So, the good (I guess) news is that the word “fatosphere” made it into Wired‘s “Jargon Watch” last week. The bad news is, here’s how they defined it:
Fatosphere n. A blogosphere of the obese, by the obese, for the obese. Often designated “no-diet zones,” fatosphere blogs seek to counter medical claims that obesity is a health epidemic.
Mmkay. I suppose “A bunch of blogs our factcheckers have never so much as glanced at” wasn’t as catchy.
Over at BFB, commenter Richie79 offers this alternate definition:
A loosely interconnected network of individual blogs, homepages and activism sites conceived with the purpose of countering weight-based discrimination through challenging social and medical misconceptions about fat people.
I like that one a lot better. What do you guys think? What’s your definition of the “fatosphere”?