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Thursday 11 February 2016
News

feminist news roundup 11.2.16

Danielle Croci
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Yet another white saviour film… Jessica Chastain, and indeed the Hollywood establishment, has been criticised for being named as star of an upcoming period drama, Woman Walks Alone, about a ‘19th century Brooklyn artist and activist who helps Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull’ in his fight to save his people and the land. The storyline has…
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Friday 25 September 2015
Opinion

the lip crew on fat shaming

lip magazine
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 Fat shaming is a thing. * “Women’s rights. LGBT rights. Racial rights. Fat rights? ‘Fat’ and ‘feminism’ are becoming buzzwords quicker than we can say, “pass the pancakes.” The fact that we are suffering from collective body dysmorphia – where size 0 models still rule supreme and we go to great extents to get the perfect,…
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Wednesday 6 November 2013
News

curvy women fight back against Lagerfeld’s fat shaming comments

Kezia Lubanszky
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Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has again caused outrage with his comments about other people’s bodies. In his book, The World According To Karl, he states that ‘people don’t want to see curvy women on the runway.’ The fashion industry tends to dance around the words ‘fat’ and ‘curvy,’ never quite admitting to size discrimination. Except Karl…
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Monday 10 June 2013
Film Opinion

fat stigma, stereotypes, and why we’re still laughing

Caitlin Gordon-King
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When I was a kid, my little sister and I would kill time by making videos. Amongst re-makes of Titanic and Twilight, one of our favourite videos to make was a mock, weight-loss reality T.V. show. This entailed me shoving pillows up my sweater and stomping around in front of a camera. I’d rub chocolate…
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Sunday 5 February 2012
Opinion

everything is wrong with fat shaming

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Recently I read Lesley Kinzel’s article over at XoJane magazine – What’s wrong with fat shaming. I related to most of the points and instances she brought up, but one in particular stood out to me. 4. I am out dancing at a club with friends. I notice a small group of guys at the…
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