Last week’s Huffington Post article “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong” is a big step towards mainstream acknowledgement of the things that fat activists have been talking about for years. And it’s about time! But it’s not perfect, and there’s still a lot of work to do. Today on the pod I’m talking through a perspective that I didn’t think the Huffington Post piece covered clearly enough.
Also, I’m very sad to report that AMC has cancelled Dietland, the first show on the fat experience that felt honest and hopeful. There’s a petition going around to save it, and it’s a long shot, but it’s worth a signature if you care about this show and about fat representation in entertainment. Find it here.
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