The Shame of Fat-Shaming

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By Sayantani DasGupta at The Weeklings The patient is large. Very large. At more than 600 pounds, he is a mountain of flesh.  “My stomach hurts,” he says, his voice surprisingly high and childlike. The other day, a colleague brought to my attention an essay from The Washington Post called “A morbidly obese patient tests … [Read more...]

If You’re Fat, Your Paycheck Might Not Be

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By Ashley-Michelle Papon When it comes to cultural and social inequalities between men and women, the wage gap is one of the most widely accepted yet paradoxically ignored aspects of the gendered disparity. For over 30 years, equal pay has been the law of the land, though numerous independent studies have established that … [Read more...]

Size and Sardine Packed Southwest Airlines

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By Pia Guerrero, Co-Founder/Editor I hate traveling on Southwest Airlines. In addition to the inescapable thought that the plane is dirty, I can't help feeling like a piece of meat jammed into a cage with a bunch of others waiting for our imminent doom. I can't recline comfortably without worrying I'm slamming the person behind … [Read more...]

NYTimes Writer Barely Apologizes for her Discriminatory Remarks Against Fat People

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You know size discrimination is alive and well when the editors at The New York Times allow a writer to pen hateful remarks aimed at plus sized people and stores that carry larger sizes, like JCPenny.   Posted on Stylelist.com by Lesley Kennedy Style scribe Cintra Wilson didn't tiptoe around her severe … [Read more...]