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Check Out Gabourey Sidibe’s Flawless Shut Down of Her Twitter Critics

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Listen, Gabourey Sidibe ain’t got time for nobody’s fat shaming. And we love her for it! The actress’s star has continued to rise since she burst on the scene in Lee Daniels’ controversial 2009 film Precious. After playing the downtrodden teen, Sidibe has captivated audiences...

“She Think She Cute” And?

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“Hmph. She think she cute.” Yeah, and? I find that sentiment to be mind-boggling. It’s a phrase (uttered in various ways) which indicates that someone takes umbrage with the fact that some other human being finds herself attractive. This obnoxious phrase, bloated with low-esteem, came...

10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

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When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle. For those of us who eat our feelings or struggle with body image issues (so sadly, many of...

Open Thread: Do You Fat Talk?

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A few weeks ago, I decided to go dress shopping with a girlfriend. We were both in Nordstrom’s dressing room trying on the exact same dress. We’re both what people would probably consider ‘fat’. She’s short, and I’m tall and she’s a 14 and I’m...

UNPOPULAR OPINION: I’m Jealous Of Skinny Women Who Can Eat Anything (Or, At Least, More Than I Do)

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I wonder why skinny girls stuff their faces at Chipotle and still get to be skinny (yes, “get to be,” because skinny equals privilege in our world) and I count my 1,500 cals every day while being denied that privilege that the weight loss industry says should come from doing so.