THIS FAT OLD LADY’S FAT FRIDAY – NO, I WON’T GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND BEG – I CAN’T, MY KNEES HURT TOO MUCH

Fat people often have a rough time getting appropriate medical care.  Even when not appropriate, the only advice they sometimes get is “lose weight.” This advice is ridiculous on its face because (as any physician OUGHT to know) there is no known way to achieve long term substantial weight loss.  This problem is exacerbated when…

THIS FAT OLD LADY’S FAT FRIDAY – FAT SHAMING IN COMEDY

I read this article from Volup2.com and I mostly disagreed with it. https://www.volup2.com/articles-and-blog/2020/7/28/no-laughing-matter-a-history-of-body-shaming-in-comedy-by-fionna-farrell Is there fat shaming in comedy? Absolutely. Do I hate it? Absolutely. But the two examples used are, I believe, are extremes – Bill Maher is a well-known fat hater.  He is the kind of person who cannot be dissuaded by science…