Articles about 'fat'

Are fat people disabled?

The European Court of Human Justice has ruled that, in some circumstances, fat people will be able to use disability discrimination law to respond to discrimination. D H Kelly examines whether fat people can be described as disabled

D H Kelly // 19 December 2014

Categories: Blog

It’s Kellogg’s who should be shamed, not women

Lorna Wilson on why the latest Special K advert is just more of the same capitalist shaming of women

Guest Blogger // 24 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A battle I cannot win

Tara writes about the impact of fat shaming and discusses the intersection between feminism, fatness, diabetes and eating disorders

Tara // 27 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 8 January 2013

Categories: Blog

“Why does it hurt you if I don’t hate myself?”

Philippa shares a video of a woman responding to fat-hating trolls.

Philippa Willitts // 4 July 2012

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Shocked headline as fat disabled woman has fun

Philippa writes about the Daily Telegraph's sensationalised and humiliating coverage of a woman's appeal to have her social care reinstated.

Philippa Willitts // 17 February 2012

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Obligatory X Factor post

This year is the first time I’ve been sucked into The X Factor, and I’m going to come right out and admit it’s because I think Tulisa is, in the...

Laura // 9 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to the somewhat delayed weekly round-up and open thread (remind me not to attempt hideously difficult translations about tractor engines on a Monday afternoon!). Enjoy… Disclaimer: The weekly round-up...

Laura // 27 September 2011

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1 in 6 women would rather be blind than fat – so?

Philippa looks at the outrage expressed about a survey which showed that 1 in 6 women would rather be blind than obese, from a disability perspective.

Philippa Willitts // 6 May 2011

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Intrusive Questions

Philippa talks about inappropriate questions regarding her body and disability from strangers.

Philippa Willitts // 17 August 2010

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Being Fat

Philippa talks about how being fat is fine. Really fine.

Philippa Willitts // 10 August 2010

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Call for Submissions for a Fat Studies Anthology

A call for submissions for a Fat Studies anthology

Philippa Willitts // 30 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Resolve Not to Resolve

Philippa writes about girlcotting diets as new years resolutions.

Philippa Willitts // 1 January 2010

Categories: Blog

Subvertising on Facebook!

Today, I belatedly discovered an interesting project that my Facebook friend Corinna posted a link to a couple of days ago. Basically, Teresa of Teresacentric.com got so sick of complaining...

Holly Combe // 16 July 2008

Categories: Blog

Now Magazine’s BMI Blunder

For an example of how reports about celebrity weight loss can get the whole weight debate completely out of proportion, take a look at Now Magazine’s interview with Natalie Cassidy...

Holly Combe // 14 January 2008

Categories: Blog

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