Tag: BMI

Fat and Health.

Jezebel posted today on a perennial favorite among feminist bloggers: the BMI. This was prompted by a doctor in the New York Times talking about how useless a measure it is for personal health. Here’s my response: of course it…

The Obesity Epidemic, in pictures

Kate Harding puts together a collection of photos complete with each individual’s height, weight and BMI. And it’s a real eye-opener. The point of the collection is to challenge our ideas of what “overweight” and “obese” look like, and the…