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Open Thread: When It Comes to Dating, Do ‘Fat Girls’ Have A Harder Time?

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I’ve been meaning to pose this question ever since I read CeCe Olisa’s honest article, “No, My Boyfriend Isn’t “Settling” For A Plus-Size Girl.” In it, Olisa, who has chronicled the ups and downs of dating as a plus-size girl on her blog, had a...

My Body Is Wildly Undisciplined And I Deny Myself Nearly Everything I Desire

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“The Biggest Loser” is just one of the constant commercial reminders of what our bodies are and what they’re expected to be.

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...