In a recent article, Jason Rantz (a host on a conservative talk radio show) takes aim at the “Fat Con” conference that just occurred in Seattle this last weekend, branding it as supporting a dangerous and backward movement.
While Jason attempts to criticize the fat liberation movement, his arguments are riddled with misinformation, flawed assumptions, and the tired attempts of straight sized white men to shame and judge fat women.
Fatphobia, or the discrimination and prejudice against individuals based on their body size, is a pervasive issue in our society. To fully understand and combat this problem, it’s essential to explore the historical context in which fatphobia has its roots. This blog post will delve into the historical evolution of weight discrimination and the societal factors that contributed to its prevalence.
The worlds of fitness and wellness have long been associated with a narrow and unrealistic standard of beauty. However, as society evolves and becomes more inclusive, the concept of body diversity in these fields is gaining recognition (yay!). It’s time to break free from the constraints of one-size-fits-all beauty ideals and embrace the idea that health and movement are for everyone, regardless of body size or shape. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of body diversity in fitness and wellness, and how it’s helping redefine health and movement for the better.
In today’s world, where inclusivity and acceptance are becoming increasingly important, it’s disheartening to see that anti-fat bias still persists in many areas of society, including healthcare. This bias can be especially challenging for fat parents, who not only face discrimination themselves but also have to navigate judgment and unsolicited comments about their bodies and parenting skills in addition to their children’s bodies.
In early 2023, Kelly Osbourne and her boyfriend, Sid Wilson, welcomed their first child. While this should have been a joyous and celebratory time, Kelly chose to keep her pregnancy away from the public eye. The reasons for her decision became clear when, on August 1st, she posted new photos of herself on Instagram. One comment caught everyone’s attention: “I never saw a pregnant picture of you. Did you hire a surrogate?”