Dealing with Body Shaming at the Doctor's Office- A video response by Gorda Poretsky who is a certified health coach who was answering a viewer question that wanted to know how to stop criticizing fat women and to find fat more attractive. Gorda says an approach to find fat more attractive is to recognize the cultural pressure of being fat in our society. She suggests to view art exemplifying curvier women and to just begin to touch and regard yourself with love. - Gorda Poretsky, 10/13/2013
Calorie Police Patrol Supermarket Aisles -What Would You Do stages scene in which woman disparages overweight woman for buying junk food in supermarket to see how customers will respond. - Eric Hanan, 11/6/2013
Teasing Kids About Their Weight May Make Them Gain More - School can be tough on kids who have overweight or obesity. They're often cruelly teased and bullied. And this type of bullying may lead to long-term consequences, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatric Obesity. - Susie Neilson, 05/30/2019
Fat Shamed to Death - An article that deals with the excerpts from the letter of a a self-described “overweight, Black woman in her late 30s”. - For Harriet, 04/02/2014
Being called 'fat' may increase obesity risk for girls - This article is about a new research from the University of California Los Angeles that suggests that if a girl is called "fat" by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher at age 10, they are more likely to be obese in their late teens.
Reflections On Thin Privilege and Responsibility - The article goes over the authors privileges she has gained over the years because of her thin frame. She goes into how these social constraints of thinking have caused wight to justify ones value. It has become a source of discrimination as big as gender and race. Then it goes into further detail on the pressures of being and staying thin. It ends with how you can break these social boundaries by being more accepting. - Linda Bacon, 2010
The Demise of Average: The Rise of Large - I saw the image on the right on Pinterest and pinned it to my Weight Loss board. I wanted to laugh out loud when I saw the pin, but I refrained because the truth is that it’s just not that funny.
This is Thin Privilege - It is a blog that contains short passages on different examples of how they have been affected by thin privilege or how they've experienced the privilege themselves - A combination of multiple authors/bloggers
Confessions of a Minority Darling- "CBS anchor Julie Chen got slammed for her decision to have plastic surgery to look less ‘Asian,’ but many minorities have felt pressure to succeed by making sure to fit in." - Helen Wan, 9/17/2013
'What's your excuse?': Fit mother's Facebook post ignites controversy - Maria Kang posts a picture of herself in a sports bra and workout shorts newt to her three children. She titles the image with "What's your excuse?" The image gets thousands of notes and responses ranging from people who took this image offensively or defending Maria Kang for posting the picture. - FoxNews, 10/16/2013