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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

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

URGENT! Fat Filmmaker Being Harassed by Haters

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
Lindsey Averill is in the process of co-creating the documentary “Fattitude:  A Body Positive Documentary” which the kickstarter page describes as “A feature-length documentary…

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fat Acceptance Fight, Part Three: F.A. Confidential

The Fat Acceptance Fight, Part Two: Too Fat, Didn’t Read, focused on the opinions of those who oppose Fat Acceptance, culled from +150 submissions I received based on a questionnaire … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Fat Acceptance Fight, Part 2: Too Fat, Didn’t Read

As I learned in The Fat Acceptance Fight, Part 1: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stonewalling, the mere idea that the opposing sides of the Fat … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fat Tropes: Stupidity

“Fat” has a lot of negative connotations: lazy, gluttonous, slothful, helpless, ugly. One of the worst, most damaging associations is the idea that fat people are stupid. This stereotype is … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Counter-productivity of Craigslist Revenge: How Jezebel got it wrong

Jezebel recently featured a Craigslist “missed connection” where a woman read the riot act to a man for making another woman cry on the subway by calling her fat. First, … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 4 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

Your comments answered!

Here at The Fat Word, we’ll get comments from time to time that warrant lengthy, thoughtful responses. Here’s one responding to Power, Privilege, and Fatness: No one is saying you … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Power, Privilege, and Fatness: Why thin shaming isn’t on the level of fat shaming

Greetings, fellow naturally thin-ish people. I’d say “thin people,” but most of us are a few years past the point that the angles on our face were perfect no matter … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 17 Comments

And with that, she fell down the Tweet-hole and was never seen again.

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March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reblog: The Tyranny of the “Normal”

Reblogged from Riots Not Diets Margitte Leah over at Riots Not Diets wrote a thoughtful, analytical essay of the bullshit of the BMI. It starts: A few years ago I … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jennifer Lawrence: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

First of all, Jennifer Lawrence is dynamite in every movie she does. She is lovely. She seems fairly intelligent. And then she goes to Barbara Walters and says this: Transcript: … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

Fattertainment: Body Shaming for Fun and Profit

In movies and on TV nowadays, you very rarely see people being made fun of at the expense of their race or gender. Sexual orientation is improving too, though decidedly … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 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

Dr. Oz’s Bottomless Bag of Body-Shaming

I could write an entire blog just discussing the douchebaggery of Dr. Oz. For those of you not acquainted with the wonders of daytime television, Dr. Mehmet Oz is a … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Literal Fat Shaming

Usually, when you think of fat shaming, you think of people making fun of fat people for being fat. Well Casey Chan over at Kinja has taken fat shaming to … Continue reading

February 6, 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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