Exercise, Fat, Media, Sweet Machine

Breaking news: Fat people are not permanently attached to couches

Remember Kate Dailey's extensive coverage of fat issues last week (aka the Newsweek fatsplosion), and her call for photos of fat people engaged in healthful activities? Well, the first round of pics are up in the Newsweek gallery, aptly titled Happy, Healthy, and Heavy. The introduction says, among other things: Are all fat people athletic? No.… Continue reading Breaking news: Fat people are not permanently attached to couches

Announcements, Exercise, Fashion, Fat, Intersectionality, Media, Politics

Read ‘Em

-Lauredhel: Fat acceptance and Oppression Olympics fail on The Gruen Transfer  An excellent elaboration of Rule 11, among other things. The critique of the panellists completely fails to connect this one simple fact: That arguing “you wouldn’t tell racist or homophobic jokes, so why tell fat jokes?” misses the point that people do tell racist and homophobic… Continue reading Read ‘Em

Exercise, Fat, Media, Pop Culture, Sweet Machine

Quick hits: The physical cost of beauty

Two more reminders of the cost of the ideal of the perfectly toned, perfectly thin body: 1. A Daily Mail reporter (I know, I know -- they're a thin-loving nightmare, but that also means that they publish a lot of articles that unintentionally reveal the cultural pressures behind that) works with Madonna's and Gwyneth Paltrow's… Continue reading Quick hits: The physical cost of beauty

Dieting/WLS, Exercise, Fashion, Fat, Food, Media

Quick Self-Promotion/Good Article

My sister-in-law just sent me this article that she first saw in the print version of The Toronto Star. She sent it because it mentions the blog, the book, and my Dear Oprah post (woo!), but I'm actually posting it because, holy cow, it's really good. Well, mostly. I think the "vanity sizing" detour is… Continue reading Quick Self-Promotion/Good Article

Exercise, Fat, Health at Every Size, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

From the Mailbag: Good News, Bad News

A Shapeling writes: I am a biologist attending a large, well respected conference on insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. All the experiments were well designed, good solid data, and a lot of it correlates EXACTLY with the message of your blog, like the factoid I gleaned that fully 25% of Coronary Artery Disease… Continue reading From the Mailbag: Good News, Bad News

Exercise, Fat, Health at Every Size, Media, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

Three to Four Hours a Day

Did y'all see this? Maybe you CAN blame being fat on your genes. But there's a way to overcome that family history — just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day. Seriously. Just exercise moderately for three to four hours a day, and you won't be fat! LIKE MAGIC.  The best part is where… Continue reading Three to Four Hours a Day