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My Cancer Pt. II, Medical Fat Shaming Could Have Killed Me. I have written about my cancer journey before.

My Cancer Pt. II, Medical Fat Shaming Could Have Killed Me.

I’ve mentioned my care team, who make my life easier, and their credentials. I’ve written about how to interact with cancer patients. I’ve even spoken on the topic for a third time at Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. I’ve tried to be kind and jovial, and reasonable about the entire thing. I’ve tried to be educational. I had walking pneumonia when I was a senior in High School. Over a month later, and I was still coughing. Non, tu ne fais pas ta grosse. Fin de soirée avec des copines.

Non, tu ne fais pas ta grosse.

Ce soir c’était repas crêpes à la maison. On a bien mangé, bien bu, bien rigolé. Enfin… Moi c’est l’idée que j’ai en tête. Une de mes amies préfère résumer par « on a fait nos grosses ». Le gros qui fait du sport. Salut, C’est moi, le mec gros qui fait du sport (J’assume totalement le fait que je sois « gros », car non, ce n’est pas une insulte, mais un état de fait).

Le gros qui fait du sport

Mais VOTRE comportement m’insulte. Être gros.se, quelle marrade ! Je pèse 102 kilos, je suis grosse et de l’écrire publiquement, je vous le dis, ça ne m’enchante guère.

Être gros.se, quelle marrade !

Ça me peine beaucoup parce que c’est une barrière que je me sens obligée de trouer, dégommer et broyer entre vous et moi. 5 Reasons Why We Need to Stop Thinking of Skinny-Shaming as 'Reverse Discrimination' Author’s Note: This piece is not in defense of skinny-shaming.

5 Reasons Why We Need to Stop Thinking of Skinny-Shaming as 'Reverse Discrimination'

Body-shaming in all forms is inexcusable. Rather, this piece aims to point out the ways in which fat-shaming entails an extra layer of oppression – fatphobia – that skinny-shaming lacks. I have a very complicated relationship with the concept of skinny-shaming. I’m a body image activist who attempts to work in solidarity with the fat acceptance movement, an eating disorder survivor who still harbors body and food issues, and a person of average size who talks openly about thin privilege. Of course I have a complicated relationship with skinny-shaming.

But something that I see coming up a lot is the idea that skinny-shaming (making rude or snide remarks about thin bodies) is “reverse discrimination.” Some say that if we want to curb body-hate, we can’t participate in body-hate. Suck my Kaiju » Je suis grosse et je vous emmerde. Déjà le quatrième article, et toujours pas de gros cul ?

Suck my Kaiju » Je suis grosse et je vous emmerde.

Il est temps de remédier à ça. Fat acceptance: when kindness is activism. A guest post by Spilt Milk Once, when I was in my late teens, I had a fleeting reunion with my mother, with whom I’d had very little contact since childhood.

Fat acceptance: when kindness is activism

It had been about five years since we’d seen each other in person; I was apprehensive about our meeting but mostly I was excited. Fantasies about happy mother–daughter bonding even after such a long estrangement are really that seductive. 5 Reasons Why We Need to Stop Thinking of Skinny-Shaming as 'Reverse Discrimination' Let's Talk About Thin Privilege. I am five-foot-four, 125 pounds.

Let's Talk About Thin Privilege

My measurements are 36-28-38. I wear size medium shirts, size seven jeans, and (in case you were wondering) size eight shoes. I have never walked into a clothing store unable to find items in my size. I have never been asked to pay more for a seat on an airplane. I have never had someone dismiss me as a dating prospect based on my body type, nor had someone scoff, openly, while watching me eat French fries in public. I have never experienced a doctor dismissing my concerns with a “lose weight, feel great!” And I can open an article with my measurements without fear of judgment. I walk through this world as a thin person. Lesbian Obesity Study Misses the Point: We Don’t Care If We’re Fat. Hey queer ladies — just like your nosey mother, the federal government wants to know what’s going on with your weight.

Lesbian Obesity Study Misses the Point: We Don’t Care If We’re Fat

So much so, in fact, that the National Institutes of Health have given researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital nearly $3 million over the last four years to figure out why lesbians are more often classified as obese than straight women. Their biggest conclusion so far? It’s because lesbians don’t play sports. I guess all those softball stereotypes just aren’t true. In an era of significant funding problems in the NIH and disturbing data about LGBT health disparities, why continue to fund a study like this? As a culture, we are absolutely obsessed with weight and dieting. Girls eat, you know. Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy?

Here’s the thing: I blog about fat acceptance.

Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy?

Fat acceptance, as you can probably guess from the words “fat” and “acceptance” being right together like that, does not go over so well in some circles. Even in some progressive circles — which are usually known for not hating entire groups of people because of their appearances, not thinking what other people do with their bodies is anybody’s beeswax, and not uncritically accepting whatever moral panic the media tries to whip up, but wev. Fat is different! Obésité en France : une prévention inefficace ?

Source : flickr.com/fbellon Tandis que les campagnes de prévention de l’obésité en France se multiplient, les chiffres restent en croissance jugée alarmante par les autorités sanitaires. On peut donc se poser la question : les campagnes de prévention de l’obésité sont-elles utiles ? Pourquoi ne portent-elles pas les fruits escomptés ? Car le constat est bel et bien là, comme en témoigne la dernière étude ObEpi pour Roche : 15% des adultes français souffrent d’obésité – contre 34% de la population adulte aux Etats-Unis. WHAT'S MY EXCUSE? I'M GLAD YOU ASKED. By now, we've all seen the fitspiration mom of the year who "unknowingly" unleashed all kinds of fat shaming rage across the world.

The family photo of her toned body with her three children asks "Whats your excuse? "; perpetuating the ever present belief that anyone who doesn't currently have a Pinterest worthy body is this way because they lack willpower. Vêtements : est-il éthique que les femmes faisant du 34 aient 20 fois plus le choix ? Les femmes qui font du 34 ont un choix de vêtements vingt fois supérieur à la part de la population qu’elles représentent. Tentatives d’explication. Grâce à l’étude de 2006 réalisée sur plus de 10 000 personnes par l’Institut français du textile et de l’habillement (IFTH), nous connaissons pour la première fois depuis 1970 (date de la précédente et plus modeste étude), avec l’aide de la technologie du scanner 3D, les formes, la taille et le poids des Français.

Fatiguée du fatshaming. Je suis fatiguée. Epuisée. Je ressens une profonde lassitude. Oui bon, ok, tout ça, ça veut dire la même chose. Je le sais. Grossophobie : Je suis une imbaisable, et je ne suis plus désolée. Il y a quelques semaines, ma copine Anais est sortie faire un peu de shopping en centre ville. C'était une superbe journée, il faisait beau, les enfants riaient, les oiseaux chantaient, et les promeneurs nourrissaient généreusement les pigeons nécessiteux. Tout allait magnifiquement bien, jusqu'au coup fatal : le magasin de posters. Ha, la malheureuse! Elle s'est introduite dans cette boutique du démon sans se méfier le moins du monde, avant de se diriger avec insouciance vers... le rayon humour. *bruitage anxiogène* C'est à ce moment là que ses yeux se sont posés sur ceci : POUET POUET!

Ainsi fût entachée la belle journée d'Anaïs, qui une fois rentrée chez elle, fit partager sa "trouvaille" à ses copines de l'internet, dont je suis. Depuis, j'ai un peu repensé à la chose. J'aurais encore d'autres exemples à raconter, mais je vais me centrer sur ceux là, car ils ont en commun une donnée sur laquelle je voudrais me centrer : tous les trois sont des souvenirs qui datent d'avant mes dix ans. Grossophobie, same shit, different day. Je me réveille, en retard. Je monte sur mon scooter. 'Fat shaming' actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says. Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight – actually, a new study finds it does just the opposite.

People who felt discriminated against because of their weight were more likely to either become or stay obese, finds a new report published this week in the journal PLoS ONE.