Topic: fat shaming


Kim Kardashian and The Policing of Pregnant Women’s Bodies

Is it that we as a society are still so deeply uncomfortable with women’s sexuality that any time their bodies actually show evidence of ... [ more ]

Is it that we as a society are still so deeply uncomfortable with women’s ... [ more ]

Is it that we as a society are still so deeply uncomfortable with women’s sexuality that any time their ... [ more ]

Schoolgirls Don’t Need Boys To Tell Them What’s Pretty

As the mother of an almost-11-year-old daughter I have spent a great deal of time attempting to mitigate the effects of a toxic culture ... [ more ]

As the mother of an almost-11-year-old daughter I have spent a great deal of ... [ more ]

As the mother of an almost-11-year-old daughter I have spent a great deal of time attempting to mitigate the ... [ more ]

Fat and happy on the beach

The Paradox of Body Acceptance

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up and declaiming loudly that fat is flabulous. Sometimes fat acceptance is ... [ more ]

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up ... [ more ]

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up and declaiming loudly that fat is ... [ more ]

Thoughts on the “Obesity Epidemic”

We’ve all heard about the “obesity epidemic.” We’ve all seen the footage on 20/20 or the nightly news of large, headless bodies intercut with ... [ more ]

We’ve all heard about the “obesity epidemic.” We’ve all seen the footage on 20/20 ... [ more ]

We’ve all heard about the “obesity epidemic.” We’ve all seen the footage on 20/20 or the nightly news of ... [ more ]

Painting "Woman in Front of the Mirror" by János Vaszary (public domain)

The Cost of Body Shame

Often when we talk about body shame we talk about it in the context of food, eating, body image, and eating disorders. And these ... [ more ]

Often when we talk about body shame we talk about it in the context ... [ more ]

Often when we talk about body shame we talk about it in the context of food, eating, body image, ... [ more ]

When it it ok to ask a woman if she's pregnant?

I’m Not Pregnant; I Just Ate a Big Brunch (and it’s none of your business)

by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I have just taken my mother-in-law to brunch at Ferrara’s on ... [ more ]

by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I ... [ more ]

by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I have just taken my mother-in-law ... [ more ]