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Donna Meagle, Thanks for Teaching Fat Girls to “Treat Ourselves”

Donna Meagle, Thanks for Teaching Fat Girls to “Treat Ourselves”

There are so many reasons to love Donna Meagle. She’s sassy. She’s full of quick wit. She’s also lovably & relatably “temperamental, unpredictable, complex, and hard-to-read.” As April Ludgate continued to so brilliantly put it, Donna will “make people work before you let them in; but if they put the time in & prove that they care, then you open yourself up to them… right?” Right, April. If you remember this episode of Parks & Rec, it’s at this moment…

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Despite Hollywood, I Am Not Your Token Fat Friend

Despite Hollywood, I Am Not Your Token Fat Friend

Look. It’s about time we have this conversation, for the sake of myself and my fellow fat babes everywhere. I have been praising the addition of several fabulously talented, funny plus-size ladies like Melissa McCarthy, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rebel Wilson, and Aidy Bryant in mainstream entertainment in the last decade. It’s been wonderful seeing a glimpse of fat representation on TV and in movies. What hasn’t been wonderful is the played-out trope of “the sassy and/or weird fat girl.” She is merely…

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Lady Gaga is Not Anti-Rape, She’s Perpetuating It

Lady Gaga is Not Anti-Rape, She’s Perpetuating It

[ I want to preface this with trigger warnings for sexual assault, rape, and the disgusting pieces of dog shit that are both Terry Richardson & R. Kelly. ] I know most of this is old news, but you & me? We need to talk about Lady Gaga. Yes, Lady Gaga, Mama Monster, queen of a Little Monster army even I was once part of – now a self-marketed martyr for the anti-rape movement. Social media users everywhere shouted her praises from…

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