It’s Fat Talk Free Week

You know fat talk: I'm so fat. Do I look fat in this? You look great!  Have you lost weight?   All variations on the same theme — concern over body size that would be better focused on how we feel or  our purpose in life or whatever is truly meaningful to the individual.  Delta […]

It Happened This Week: Fat Prejudice, Bathing Suit Season, Talking to Our Kids & Intrinsic Exercise

The internet is buzzing these days with talk of fat acceptance.  It’s not a well-understood concept from a lot of perspectives, and perhaps one of the least understood is the impact of fat prejudice on the lives of those who society views as less than acceptable.  Harriet Brown enlightened a lot of people this week […]

Weighing In: Overcoming Fat Prejudice

Fat prejudice cuts across all races, socio-economic levels, and genders (although women face far more fat discrimination in general).  Overweight people are often subject to public ridicule, but there are more insidious, subtle, and illegal forms as well, especially when it occurs in the workplace. "Body mass significantly decreases women's family income," a study by […]