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.
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?”
Welcome, fellow explorers of the ever-evolving topic of fatness! Today, we’re thinking about and responding to the thought-provoking podcast episode titled “Why do I use the word Fat?” from the lovely Nicola Salmon of “Fat and Fertile.” In this episode, the host candidly shares their personal and professional reasons for using the word “fat” – a term often laden with stigma and misunderstanding. So let’s unpack their insights, and explore the power of language and its ability to reclaim and remold the word fat.
Hello there, beautiful souls! Today, let’s dive into a topic that’s close to my heart and often left unaddressed: the incredible journey of pregnancy for fat folks! Yes, you heard that right! We’re here to celebrate the beauty, strength, and resilience of every body, because guess what? Being fat and fearless during pregnancy is something to be embraced and cherished. So, grab a cup of tea, get comfy, and let’s explore how we can address weight stigma while embarking on your journey to parenthood.