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Inside the Feminist Porn Film Tackling Emotional Abuse and Fat-Shaming Inside the Feminist Porn Film Tackling Emotional Abuse and Fat-Shaming

You might expect a feminist social critique of bulimia, fat-shaming, and emotional abuse from academia or, say, this here blog, but not so much mainstream porn—and yet, here we are. The porn studio Pure Taboo has released a new feature, The Weight of Infidelity, with a “controversial plotline about society’s struggles…

Cornell University Frat on Probation for Reportedly Instigating Fat-Shaming Sex Contest  Cornell University Frat on Probation for Reportedly Instigating Fat-Shaming Sex Contest 

Just another reason to vehemently dislike frats: On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that the Cornell University chapter of fraternity Zeta Beta Tau was placed on probation for two years following an investigation launched sometime last year into claims the brothers were requiring new pledges to engage in a sex…

Trump Allegedly Wanted to Fire Female Golf Course Employees Who 'Weren't Pretty Enough' Trump Allegedly Wanted to Fire Female Golf Course Employees Who 'Weren't Pretty Enough'

According to a damning new report by the Los Angeles Times based on documents from a 2012 labor relations lawsuit and a separate retaliation claim, employees at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes spoke of a “toxic” work culture in which woman employees were either fired or pressured to quit if managers,…

'No More Oreos' For Chris Christie, Trump Decides 'No More Oreos' For Chris Christie, Trump Decides

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is currently not (wink) being held hostage by Donald Trump, has demonstrated the pitfalls of campaigning with a narcissistic bowl of rotten gazpacho—for example, in addition to everything else that is terrible about Donald Trump, he will also publicly berate you for being…

Nicole Arbour Fired From Gig After Posting 'Dear Fat People' Vid Nicole Arbour Fired From Gig After Posting 'Dear Fat People' Vid

After posting the controversial video titled, “Dear Fat People,” Nicole Arbour not only received backlash from other comedians and YouTube personalities, as well as celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, but it also cost the comedian a job. Arbour, who had previously worked with the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders, was…

Former Biggest Loser: It's a Fat Shaming Disaster, I Thought I Would Die Former Biggest Loser: It's a Fat Shaming Disaster, I Thought I Would Die

Every day we read more and more about why The Biggest Loser, the competition which starves and humiliates useless fatties into the people they DESERVE to be is an awful and unhealthy mess. The finale airs on the 29th and one former contestant has chosen to speak up to tell the truth about what's really going on behind…

Ricky Gervais Broke My Heart

I'm mad at Ricky Gervais for a lot of things: for the monstrously dehumanizing way he talks about fat people; for lending his voice to the myopic throng railing against "political correctness"; and, most recently, for implying that Jennifer Lawrence—along with countless other women—is complicit in her own sexual…

Skeevy Senators Called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 'Porky,' Felt Her Up Skeevy Senators Called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 'Porky,' Felt Her Up

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was sexually harassed by another unnamed senator who, according to her new memoir, "likes [his] girls chubby.” Oh really?

New Scooby Doo Movie 'Curses' Daphne By Turning Her into a Fat Lady New Scooby Doo Movie 'Curses' Daphne By Turning Her into a Fat Lady

Daphne from Scooby Doo—whose salient personality trait has always been "pretty"—wasn't exactly a progressive character to begin with, but Warner Bros. has really outdone themselves with the new straight-to-video Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy. In it, Daphne gets on the wrong side of some ghoul or warlock and is transformed…

Instagram Apologizes for Deleting Plus-Size Woman's Account Instagram Apologizes for Deleting Plus-Size Woman's Account

Social networking giant Instagram has offered an apology to a user after banning her for a photos she proudly displayed of her body.

Lululemon Investors Blame Financial Woes on CEO's 'Dumpy' Body Lululemon Investors Blame Financial Woes on CEO's 'Dumpy' Body

Good to know that it isn't just Lululemon's customer base that's subject to snide fat-shaming and goofball body standards—it's also their leader! According to some intrepid New York Post reporting, multiple Lululemon shareholders are very concerned about CEO Laurent Potdevin's business acumen. And by that they mean…

Fit Mom Is Back and Wants to Sell You on Her Supposed Revolution Fit Mom Is Back and Wants to Sell You on Her Supposed Revolution

Maria Kang can't stop won't stop posting pictures of herself. The latest image is very strategically lit, and points out that she works 8-hour days, gets limited sleep, has stretchmarks and is "strong not skinny." Again, this is under the banner: "What's Your Excuse?"

Freaked Out By Rachel Fredrickson’s Biggest Loser Win? Read This. Freaked Out By Rachel Fredrickson’s Biggest Loser Win? Read This.

When my Biggest Loser exposé got over 5,000 views before 10AM on Wednesday morning, I knew something was up in BiggestLoserLand.

iTunes Removes Awful Plastic Surgery App For Tween Girls iTunes Removes Awful Plastic Surgery App For Tween Girls

A new game offered in the Google and iTunes stores caused quite the ruckus after its release last week, and for good reason. The free app, named "Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie Version," teaches girls how to perform liposuction on a hapless large blonde woman.

Jay Mohr Apologizes (Sorta) to Alyssa Milano for Calling Her Fat Jay Mohr Apologizes (Sorta) to Alyssa Milano for Calling Her Fat

After he was called out by Alyssa Milano on Twitter for making derogatory comments about her body, Jay Mohr has issued an explanation, saying he wasn't seriously calling her fat. He was just joking.

This Week in Tabloids: Channing Tatum Put on Some Baby Weight This Week in Tabloids: Channing Tatum Put on Some Baby Weight

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, your foray into the dangerous wilderness of the celebrity tabloids. Every week, Callie Beusman heads to the newsstand for the new issues of In Touch, Ok!, Life & Style, Star and Us, and together we forage for "news." This week: Justin Theroux is pulling old bedpans out of the trash to…

Fit Mom to Curvy Girl: You Can 'Just Tell' If a Person Is Unhealthy Fit Mom to Curvy Girl: You Can 'Just Tell' If a Person Is Unhealthy

Over the weekend, CNN put fat-shamey exercise enthusiast Maria Kang — aka Fit Mom or "What's Your Excuse" mom — on the air with Chrystal Bougon, owner of Curvy Girl lingerie. Spoiler alert: Once again, Kang was terrible.

Halloween Jerk to Hand Out Notes Telling Trick or Treaters They're Fat Halloween Jerk to Hand Out Notes Telling Trick or Treaters They're Fat

A local busybody in Fargo, North Dakota has decided to take America's child obesity epidemic on herself this Halloween by only giving candy to the trick or treaters she deems thin enough to deserve candy. The rest of the kids — those the woman deems "moderately obese" — get notes telling their parents to stop having…

Fat-Shaming Actually Leads to Weight Gain Fat-Shaming Actually Leads to Weight Gain

Unsurprisingly, you can't bully people into being skinny. According to a new study, ridiculing people about their bodies does absolutely nothing to motivate them to lose weight and it actually increases a person's chance of becoming or staying obese. So fat-shamers can't even hide behind "health" concerns anymore—they…

'Fat Keanu' Is the Hot Story du Jour 'Fat Keanu' Is the Hot Story du Jour

Keanu Reeves arrived at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, where he is presenting his just-finished directorial debut, A Man of Tai Chi. Keanu gave a speech in which he gushed about his love of kung fu movies (calling them "beautiful, wonderful, empowering") and his intentions to market his film to Chinese and…

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