Fighting the Tyranny of Thinness: Can Media Make Room for Larger Women?

Overweight people – or, more accurately, overweight women – are still discriminated against in fashion, television, movies and advertising. Israeli activists rate their chances of finally changing things as far better than slim.

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When the artist Haley Morris-Cafiero goes out to take videos of herself, she does not treat herself as the main subject. Although she is in the center of most of the clips, causing the drama that they...