, Actress Amy Taylor, Director of Content and Community Strategy at Geben Communication When you're a woman
Power Paunch: Fat Makes Men Look Powerful, Claims A Man
Deputy Editor, HuffPost Women
The message: having a body is never easy, never okay. Being attractive is, at least until childbirth, the female body's main job. As RuPaul put it, 'Girl, you better work.'
Obesity Discrimination On The Job Provokes Dispute Over Best Remedy
Even those who enforce obesity discrimination law recognize there's room for clarification. "The entire area of discrimination
Jordan Ramos, Hawkeye Woman, Says Iowa City Union Bar Discriminated Her For Weight
Ramos visited the bar on March 3 and again on April 4 and experienced the same discrimination both times, she said. The second
Study Concludes 'Fat-ism' Is More Widespread Than Racism
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