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This blog will explore what it's like having a fat Mid Section in Middle America, comparing and contrasting the Mid Western fat experience with that of the rest of the country and exploring the perception and treatment of fat people in the United States at large.

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A Little Misunderstanding

Stereotypes comes in all sizes. Mary discusses the recent controversy over the body size of a Yale student.

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Celebrate Big

Always look on the bright side of Fat! Mary shares some great places to find fat positive inspiration in the form of photography and poetry.

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The Real Crime

Body Shaming is absolutely criminal. Mary shares a media example where a report about sexual harassment was twisted into body shaming.

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Even Weirder Science

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, Mary tells us about more devices being designed to assist with weight loss by interfering with our normal digestion. (Warning: disturbing images)

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Extremely Weird Science

This is the stuff of nightmares. Scariest of all is that it is being portrayed as “good.”

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All Skate

Mary says, “They see me rolling but they’re not hating.” She found a delightful place where a diverse group of young people treated each other (and her) with dignity and respect.

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Reality Gap

Body modification or body mortification?

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Bias And Bribery

Health Care is supposed to be easier and more helpful in 2014. Guess the insurance companies didn’t get the memo.

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A New Level Of Food Shame

Mary says, “If this does not get you mad, you are not alive. If this doesn’t scare you, then you are doomed.”

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Fears For Girls Of All Ages

This week’s news has disclosed a mutli-generational trifecta of troubles created by western culture’s Fat Bias.

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