The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The word “obese” carries weight – both literally and metaphorically – in discussions surrounding body size and health. But what is the history of this term, and how has its meaning evolved over time? From its ancient origins to modern perceptions, the journey of “obese” reflects broader societal attitudes towards weight and body image.

Oprah Pursues Weight Loss Medication | The Weight of Influence

Oprah Pursues Weight Loss Medication | The Weight of Influence

Oprah Winfry is one of the most influential and well known celebrities, who also happens to be one of the most publicly scrutinized. We are going to look at Oprah’s journey of public criticism of her weight and how the media has played a huge role in it. We’ll explore Oprah’s recent decision that has stirred up conversations across the globe: her choice to embark on a weight loss medication regimen.

The Flawed Arguments Against Fat Liberation

The Flawed Arguments Against Fat Liberation

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.

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