Lifestyle

Ways I Have Called Myself Fat

Eat the Doughnut is a bi-monthly column by Becki Jayne Crossley, discussing body positivity, fatphobia in society and the media, and current events relating to the two! Content warning: this column will regularly discuss fatphobic comments, actions and ideas. – When I was a child, I called myself fat. I didn’t really …

H&M’s “Small Victory”, But Only If You Already Wear ‘Regular’ Sizes

Eat the Doughnut is a bi-monthly column by Becki Jayne Crossley, discussing body positivity, fatphobia in society and the media, and current events relating to the two! Content warning: this column will regularly discuss fatphobia comments, actions and ideas. — As a plus-size woman, clothes shopping can be something of …

Will the Zombie Apocalypse be a Feminist Utopia?

I’ve been trying to work out for a long time why I am so attracted to the idea of a zombie apocalypse. I’m the sort of girl who stands in line at the supermarket checking out all the escape routes.  Which aisles have the best ‘apocalypse-friendly’ food products.  Whether the …

Cruelty Free: One Step at a Time

A little under three years ago, I pledged that the only cruelty involved in my make up bag would be the tweezers I use to pluck my eyebrows (OUCH!) I even ditched the eyelash curlers, because, let’s face it, those things are f*cking terrifying. See, I started taking make up …

How We Learn Fatphobia

It’s widely acknowledged that the media has a problem with fat people. Whether they’re the butt of the joke, the gluttonous villain or the undesirable ‘before’, fat bodies are rarely presented in film, television or print in a positive light. It’s understandable then, when bombarded with these fatphobic messages in …

The Gender Pay Gap: A Beginners Guide

Despite overwhelming evidence and collected data, there are still those that call the Gender Pay Gap a myth, or else have some explanation or other to justify the difference between what men are paid and what women are paid. But as companies are required to be more transparent about what …

She’s a Perfect Ten, but She Wears a Twelve

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of clothing size, weight and weight loss, as well as eating disorders. — I used to be a UK size 24. I wouldn’t admit that this was my actual size. If a 22 didn’t fit I would throw a tantrum, gather up my belongings …