Nike’s Plus Size Mannequins Uncover the Truth About Weight Stigma

A couple of years after introducing their plus size line, (which still has plenty of room to grow as it currently only goes up to 3x) Nike has added some plus size mannequins in their London Flagship store.  And fatphobes the world over (I’d say very likely the same ones who are constantly complaining that … Continue reading Nike’s Plus Size Mannequins Uncover the Truth About Weight Stigma

Public Health Without Weight Stigma

It’s become popular in recent years to act as if “public health” means making fat people’s health the public’s business, or at least that most public health messaging should include some kind of fat=bad element. Many people insist that it’s impossible to talk about public health without talking about body size.  I disagree.  I think … Continue reading Public Health Without Weight Stigma

When Someone Says “I Just Want to Get Back to the Weight I Was When I Felt Best”

I often hear from people who say something like “I just want to get back to the weight I was when I felt the best.” or “I know that when I’m a size x I’m healthier, my body is happiest at a size x.” When I ask them how they know that they will typically … Continue reading When Someone Says “I Just Want to Get Back to the Weight I Was When I Felt Best”

How Can You Ignore The Correlation Between Weight And Health?

This is one of the most common questions I get. The question goes something like: there is such a strong correlation between being higher weight and having health issues, how can you just dismiss that? Especially when so much of the research you point to is correlational in itself. The thing is, tt’s not about … Continue reading How Can You Ignore The Correlation Between Weight And Health?