Category Archives: Fatness

Your friendly neighbourhood plague rat.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. I like to go on walks. I live in a good neighbourhood for it, near the beach. During the summer, I spent a fair bit of time swimming at the beach. I have a lot of anxiety about going outside at all, thanks to about twenty […]

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About that video.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. Yesterday, the video of Jennifer Livingston (and here’s a transcript of the video), a fat news anchor responding to an email about how fat and unhealthy she was, went viral. I figured I should probably talk about it, rather than just making oblique references to it. […]

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Fat people and binge eating.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. Lately, I’ve had a couple of run-ins with the assumption that all fat people binge eat. I was surprised to find that it really hurt my feelings, and I’ve been thinking a lot about why that is. I don’t think it’s purely because I want to […]

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The Death Threat: It’s not about health.

Stacy Bias posted an amazing sample of fat hatred today, and it reminded me of something I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while. Namely, The Death Threat. Ragen has written about The Vague Future Health Threat before, and The Death Threat is its close cousin. The Vague Future Health Threat and The Death […]

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A little 101 – I get to exist.

It’s come to my attention that not everyone in the world takes for granted many of the things I’ve come to accept as truth about health and weight. I forget that sometimes. And when I am reminded, it is not always in the kindest terms. Usually, it’s in terms like, “But your body is not […]

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