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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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Happy Christmas To All!

My holiday wishes to you all. Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Blessed Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, and joy to all your celebrations.

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Ad-Monishing Fatties

No! Not Santa! Mary has much to say about yet another fat-shaming Christmas ad, but this time the weight loss target is Santa!

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Who Watches The Watchers?

‘Tis the season for Fat Shaming. Mary has a lot to say about the latest Weight Watcher’s ad.

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Step Away From The Lunch Bag NOW, Big Brother

Whether or not Big Brother really wants to regulate sack lunches, Mary makes important points about why bag lunches are often best suited to meet specific needs.

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Step Away From The Lunch Bag

Body and Food Shame are in the bag and not in a good way. Mary examines the results (and reported results) of a study comparing bag lunches to school-provided lunches.

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Buckle Up, Babies

Just when you think Common Sense is actually being put to good use, THIS HAPPENS

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Why are we still having THIS conversation?

One of the more nasty cultural tricks is that the 21st century boogeyman is a Fat Body.

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Ending The War On Fat?

Could the war on fat be ending? Mary analyzes a Time Magazine video that claims it might be.

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The Real Deal

Now that the storm has arrived, the big fat sky has stopped falling. Mary takes a look at how the Ebola epidemic reminds us that obesity is not a TRUE epidemic.

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Writing The Wrongs

The object is to stay objective in the face of bias. See what Mary has to say about maintaining her objectivity as a teacher, yet still opening some minds to the idea that Fat isn’t necessarily as bad as some would have us think.

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