I Wonder/Cultivating Compassion

How, pray tell, does Linda presuppose to tell the sympathy-deserving fatties with the “genuine metabolic conditions” from the bad, awful, terrible fatties who “lack self control” and “aren’t trying hard enough?” Here’s the answer: SHE CAN’T! And neither can anyone else. Their answer to this problem seems to be “shame everybody,” when in reality they have no right to shame anybody. Other people’s bodies are none of their business.

Fierce, Freethinking Fatties


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Today, I have the honor of introducing our latest blogger: Jean Braithwaite. I made the executive decision to add Jean to our blogging ranks after we were reunited on Facebook nearly 15 years after she taught my favorite Creative Writing class at Mizzou. Jean has written a fat memoir and after today’s post I’m sure you’ll find my judgment is spot on.

Lots of people in the Fatosphere have already written to rebut or scold Linda Kelsey, so there’s no point in my doing that one more time. I want to take a slightly different angle. In today’s post on Never Diet Again UK, my hero Angela Meadows wonders about the average…

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