• My Boyfriend Is a Bear: The Consequences of Fat-Shaming in Comics

    My Boyfriend Is a Bear: The Consequences of Fat-Shaming in Comics0

    We tend to avoid mirrors after we see that the number on the scale has ticked upward. Even if your body hasn’t visibly changed in shape, numbers seem like an immutable fact. There is a certain pressure surrounding the scale, which breeds an obsession with everyone else’s numbers. Then come the diets, the reluctant exercise,

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  • Fatphobia in the Never Changing Comic Book Landscape

    Fatphobia in the Never Changing Comic Book Landscape0

    EDIT: an incorrect fact has been removed from this article. Superhero comic books retain the ability to deeply wound their audiences. What do they propagate a desire for? Thinner women. “Superheroine” is still, despite occasional pushback from Marvel’s (Adrian Alphona’s) Gert Yorkes and Valiant’s Faith, synonymous with “titty, yet thin.” They define a “correct” template, and

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