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A Woman's Final Note to All Doctors in Her Obituary

Ellen Maud Bennett says she endured 'fat shaming' from the medical profession

(Newser) - When a terminal cancer diagnosis finally came, Ellen Maud Bennett was given only days to live. The 64-year-old of Victoria, BC, spent them eating lobster and shrimp-wonton soup and boasting, "I look so good for someone almost dead!" Her much-lauded obituary published this month, however, called out something... More »

Man Sticks Up for Mom Being Mocked on Plane

Hurtful text about Savannah Phillips brought out the best in fellow airline passenger Chase Irwin

(Newser) - Being stuck on a plane for hours is unpleasant enough, but even more so when your seatmate is mocking you. Per WTVF , that's what mom Savannah Phillips says happened to her on a United Airlines flight Monday from Oklahoma to Illinois. In a Facebook post , Phillips notes how she'... More »

Personal Trainer Tries to Body-Shame Bride-to-Be

He said her wedding pics will be around for centuries

(Newser) - Cassie Young is used to strangers reaching out to her on social media. The 31-year-old is a digital director at the nationally syndicated radio program The Bert Show in Chicago, and she's got more than 14,000 followers on Twitter alone. But when a personal trainer offered to whip... More »

Why Woman Body-Shamed by Playboy Model Wanted $60

She needed to buy a new backpack, city attorney explains

(Newser) - The 70-year-old woman body-shamed by former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers as she showered in a gym locker room was willing to testify against Mathers if the case came to trial, but Mathers ultimately pleaded no contest instead, so the woman's identity will remain a secret. LA City Attorney Mike... More »

#TheySaid Goes Viral as Women Talk Body Shaming

Many describe the first time they heard a negative comment about their bodies

(Newser) - There's a new hashtag taking off on social media, and it's one that takes on body shaming. It all started on May 25 when Sally Bergesen, CEO of sports apparel brand Oiselle, took to Twitter to describe the time her dad body shamed her when she was 12:... More »

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