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,…

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…

Michigan passes ‘rape insurance’ bill. So what are you going to do about it?

Abandon hope all ye who enter here: Michigan has created a new ring of hell and it is called “rape insurance.” Call this the nexus of reproductive rights and rape culture. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act passed yesterday by the Michigan Legislature bans all insurance plans from covering abortion unless the woman’s life is in…