I recently wrote an article for The Establishment, who has a cross-posting contract with the Huffington Post.
It’s been an interesting news week. Donald Trump is still lying most of the time he speaks. He’s also infuriating a lot of people. Meanwhile, a judicial ruling attempts to outlaw another form of bigotry and the country needs to learn more about Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP running mate.
We have a range of reads today from an open letter to actor John Cho to a question of whether Putin is trying to help Donald Trump win the presidency.
A slew of celebrities took to Twitter on Wednesday, July 20th, to announce they will be attending the Democratic National Convention. The DNC is already presenting itself a lot differently than the RNC.
To summarize, the arguments against plagiarism that the Trump camp are making are as followed:
1. The speeches were not verbatim to one another.
2. Even if a few of the ideas were similar, the majority of the speech was original.
3. Even if she did plagiarize, she never intended to.
According to Harvard, this is enough to be considered an academic integrity violation.
To put it simply, the fitness world is full of fatphobia. It’s how the capitalist structure of the weight loss industry has managed to operate for so long. You don’t have to look all that hard to find fitness “experts” insisting that “now is the time to lose that belly fat for good.”
Because of this landscape, it’s sometimes difficult to discuss being active and working out without engaging in fatphobic rhetoric.
What I fear, though, is speaking over others who may be discouraged to contribute. My whiteness gives me a built in platform that I cannot ignore. Now I struggle with how to navigate that platform ethically. When is it okay for me to write? How will I bounce back when (not if!) I inevitably screw up (publicly) because of my privilege?
There’s a specific type of person that is most likely to engage in fatphobic microaggressions. They are the twenty-something, cisgender, middle class, white person. The women refer to themselves as fit — not thin (there’s apparently a huge difference). The men are preoccupied with lifting weights and eating enough protein. They judge fat people instantly.