THIS WEEK IN FATNESS…
- Michelle talks about listening to your body and finding fullness.
- What I like about Natalie‘s outfit post is the self-reflective discussion about her (dis)comfort in ‘showing off.’
- bronwenofhindscroft looks at the way in which a study about the relationship between chocolate and BMIs was discussed in the reporting of the results.
- Dr. Patty Thomas tries to set up a foundation for discussions about diversity in the fat acceptance movement.
- Ragen explains why “Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine” is a misnomer and suggests emailing them to explain why their fat shaming ad is irresponsible. (Details at the bottom of the post)
- Dr. Patty Thomas relays a request for interviews with people who have been told they are “pre-diabetic.”
…In the News
- Lesley discusses food hoarding over at XOJane. [warning: there's eating disorder talk]
- The Well-Rounded Mama discusses a study done with twins which reinforces the idea that dieting can make you fatter.
- Virginia Sole-Smith asks whether last week’s Vogue article about a woman forcing her 7-year-old to go on a diet reveals our fears about health or beauty.
…In the Spotlight
This week’s highlighted site is Fit Fatties, a site which is focused on creating a safe space for fat people who are interested in discussing fitness. According to the site’s description, “people of all sizes, ages, abilities, and activities have a place here.”
Sound like your kind of thing? Then check it out.
Please, email us your links, suggestions and feedback!