The Fat Word

Fat is not a four letter word.

The Slippery Slope of Quantifying Privilege

Normally, I don’t pay much attention to a pop-entertainment, pseudo-news site like Buzzfeed. This gem, however, has been popping up on my Facebook feed left and right over the last few days, with a title … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

5 Things Shiloh Doesn’t Hate: March Edition

Believe it or not, dear readers, but I don’t hate everything. There are certain things I am quite fond of, and I want to share some of them with you … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adventures on Reddit: How I discovered Hamplanets and lost part of my soul

This blog has pushed me out into the internet in a mean way — sink or swim — CONSUME ALL THE MEDIA. I noticed we were getting a lot of … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 23 Comments

Fat, Foxy Style — A Pinterest Roundup

Adorable animal clothing need not be relegated solely to the closets of cute, thin hipsters. Fat hipsters must also have access to such adorableness. We need not shy away from … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where are the fat Disney heroines?

An online petition exists, created by a high school junior in Virginia, asking Disney to feature a plus size heroine in one of their movies. Specifically, the petition mentions making … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

Skinny Pam Poovey: Can you hear the sound of my heart breaking?

I have a deep and enduring love for one Pam Poovey, a fictional cartoon character on an FX show called Archer. Let me give you a little background knowledge so that … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fat Girl’s Forever Alone Valentine’s Day Round-Up

“Valentine’s Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes.” – Liz Lemon A pretty, skinny woman and her handsome date go to dinner at … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Know Your Fat Meme — Anti-Joke Chicken

Today’s macro is a version of the Anti-Joke Chicken,  a meme that starts with a joke setup and then subverts the joke with a non-punchline. Some sample Anti-Joke Chicken macros … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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The Fat Word strives to bring the perspectives and life experiences of fat people into the main stream culture. Fat is Not a Four Letter Word.

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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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