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The library is full of articles, research and resources that will help you understand Health At Every Size® ideas and the value of Size Diversity. Explore, learn and share your own papers and articles with others.
It’s well documented that men make more money in the same positions that their female counterparts do, and with this incredible article by Timothy Judge and Daniel Cable, we now have the evidence showing that fat people make less money than their thin counterparts.
Food is advertised in a very sensual way, almost as a means of convincing women to forget men and just put all of their emotional baggage into food. We must be wary of advertising done in this fashion, and this article will explain how it’s done and how to see through it.
As consumers we are not powerless to approach the media forces that be and demand change of them. The process to change the images that young women are provided with will not be quick and it will be a series of battles rather than a larger war, but with a little community activism, we can change the way that young girls grow up perceiving themselves. This article is about one professors experiences, both in and outside the classroom, doing just that.
Few doubt that the mass media portrayal of body image has a dramatic developmental effect on girls in our society. This article reviews some of the primary theories about this phenomenon and the available research on the subject.
The Queen of Rubenesque Romances, Pat Ballard, has just released her 9th book, Something to Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters. This wonderful collection of reflections will have you thinking about yourself, your life and so much more. The best part is that Pat Ballard’s 9th book is a FREE ebook, and you can download it right here!
This essay is based on a keynote speech delivered at the conference of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance on August 1, 2009. Drawing on her personal experience and observations of internalized oppression and thin privilege, Linda Bacon identifies stumbling blocks to fat acceptance and strategies for personal empowerment and effecting change in others.
Want to learn a little bit about the Fat Acceptance Movement? Well this clip from ABC’s Good Morning America is one of the most startlingly reasonable portrayals of it that I’ve ever seen in the media. At the very least, it’s worth a watch.
These disturbing facts and figures will shock you into recognizing the incredible problem we have in this country when it comes to dieting and weight loss. Read them and share them with friends and family. Awareness will breed discontent with their truth and hopefully lead to a better future for all of us and our children.
Abigail Saguy, acutely aware of the way that obesity has been presented in the United States for years, investigates the public presentation of obesity in France in order to understand how it is perceived there.
What is it about Australian culture that has it on course to become the country with the biggest bodies in the world within the next ten years? Lily O’Hara discusses this fascinating cultural phenomenon.