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Tag Archive: weight

Dec 17 2013

Some Evidence Against Shame and Stigma as Weight Loss Motivators

The interaction between perceived weight and article type.

[Content note: weight/size stigma and discrimination] It is considered self-evident by plenty of people that shaming fat people for being fat gets them to stop being fat. That’s why a common reaction to body/fat positivity campaigns is that they’re going to make people think it’s “okay” to be fat. As opposed to…not okay. However, even …

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Mar 26 2013

All These Years I Thought I Was Just Lazy

[Content note: eating disorders/weight loss stuff] My arms are on fire. When I woke up this morning I felt the burn immediately. I’ve been stretching and moving them around all day, simultaneously wincing and savoring the feeling because it tells me that I’m getting stronger. I’m on spring break right now and have been taking …

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Jul 20 2012

Surprise! Elle Magazine Editor Doesn't Really Care About Eating Disorders

Confession: sometimes I read women’s magazines. They’re fun to make critique and laugh at. This time, though, I didn’t even get past the magazine’s front matter before finding something objectionable. In her opening letter for Elle magazine’s August issue, Editor-in-Chief Roberta Myers discusses the recent legislation in the U.K. that would require digitally altered photographs …

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Jan 11 2012

"If You're Fat, Then What Am I?"

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about body image and eating disorders. I can’t even begin to address all of them here. But there’s one I’ve been thinking about lately–that problems with body image are caused solely by comparing yourself to unrealistic standards, and can be solved by simply comparing yourself to the …

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Dec 17 2011

I Love My Body

[TMI Warning] I’m going to say something women aren’t supposed to say–I love my body. My favorite part of my body are my shoulders. I’m not entirely sure why; it’s an irrational feeling. During the summer I like to show them off as much as possible with halter-top shirts and dresses. I also love my …

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Jul 25 2011

Leggings Are Pants, End of Story

[TMI Warning] Since most of the people who read this probably know me in person, I can probably assume that you, my reader, know how I look. Specifically, you may have noticed that I’m curvy. And when I say curvy, I’m not using that as a euphemism for “fat,” because that’s not what I am. …

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