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Fighting Words

In which writers rub you the wrong way with their unpopular but well-argued opinions on fitness, health, nutrition, what have you. Got something to get off your chest? Send your pitch to tonic@vice.com.

Fighting Words
Fighting Words

People Always Assume Infertility Is the Woman’s Fault

Why can't I get pregnant? What's wrong with me?
Steph Auteri
4 days ago
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Fighting Words

The Average Mexican Now Drinks 371 Bottles of Soda a Year

Free trade is making other countries fat and sick.
Pranav Reddy
2.14.18
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Fighting Words

People Obsessed With Wellness Can't Accept That We're All Gonna Die

“Wellness is a 21st-century secular belief system that, psychologically speaking, is fundamentally directed at avoiding death anxiety.”
Shayla Love
2.13.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

Do I Really Need a Standing Desk?

The benefits to your health may come with some serious drawbacks.
Markham Heid
2.8.18
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Fighting Words

We Should Move the Super Bowl to Saturday

Good riddance, Monday morning hangover.
Kevin Donahue
1.31.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

Weight Machines Still Deserve a Place in Your Workout

If they're good enough for Arnold, they're good enough for you.
Bryan Krahn, CSCS
1.26.18
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Fighting Words

Positive Affirmations Are Basically Bullshit

Why doesn’t repeating nice things to yourself—a ritual touted by woo-woo healers globally—make you feel good?
Tracey Duncan
1.22.18
hard data
hard data

Trump's Embrace of Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is a Threat to Your Health

Instead of learning safer sex practices, students are simply taught to keep it in their pants.
Justin Lehmiller
1.18.18
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Fighting Words

Cleanses are Bad for Your Mind, Too

No, you're not going to "detox your way to happiness."
Misha Gajewski
1.10.18
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Fighting Words

An Open Letter to My Parents, Who Didn't Handle My Addiction Well

When I was at my ugliest, I wished you would hold me.
Elizabeth Brico
12.21.17
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Fighting Words

Polyamory Is More Common Than You Think, But It's Not for Everyone

"Being in a poly relationship doesn’t always make someone poly at heart."
Zoe Cormier
12.12.17
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Fighting Words

Doctors Need to Stop Shaming Recreational Drug Users

People will continue to lie to their doctors until this stops.
Suzannah Weiss
11.29.17