Fatphobia on the Internet

Some people just really have no life. It’s shameful and sad that anyone could devote that much energy to hate.

Fierce, Freethinking Fatties

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Trigger warning: Discussion of fatphobic trolls.

This is the third and final guest post by Dow Jones, our latest blogging candidate. You can read the first two here and here. Then you can vote on her inclusion here.

It is no secret that fat hatred and fatphobia are prevalent in society and online. In my last blog post, “The Religion of Weight Loss,” I discussed the evangelical approach undertaken by trolls on the Twitter hashtag #notyourgoodfatty. Here, I will be discussing the broader aspect of fatphobia as seen throughout the internet and how it reflects society’s attitude against fat folks, as seen on sites like Youtube, Facebook, reddit and any news article or message boards where obesity is being discussed.

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