Nike enlisted as allies to the glory of obesity, or: Fat People Are Entitled To Clothes Too

I’m back! After a couple of weeks of being locked out of my WordPress due to an update issue a couple of dear friends have helped to get me back in. Aside from having to deal with a hacked blog post, I’m back. With that in mind I do have a couple of posts lined […]

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Skinny shaming or: not everyone cares about your diet, Mandy.

There’s been an article floating around my various social media feeds that I wanted to address.“I was skinny shamed by fat friends!” declares Mandy Appleyard as she tells us that after losing her menopausal weight that she was “shamed” by her friends. Mandy’s definition of ‘shaming’ meaning:“You’re such a skinny-minny, you don’t need to lose […]

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Obesity: the real cost could be your life.

I had the displeasure of trawling through celebrity choreographer and Loose Women panellist Arlene Phillips twitter after she posted a hashtag she was trying to trend: #fitnotfat. The usual apologetic diatribe you’d expect from someone telling fat people to “close their mouths” and “pick up a skipping rope.” Naturally, my heckles went up and I […]

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