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Why it’s time to dump diet resolutions

[Trigger Warning: fat-shaming, eating disorders, body image] On Christmas Day it was right there in my social media feed, like invasive annual weeds: Diet ads. To be fair, as an American woman in my 30s, the diet industry targets my social media feeds with some regularity. I hit several of their demographic markers: female, 30s,…

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The fat strikes back: On #fatmicroaggressions, Victoria’s Bullshit, and more

Trigger warning: body issues, eating disorders A few days ago a conversation about fat-shaming blew up all over twitter through the hashtag #fatmicroaggressions. And while a lot of times my twitter feed gets fractured along race lines — especially when it comes to feminist discussion — this particular conversation transcended, nay included, a broad spectrum…

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Feminist in a fat-shaming world

*Trigger warning: Eating disorders and body image For some reason I have not been able to escape the topic of body image and fat-shaming this week. Does the arrival of summer have us all on the collective edge? Does the change in seasons bring with it the baggage of eating disordered thinking and issues with…

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Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

Feminist Files: The sound and the fury

Honoring the Heroes: This Veteran’s Day let’s do more than lip-service and half-hearted thanks. Let’s work to help women in the military gain access to abortions through the Sheehan Amendment, which would give them the same access as federal employees. One in three military women have been sexually assaulted (compared with one in six civilian…