Quick appeal: Stories of weight discrimination and health care

This thread contained a number of stories of Shapelings' experiences of discrimination from doctors - including stories of patients being directly and concretely physically harmed by a doctor's failure to diagnose something properly due to weight bias. Okay, so I feel like what I'm about to say is some kind of thick purée of every … Continue reading Quick appeal: Stories of weight discrimination and health care

Appeal: Examples of progressive religious people behaving badly (or goodly)

Shapelings, in a few weeks I'll be giving a public lecture at my new academic institution. In the lecture I plan on doing a theologically-inflected Fat Acceptance 101. Or perhaps it will be a Theology of Embodiment 101 with a big helping of Fat Acceptance. I don't know, because I haven't written it yet. But … Continue reading Appeal: Examples of progressive religious people behaving badly (or goodly)

An Urgent Message To Shapely Prose Readers

Your attention, please. From Fox News' Neil Cavuto (won't dignify it with a link), by way of Talking Points Memo, by way of Jezebel: Michael Karolchyk -- who started the Denver Anti-Gym for the purpose of "getting clients in shape for sex;" who included in said gym an extra-special super-secret sauna for clients below a … Continue reading An Urgent Message To Shapely Prose Readers