Topic: fat-shaming

Fining Parents For Having Obese Children Will Solve Exactly Zero Problems

Fining Parents For Having Obese Children Will Solve Exactly Zero Problems

If the government wants to work to lower rates of childhood obesity, there’s a lot of ways to tackle the problem: fighting food scarcity, raising minimum wages, offering opportunities for exercise and fitness at school. Conversely, if they’re not really interested in solving the problem at all, they could start charging parents a fine for having obese kids. More »

Woman Who Gained No Weight In Pregnancy Thinks Women Who Do Are Disgusting Fatties

Woman Who Gained No Weight In Pregnancy Thinks Women Who Do Are Disgusting Fatties

I love it when women are happy about the way they look. There are way too many of us who are overly critical of ourselves, so hearing a woman who has pride in her appearance is nice. For a minute. Then she opens her mouth and you realize she is an awful, fat-shaming jerk. And you no longer care about her self-esteem. At least that’s the reaction I had when I read a few words from a post one woman wrote for the Daily Mail today. More »

Disney Finally Gets The Message That Parents Don’t Love It When Their Kids Are Fat-Shamed

Disney Finally Gets The Message That Parents Don't Love It When Their Kids Are Fat-Shamed

I’m all for constructing positive, healthy role models for kids. I just don’t think we need to be fat-shaming them in the process. Disney’s Epcot Center, in a collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield, launched an interactive educational attraction called “Habit Heroes” last spring. What was meant to inspire kids to be healthy ended up just making kids feel pretty awful and pissing off their parents. More »