The Fat Word

Fat is not a four letter word.

Make me some science I can’t refuse

Originally posted on Eathropology:
In case you missed it, in a recent article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled Overstatement of Results in the Nutrition and Obesity…

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fat America: Profiting off the Majority-Minority

A fundamental pillar of body diversity activism is the concept that fat people are a persecuted minority in this country. Statistically, people classified as “overweight” actually make up over two-thirds … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jokey the Beagle goes on a Diet

Jokey the Beagle was big. Jokey the Beagle was fat. The vet said that Jokey was too big and too fat. Jokey needed to go on a diet.

August 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Don’t worry readers! We haven’t forgotten you!

The Fat Word has been on a temporary hiatus to investigate new ways to garner support for the cause through cross promotion and public speaking. In the meantime, stay tuned … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to know if you’re a Men’s Rights Activist

I generally consider Facebook to be a fairly neutral place for internet discussion. It’s not a magical, fluffy land of Charlie Day GIFs and body-pos posts of girls in crop … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 12 Comments

Growing Straw Men in a Field of False Equivalence: Conflating HAES with Fat Acceptance

The fat acceptance debate is one fraught with logical fallacies. People who don’t support fat acceptance cite a variety of reasons. Fat is ugly. Being fat can’t be healthy. Fat … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Acceptance Gap: Partners

Continued from The Acceptance Gap: Friends Definition of THE ACCEPTANCE GAP When personal and familial duties coexist with a lack of understanding and acceptance of who someone is as a person. This … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Acceptance Gap: Friends

Continued from The Acceptance Gap: Families Definition of THE ACCEPTANCE GAP When personal and familial duties coexist with a lack of understanding and acceptance of who someone is as a person. … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Acceptance Gap: Families

Some of you may be familiar with our recent anonymous poll asking one question: Describe an experience or conflict where someone close to you didn’t support/understand the fat acceptance/body positivity … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Burn the Underpants: What happens when those you love don’t understand fat acceptance?

A lot of us have come into conflict with others close to us who just don’t understand the fat acceptance and body positivity movements. Some of our loved ones openly … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tearin’ up the Comments Section

So many people don’t read the comments. They want to stay out of the way, or don’t think they need to weigh in on important issues that impact everyone. That … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Louis CK, I Love You With All of My Big Fat Heart

My husband left me a message last night because he knew I was getting up before him, telling me to watch the new episode of Louie because it was written … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Reliably, Dr. Douchebag Keeps on Douching

While standing in line at Fred Meyer this weekend, I made the common mistake of looking around. As my eyes scanned the impulse magazine stand, I saw something that gave me the … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

21 Reasons Every Plus Size Girl Should Try A Forever21 Fatkini

Originally posted on rhapsoDani:
Ok, so we all know that I am a thrift store whore, but certain things I don’t believe in thrifting and swimsuits is on that list.…

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Every Body is Flawless

Gabi Gregg, Tess Munster, and Nadia Aboulhosn, I love you with the fire of a thousand suns. Your homage to Beyoncé’s “Flawless” video is the best thing I’ve seen in a month. … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spring Fatshion: The Denim Shirtdress

My favorite trend for Spring is the denim shirtdress. Dress it up or down. Wear it with boots, sneakers, flats, and sandals. It looks great with scarves, jackets, and cardigans when it … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rompers, Judgment, and Hypocrisy: Wear Whatever the Hell You Want

I used to be very judgmental of women for what they wore: You’re dressing too young. You aren’t a little girl. You don’t look professional. No one will take you … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

My Ass is Not a Microaggression

Due to unforeseen car trouble, I have been riding the bus all week to and from my various jobs. On the way home yesterday, I found myself a seat on … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

3 Reasons it’s Hard to be a Fatty on the Move

Contrary to popular belief, many fat people are physically active, and enjoy sports, dance, yoga, Pilates, and other forms of exercise. I like canoeing, and ballet, and walking around the … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

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The Fat Word supports fat activism, body positivity, and social justice movements worldwide. Inclusivity is paramount. We struggle together, we fight together. The Fat Word is a place for open discussion. We have two rules only. You disparage another person for their appearance and you're gone. All other topics are open for discussion at the moderators discretion. As long as you follow the rules of civil, logical debate, you'll be fine. Straw men are not welcome here, nor are concern trolls. If you have genuine questions about the fat acceptance movement, you're in the right place. If you seek to sow dissent, move along.
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