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Sept. 27, 2009 – The Age
“Victim of the Weighting Game”
Perhaps the biggest lift in Ms King’s attitude came after discovering the online ”fat acceptance” movement. She stumbled across a US site called fatshionista.com – equal part fat clothes and fat politics. She has since started her own blog, fatlotofgood.org.au, with links to other fat-friendly sites such as Axis of Fat, Big Fat Delicious, Fat-o-Matic, Fatadelic, The-F-Word and The Rotund.

These forums are part of what’s known as the ”fatosphere”, where a self-parodying love of cakes sits side by side with frustration and resentment that fat people are always assumed to be unhealthy ”walking time-bombs”.

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May 9, 2008 – University of Cincinnati Women in Journalism Conference panelist
“Celebrating Women Journalists – and Looking Ahead”
Billed as a celebration of women writers as well as an event to ready students for what’s ahead, the May 9 Women in Journalism program features free workshops and one-on-one meetings with journalists from a variety of mediums. Students will hear from and meet with Angelique Chengelis, The Detroit News & ESPN; Regina Russo, FOX19; blogger Rachel Richardson, http://the-f-word.org/blog/…

From TV news to magazines to documentaries to blogs, “these women reach millions with their work,” says Sonnenberg.

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April 23, 2008 – Los Angeles Times’ Booster Shots Blog
“Disordered eating rampant among women”
The survey has generated some interesting Web chatter — and not just because it’s questionable whether actions such as skipping meals can be called “disordered” behavior. Bloggers such as Rachel Richardson, writing on The-F-Word.org, calls Self Magazine “not so selfless…”

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March 18, 2008 – San Diego CityBeat
“Fat and Happy
“Evolution for fat people is actually more like adaptation to a world that doesn’t understand or accept them… As things stand, fat people are still metaphorically sitting in the back of the bus.”

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Feb. 20, 2008 – Chicago Tribune Red Eye
Fat vs. Fiction
They’ve been bullied, discriminated against and insulted. Fat people say they want that degrading behavior to stop, the emotional scars to heal and the self-loathing to end… Welcome to the so-called fat-osphere, a growing online niche where bloggers and others tired of counting calories share stories and try to become comfortable in their own skin, instead of obsessing about their weight.

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Feb. 20, 2008 – Chicago Tribune Red Eye
Fat vs. Fiction
They’ve been bullied, discriminated against and insulted. Fat people say they want that degrading behavior to stop, the emotional scars to heal and the self-loathing to end… Welcome to the so-called fat-osphere, a growing online niche where bloggers and others tired of counting calories share stories and try to become comfortable in their own skin, instead of obsessing about their weight.

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Feb. 14, 2008 – Sueddeutsche.de
Fat People Must Remain Outside
In Mississippi sollen Dicke in Restaurants nichts mehr zu essen bekommen. Im Internet formiert sich eine protestierende Blogszene. Ihr Tenor: Manche Menschen sind dick. Punkt…

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Feb. 4, 2008 – PR-Inside
Activists decry fat discrimination bill
The Coalition of Fat Rights Activists (COFRA) is calling on the state of Mississippi House of Representatives to withdraw a bill that would discriminate against obese people by restricting their right to dine in restaurants…

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Jan. 28, 2008 – Fox’s The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet
Can you be fat and healthy?
Part one
Part two
Post-show greenroom discussion

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Jan. 27, 2008 – Denton Record-Chronicle
Fat and Happy Online?
Every day, fans and purveyors of the “fatosphere” carry on their own revolution, and they see their work as related to civil rights… The fatosphere is a virtual community for people — mostly women — who promote body acceptance, or fat acceptance, as some of them call it. They are led by a small band of bright and clever bloggers on sites with names like Shapely Prose (www.kateharding.net), Big Fat Deal (www.bfdblog.com) and The F-Word (www.the-f-word.org)…

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Jan. 22, 2008 – New York Times
In the Fatosphere, Big Is In, or at Least Accepted
Blogs written by fat people — and it’s fine to use the word, they say — have multiplied in recent months, filling a virtual soapbox known as the fatosphere, where bloggers calling for fat acceptance challenge just about everything conventional medical wisdom has to say about obesity…


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