“Weight Loss Talk and Fat Shaming” – ℅ fatbodypolitics.com

I could care less how people feel about their body but the consistent need to be proud of weight loss and center discussion around it supports fat stigma because you are distancing yourself from fatness. You are conforming to a dominant social structure that supports thinness and most social situations are supportive of it. I have …

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Why fat and queer is a feminist issue – Bitch magazine

Conservatives blame the media-hyped "epidemic of obesity" on failures of individual will, while liberals point to McDonald's, high-calorie school lunches, and sedentary jobs. But it's unlikely that any of these factors is making us fat. After all, thin people watch television and eat fast food, too, and fat people have never been proven to consume …

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I was doing research for one of my passion projects and came across this article. Let them eat kale... It's hardly reasonable to demand that every woman who wishes to better her life be poor, or nonwhite, or in some other way representative of diversity in order to be taken seriously. But Eat, Pray, Love and its positioning …

The Shortlist for Best Documentary at the DGAs is Majority Female

One interesting, under-reported trend in modern cinema is the increasing prevalence of the female documentarian. Whereas the statistics for female directors in Hollywood at large are predictably depressing, with only three wide-release movies in 2013 directed or co-directed by a woman, women are quietly producing incredible work in the documentary sector. In my home country …

Why Gender Equity Should Still Be A Political Issue

Many of the following issues are sources of anxiety for feminists. Not just because of their distressing affect on people, but because they are consistently ignored and declared irrelevant or nonexistent in politics. This dismissal is one of the most common tools used to silence those who push for gender equity issues to be addressed. …

Is Feminism Dead?

If you’re going to read nothing further, perhaps because you think feminism is for angry man-haters so it’s better off dead anyways, or perhaps because you think gender equity is no longer an issue, then this question has a one-word answer: No. Feminism is not dead, thankyouverymuch. The backlash against feminism certainly isn’t dead either. …