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Size and Prejudice —

January 23, 2015

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Serious Trigger Warning: Frank discussion of weight loss and weight loss surgery.

We’re coming up on our five-year anniversary here at Fierce, Freethinking Fatties and there’s one subject that I don’t think I’ve really ever talked about at length, oddly enough:  those people who are among the fattest of the fat.

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A “Big Fat Fabulous” new show on TLC

January 21, 2015

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Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss.

Body-positive shows starring fat people are far and few between, but amongst all the “New Year! New you!” crap there is one that might just be a welcome alternative to The Biggest Loser. Unfortunately, it’s airing on TLC, the channel of multiple births, over-the-top weddings and drama queens.

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To the trolls … suck it!

January 20, 2015

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Trigger warning: Fat hate and disability shaming.

General warning: Sarcasm against trolls

Between FFF and my own blog Adventures of a Part-Time Wheeler, I’ve gotten a few comments from trolls (at least one of whom doesn’t think they are … go me!).  I could probably ignore them, but my schedule has me busy enough that I feel like addressing the comments will at least shut my neurotic brain up on things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

My orange tabby Bela who tries to sleep away trolls

My orange tabby Bela who tries to sleep away trolls

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Suffering, Caretaking and Sacrifice

January 20, 2015

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Disclaimer: I am neither a psychologist, nor a mental health professional. The following is solely my personal opinion.

Are you a caretaker?

No? Doesn’t sound familiar?

What if I asked if you were a people-pleaser? Sound a bit closer to home? No?

Maybe this one might be closer to the mark: nice. Are you nice?

Yes! Yes, of course you are!

You’re nice. Super squishy, sugary, goody-good nice.

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‘Obesity Paradox’ Apparent in Heart Failure

January 19, 2015

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Trigger warning: Discussion of weight, health and weight loss.

Here’s another article for the “No shit, Sherlock” file: “‘Obesity Paradox’ Apparent in Heart Failure” (complete with the requisite headless fatty photo that just has to accompany any article about being fat). That “obesity paradox” they’re talking about is the fact that fat people don’t die as often as their thinner peers when they have heart problems.
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I’m not here for your thinspiration

January 13, 2015

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Trigger warning: Discussion of exercising.

Oh the campus gym … what an interesting place for people watching.

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Babies and Bathwater —

January 12, 2015

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Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss, weight loss surgery and diet talk.

Over the past five years, I’ve done a number of book reviews, both fiction and nonfiction. I’m not a huge fan of doing book reviews because once I agree to review a book and receive the review copy, I begin to feel a kind of pressure. Almost all the books I review are written with a Fat Acceptance (FA) or Health at Every Size® (HAES) perspective and, as such, I feel pressure to positively promote the work of my fellow writers.

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