When fat people are fat in public

A few days ago, Linda Kelsey wrote a fat-hating diatribe in the Daily Mail, in which she railed against the horrors of fat people being fat in public, and wearing, you know, clothes and shit. I won’t link to it. And I’m also not going to write another response – the Fatosphere has already produced…

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What am I doing wrong?

Before I started on this 30-day blogging challenge, I hadn’t posted since September last year. As a result, my regular viewing numbers were pretty low – just people who accidentally came across my blog, usually by typing “cracker and water diet” into google, which took them to this post. I hope I didn’t disappoint them…

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Why stigma is bad, in 140 characters

Last night I stayed up reeeeeaally late to take part in a Twitter chat about ‘Fat Stigma and Health Ethics’ run by @BioethxChat. The chat was hosted by bioethicist Dr Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD. He was introduced by the host at 5.35 and 17 seconds (PST). At 5.35 and 33 seconds @mloxton, a healthcare analyst…

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Double standards

Apparently, Facebook will no longer be nixing breastfeeding photographs. Sort of. So long as they comply with its community standards. It’s not clear what the exceptions might be. There have been numerous cases of photos being removed for not complying with Facebook community standards – not just photos of women breastfeeding, but also women survivors…

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