fatphobia

Dietland: Not the Unproblematic Alternative to Insatiable It’s Made Out to Be

TW: Whorephobia, fatphobia, violence, weight loss surgery. Over 215,000 people have signed a petition to stop the release of Netflix’s new ‘comedy-drama’, Insatiable,  released today (10 August 2018). The series has been heavily criticised on social media as being fatphobic and fatmisic (‘misia’ meaning hate/hatred). The synopsis of the show is that …

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 …

Waitrose’s ‘Healthy Eating Specialists’ are a Recipe for Fatphobia

Waitrose have announced that they’re introducing ‘healthy eating specialists’ on the shop floors of their stores, who will provide ‘nutritional help’ to customers as they go about their shopping. This follows research conducted by the supermarket, where they found that around half of shoppers would say that they don’t feel …

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 …

Are CRUK Fat Shaming with Their Obesity Ad?

Discussing fat bodies in relation to health is a lot more complicated than some people seem to think. The body positive and plus-size community fight daily against a thin-centric media and society that not only tells us that we’re unhealthy, but we’re also morally wrong for being fat. The language and …