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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 2, 2020

January 3 - January 31, 2020

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Articles & Blogs

When Clothing is More than Fashion

by Your Fat Friend


“Even now, access to clothing remains needlessly challenging. According to one retail analytics firm...If you wear a size 14 or under, you have over 43 times as many clothing options as I do.”


https://medium.com/@thefatshadow/when-clothing-is-more-than-fashion...

 

Talking of Fat Rights, Is Your Citation Ethical?

by Lucy Aphramor


“It simply isn’t ethical to sacrifice people to a research agenda. Too many fat people have been and are still being misused in the name of health and publications and PhDs.”


https://medium.com/@lucy.aphramor/talking-of-fat-people-is-your-citation-ethical...

 

'The Biggest Loser' is back on TV. Get ready for ramped-up fat-shaming and dangerous diets.

by Kate Bernyk


“When I joined the show, I was like most other people: I was spoon-fed this myth my entire life that being thin meant you were healthier...Then I went through the whole process of the show and discovered the techniques they gave me to be thinner. I realized how sick, how physically ill they made me. That connection between thin and healthy was broken for me."


https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/biggest-loser-back-tv-get-ready-ramped-fat-shaming-dangerous...

 

What we haven't learned from Belle Gibson

by Kasey Edwards


“chasing quick and easy fixes to complex problems — no matter how much money you throw at it or how slick the production values — can be a path to even greater pain and heartbreak”


https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/what-we-haven-t-learned-from-belle-gibson...

 

Shrill Season 2 Gets to the Mother of All Food Stigmas

by Whitney Friedlander


“I think we have to educate parents … [that] some people think that weight is something you have control over and so much of it is genetic and not in our control … and that bodies naturally come in all sizes and that [being] fat is not so bad. We have to make it safe for people to be fat.”


https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2020/01/shrill-season-2-hulu...

 

Who are you calling diseased?

by Oli Williams, Amelia Morris & Fiona Quigley


“One of the biggest problems within media coverage of debates about...fatness is that the philosophies and motives behind various arguments are taken out of context and sensationalised.”


CW: discussion of stigma-enacting media from various perspectives including weight-centric, and use, in places, of stigmatising terms (irony alert!)


https://www.cost-ofliving.net/who-are-you-calling-diseased...

 

'Intuitive eating' is on the rise, and experts say it's because people are fed up with diet culture

by Gabby Landsverk


“You can't really re-approach nutrition in a kind and gentle way without breaking down...ideas about diet culture”