Classic Episode: The Body Shaming Epidemic

Weight bias, also known as fat-shaming, has serious real-world impacts on overweight and obese women. Now, thin women are making their voices heard about so-called "skinny shaming" as well. Cristen and Caroline discuss the harmful spectrum of body shaming and what women can do to stop it.

Episode sources:

"Emma Woolf on The View From London: Stop the Skinny-Shaming!" by Emma Wo0lf. Aug. 19, 2013. The Daily Beast.

"Is the 'fat acceptance' movement losing?" by Daniel D'Addario. June 25, 2013. Salon.

""Now my 'old self' is thin": Stigma Exists After Weight Loss" by Ellen M. Granberg. March 2011. Social Psychology Quarterly.

"Real Women Have Curves, and Don't Have Curves, and Have a Few Curves, and Whatever" by Golda Poretsky. May 31, 2011. Body Love Wellness.

"The Fat Acceptance Movement" by Dan Fletcher. July 31, 2009. TIME.,8599,1913858,00.html

"The ironic effect of weight stigma" by Brenda Major et al. March 2014. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

"The Marilyn Meme" by Heather Cromarty. Dec. 15, 2011. Shameless.

"The Stigma of Obesity: A Review and Update" by Rebecca M. Puhl and Chelsea A. Heuer. 2009. Obesity.

"The Truth About Fat Women and Self-Control" by Luke Yoquinto. Jan. 30, 2012. LiveScience.

"Weight Bias: A Social Justice Issue" by Roberta R. Friedman and Rebecca M. Puhl. 2012. Yale Rudd Center.

"When Did This Become Hotter Than This." Know Your Meme.

Topics in this Podcast: weight, best of 2014 body image, fat shaming, body image