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Culture, The Exhibitionist Santa the Hutt: Fat Joke Isn't Jolly

Santa the Hutt: Fat Joke Isn't Jolly

Yes, Virginia, there is a fat Santa joke on Valencia Street. And it doesn't bring good cheer. It's in a shop that won't be identified here: No publicity under the tree for naughty shopkeepers. Their seasonal window display is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Weight of the Nation</i> Serves Up More Fat-Shaming

Weight of the Nation Serves Up More Fat-Shaming

Today our nation relapses into what might be our worst case of fat fearmongering yet. The current source of our infection with pseudoscientific sensationalism is something called Weight of the Nation, a highly contagious conference/book/series/website onslaught backed by the U.S.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Disney's War on Fat Kids: Why Is It Trying to Be the <i>Hate</i>iest and Unhealthiest Place on Earth?

Disney's War on Fat Kids: Why Is It Trying to Be the Hateiest and Unhealthiest Place on Earth?

Visitors to the Habit Heroes exhibit at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center walk into Will Powers Gym, where they respond to a Snack Attack ("It's food fight time!") by shooting broccoli at sugary foods and doing high kicks to force…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Things to Do in 2012 That Aren't <br>Radical Weight-Loss Surgery

Five Things to Do in 2012 That Aren't
Radical Weight-Loss Surgery

An acquaintance traveled to Los Angeles recently and saw the ubiquitous 1-800-GET-THIN billboards. "It was like, 'Welcome to LA ... You're fat!'" said Jennifer Yendes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took note of the notorious billboards in early December.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ridiculous Weight-Loss Procedures From a Soviet Textbook (pics)

Ridiculous Weight-Loss Procedures From a Soviet Textbook (pics)

A lot of us believe that the wealthiest .01 percent of people are conducting class warfare on the human species. Have you noticed that ass warfare (keeping us all worried about our weight) is a big part of their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fatdance for Fat Positivity with the Phat Fly Girls: What a Feeling!

Fatdance for Fat Positivity with the Phat Fly Girls: What a Feeling!

If you're like most people, your closest brush with fat dance has been watching some of the contestants on Dancing with the Stars, who certainly demonstrate talent and showmanship. But they're hardly ambassadors for fat pride and they'll never come…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Telling Kids "Don't Be Fat!" Is a High-Risk Message

Telling Kids "Don't Be Fat!" Is a High-Risk Message

Trigger warning: bullying, teen suicide, eating disorders. The school year has started, which means it's bullying season again for fat children and teens. Fat children in grade school are 63 percent more likely to be teased, according to a 2010…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Let's Look at Society's Love/Hate Relationship with Fat People

Let's Look at Society's Love/Hate Relationship with Fat People

There's some debate about whether the opposite of love is hate or disinterest. Fat people rarely enjoy public disinterest. We are, nonetheless, targets of strongly felt and self-contradictory attentions. Is it love/hate or something else? For example: Why did a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Life After Lap-Band Surgery: It's Complicated

Life After Lap-Band Surgery: It's Complicated

This is the second of a two-part commentary on the surgical procedure used to promote weight loss known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, or lap band. Read the first part here. -- Eds. Surgical procedures designed to help people lose…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lap-Band Surgery Is Easier Than Ever -- and That's Dangerous

Lap-Band Surgery Is Easier Than Ever -- and That's Dangerous

This is the first of a two-part commentary on the surgical procedure used to promote weight loss known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, or lap band. -- Eds. I had a bad dream the other night. In the dream world,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Foster Care for Fat Children? Gastric Bypass Surgery? Two Wrongs Call for a Fight

Foster Care for Fat Children? Gastric Bypass Surgery? Two Wrongs Call for a Fight

Last week, major news outlets seemed pleased to report that a Harvard public health expert wants Child Protective Services officials to take fat children from their families. As scary as that sounds, what David Ludwig advised, in the pages of…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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