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Maria Kang, 'fit Facebook mom' accused of fat-shaming with Facebook picture - Newsday

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... gone viral -- and global -- as media outlets from California to London have covered the controversy.
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They Called Her Fat, But It Was A Good Thing. Wow. -The Daily Positive

They Called Her Fat, But It Was A Good Thing. Wow. -The Daily Positive | BBW Life | Scoop.it
As the Father of a baby girl, I find it scary how the women in our culture often think of themselves. The hurtful thoughts and the distorted definition of beauty. This video is a shocking mirror into the hearts and minds of many women today. While women naturally possess the ability to be empathetic and …
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Redefining Body Image, Big Fat List of Myth-Defying Health Resources

Redefining Body Image, Big Fat List of Myth-Defying Health Resources | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Big Fat List of Myth-Defying Health Resources This is Redefining Body Image's go-to list of resources, articles, research, videos, etc. providing facts and information regarding health and body image,...
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Disney Slimmed Down An Iconic Figure, And Here’s Why That Was A Really Awful Thing To Do

Disney Slimmed Down An Iconic Figure, And Here’s Why That Was A Really Awful Thing To Do | BBW Life | Scoop.it
If you look at it from this perspective, an iconic Disney villain is really more of a hero.
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Knitting at Large

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For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.

Fat women have all kinds of narratives...

For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.<br/><br/>Fat women have all kinds of narratives... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Melissa McEwan: Fat Fashion (via tangerineadamantine) (Melissa McEwan: Fat Fashion (via tangerineadamantine) http://t.co/kTVTRom7bz)
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why i hate shopping for plus size clothes

why i hate shopping for plus size clothes | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Clothing designers: listen fatty, you clearly don't give a shit about yourself so why not wear this burlap sack (available in leopard print) with the word 'diva' across the front in glitter. that's good enough for you, fatty.
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Attacking Plus Size Shop Mannequins Isn't Going to Combat Obesity - Care2.com

Attacking Plus Size Shop Mannequins Isn't Going to Combat Obesity - Care2.com | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Attacking Plus Size Shop Mannequins Isn't Going to Combat Obesity Care2.com Britain's chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davis is in the headlines this month for her scathing attack on “plus sized” mannequins in stores and her comments that...
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Childhood obesity: Schools continue to send home "fat letters" - Examiner.com

Childhood obesity: Schools continue to send home "fat letters" - Examiner.com | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Examiner.com Childhood obesity: Schools continue to send home "fat letters" Examiner.com School children have so many things that bombard them each day, and some school district's decision to have children "weigh in" only makes matters worse for...
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Just what the kids need - more focus on their weight! Why not write it on their lockers and school books too. Make them wear a sign at school all day... oh, never mind, they don't need a sign to point out the obvious. Do they?

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Tweet from @CammyBoNelson

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RT @ashleymabile_: "@CammyBoNelson: Shit fat chicks tell slim girls http://t.co/m7E9mlIExP" lol fat girls are annoying
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I've never told another woman anything like that. Why do people need to attack large women? 

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I just wonder why I need bigger polka dots over the skinnier...

I just wonder why I need bigger polka dots over the skinnier... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
I just wonder why I need bigger polka dots over the skinnier version? 
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editor’s note: giant polka dots are slimming !!! i always wonder about really big features added to plus size clothing.
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How One Plus-Size Woman Is Changing The Way We See Beauty - Huffington Post

How One Plus-Size Woman Is Changing The Way We See Beauty - Huffington Post | BBW Life | Scoop.it
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Amani Terrell of Los Angeles, CA is creatively taking on the misconceptions of plus-size women.
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Large busted women find relief with cooling bras - Examiner.com

Large busted women find relief with cooling bras - Examiner.com | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Examiner.com Large busted women find relief with cooling bras Examiner.com Lane Bryant, a retailer catering to the needs of full-figured women, announced today, April 1, via its newsletter that it is now selling cooling bras made from breathable...
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If a bra actually had support this wouldn't be a problem. I wore one of my better bras today. It rides halfway up my back and doesn't do much in front then but it's cotton and doesn't have an underwire poking at me. 

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Plus-Size At 135 Pounds? One Model's Story - TLC : New Now

Plus-Size At 135 Pounds? One Model's Story - TLC : New Now | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Madeline Hill It's New York Fashion Week right now, which seems like a fitting time to be reminded that as much as we love fashion, clothes, and all things designer, the fahion industry still promotes rather unrealistic images of women.
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Men Have Eating Disorders Too---And Often Can’t Talk About Them -

Men Have Eating Disorders Too---And Often Can’t Talk About Them - | BBW Life | Scoop.it
The widespread perception that only women suffer from eating disorders has ill-effects on men who also suffer from problems such as anorexia and bulimia.
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Disney Villains: Ursula Gets Slimmed Down For The New 'Designer Collection'

Disney Villains: Ursula Gets Slimmed Down For The New 'Designer Collection' | BBW Life | Scoop.it
It seems that Ursula, Ariel's nemesis in "The Little Mermaid," has lost her curves. The once full-figured character has been transformed into a much smaller version of herself for a new Disney Villains Designer Collection of figurines and beauty products.
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Every woman has to be a Barbie. 

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How to Read a Nutrition Label from PC Blue Menu

How to Read a Nutrition Label from PC Blue Menu | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Steps to take to read a nutrition label. Use the nutrition facts table along with any additional health claims to make informed choices.
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Hi. So, um, I noticed you post a lot of sexy fat women. I've been having a crisis of confidence in regards to my weight, and I was just wondering what about them do you find attractive? I like sex,...

Hi. So, um, I noticed you post a lot of sexy fat women. I've been having a crisis of confidence in regards to my weight, and I was just wondering what about them do you find attractive? I like sex,... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Anonymous asked: Hi. So, um, I noticed you post a lot of sexy fat women. I've been having a crisis of confidence in regards to my weight, and I was just wondering what about them do you find... (Anonymous asked: Hi.
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Feminist Victimhood

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The Other McCain Hey, Stop Raping Fat Chicks! This public service announcement should not be necessary, but unfortunately there seems to be some confusion on the subject: Rape culture is prevalent,...
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'Drop Dead Diva's Final Season Marks the End of An Era in the Fat Liberation ... - Bustle

'Drop Dead Diva's Final Season Marks the End of An Era in the Fat Liberation ...
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There are few women in the lexicon of female television characters that can be considered a legitimate representation, or even a mirage, of women of size.
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I'm looking forward to watching Drop Dead Diva on Netflix. Not all the seasons are up yet so I'm waiting for them to catch up. 

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'So fat, my organs almost collapsed' 27-stone woman was so large ...

'So fat, my organs almost collapsed' 27-stone woman was so large ... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
SLIMLINE Louise Watson lost 17 stone after she became so large she found herself wedged in a caravan shower cubicle on holiday.
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Why eating like a cavewoman really is the best way to lose weight

Why eating like a cavewoman really is the best way to lose weight | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Cambridge scientists say women who ate a paleolithic diet - centered around berries, veg and lean meat - lost twice as much body fat in the first six months.
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Return of the Fatkini!

Return of the Fatkini! | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Plus-size trendsetter Gabi Gregg has finally launched a second collection for Swimsuits For All today, filled with retro-style bikinis, tankinis, and maillot styles that come in brightly-colored prints.
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Plus-Size Woman Strips Down To Bikini And Struts Down Hollywood Blvd. To ... - Madame Noire

Plus-Size Woman Strips Down To Bikini And Struts Down Hollywood Blvd. To ... - Madame Noire | BBW Life | Scoop.it
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If I am depressed and overweight and I see her running down the street, I would be so embarrassed and say “Do I really look like that”.
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Plus size women INVEST in proper shapewear.

fortysixjay: athickgirlscloset: Shapewear is sooooo important for plus size women, well women in general. I personally always have on some sort of shapewear regardless if I’m in jeans or a dress. It’s not about “hiding fat” or fat shaming ( I hate...
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Sorry... I don't want to feel crammed into my clothes. I'm not going to spend money on the modern girdle so I can play nice with outlandish expectations of what a woman's body should be. 

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Radio host in tearful apology after fat swipes at women - Gympie Times

Radio host in tearful apology after fat swipes at women - Gympie Times | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Stuff.co.nz Radio host in tearful apology after fat swipes at women Gympie Times NEWSTALK ZB journalist Rachel Smalley has today issued a tearful apology after calling New Zealand women "heifers" and "lardos" while thinking her microphone was off...
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Funny that her comment was about the weight rather than something about sluts sleeping around and needing a morning after pill. I'm not saying they are sluts. But, negative comments could have been about something other than the size of the women - yet that was what her first thought was. Makes me doubt the sincerity of her apology. Still, better that she did give one. 

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