Trivialising fat acceptance tends to backfire
When fat people started making their views known on the internet, there was immediate resistance. The response from others has been, these are our terms of engagement with you fat people. Trivialize your experience and make it on par with less serious ones, or else. This plays into fat people’s rigid conditioning to follow other people’s dictates, no matter how unreasonable. ...
aimless wonderment: Credence My body doesn’t... →
tishrex: Credence My body doesn’t belong to you. My lumps and cellulite, my jiggling arms and touching thighs, my fat is not for you to ridicule and tear apart. My fat is not for you to caress as if it were an inanimate object I stationed onto my bones for you to grab and masturbate to. You are not… Love this.
No middle ground
Where is the middle ground between fat people are inner directed autonomous beings and we are unconscious outer directed puppets? Between disease and person? Fully human and less than? Sometimes, one position is mostly wrong and the other mainly right. If you can’t recognise assuming their must be a middle ground, then you have dismissed fat people’s self perception. That shows...
Would you bully?
Would you bully others, harry them, not give them any peace. Try to break their will. Insult them at every turn, put them down, bad mouth them to others constantly, deny them a voice, replace it with your own hateful one? So why would you do that to yourself and expect it not to affect you physically, psychologically, MORALLY? To bully yourself is to bully a person, though it is less wrong to...
What will you do for currency?
Slimness has been invested with social currency. FA is about recognizing what you aren’t prepared to continue doing on the promise of acquiring that. Like other currency namely money.
US approves first obesity drug in 13 years →
fatanarchy: The drug works to control the appetite through receptors in the brain and was approved as additional therapy for certain overweight and obese patients, combined with diet and exercise. Trials showed the drug helped people lose an average of three to 3.7 percent of their body weight after a year when compared to a placebo, the US Food and Drug Administration said. It is approved for...
big sexy guys
lookingovercliffs: Why is it that I can find a lot of sexy, fat positive pictures of women on tumblr but none of men? Searching tags and all the pictures of fat men I find are “joke” pictures. I like em big, little, and in between. Gimme. http://chubstr.com/
Tell us if you must
But I think we all know its okay to be thin. That isn’t in doubt.
You are not required to tell us whether it's okay...
Not surprisingly silly fat haters-brain mashed on the hooch of their triumphantly stupid ‘obesity’ construct- think they hold the alrightyness of fatness in their lickle hands. [[MORE]] Just imagine being so dense that you think that whether another person feels alright to exist depends on your is down to you! Or your masters more likely. Ha, ha, exactly, what a plant you’d be....
Anonymous asked: It would be helpful if you tagged your posts with moving gifs, etc (such as the Math/moving circles one) because images like that can be harmful to people (seizure inducing even) and such people can block out images using tags. It'd be really helpful.
Fat acceptance has inadvertently become more...
I think I’m going to have to accept that now. I’ve resisted it before because I just felt come on, we are talking about being fat, even fat haters can’t be taking it this seriously. I admit it, I was wrong. [[MORE]] Fat acceptance is more like old time tiny deviance from the mainstream. Like the 1950’s when any detour from white bread and flying the flag was met with...
Passing this blog post along... →
theshantyradix: … please read it :D I just cannot for the life of me understand why no.5 is worthy of response.
I believe that men as a class know that reproductive freedom for women is not in...– John Stoltenberg, “Men’s Self-Interst and Abortion Rights” in Refusing to be a Man (via darkjez) Not to speak for any trans* people, but DAMN this reads so ciscentrically that it isn’t even funny. Can I just say that this is what happens when cis dudes start thinking they know shit about gender and...
When I look back at the first night of the Stonewall Inn riots, I could have...– Irene Monroe: Dis-membering Stonewall (via biyuti) Dear Irene Monroe, Thank you for the phrase “bleached from history”. sincerely ~#allcity. #want (via newmodelminority)
Fat people; stop doing it wrong, right NOW
All we hear about is how we fatz have done the wrong things and that’s why we are fat. Oh rilly? Because its pretty obvious then that because we’ve done exactly what we’ve been told to do. So that has to be our only source of wrongdoing. Now let’s see. This means that what we did wrong was to care what authority and other people thought. Internalize and follow their...
Some of us have a low tolerance for body/self...
If you’ve ever been through extreme self hatred; when you perceive any insult, as you often do (real or imagined) you tend to see it as confirmation of your own low opinion of yourself. [[MORE]] It matches your inner environment turns that into a complete circle trapping you in it. You fall into a spiral of loathing until that plays itself out when you can emerge; only for this pattern to...
Study: Black Female Abortion Rates Drop... →
newwavefeminism: Really? Cause all these billboards keep telling me that my womb is the most dangerous place on the planet. from the article: The common stereotype that depicts the black woman as sexually irresponsible and more likely to use abortion as birth control can finally be contested with the support of research findings. A recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, reports that...
mediumdensity: I was surprised to find that such a mainstream show would cover a fat liberation story, and with not a great deal more prejudice or disapproval than modern programmes tend to feature. Though this does rather highlight the fact that perceptions and attitudes to fat people have been largely inert for decades. That the host referred to the exercise as “consciousness-raising” seems...
If you are fat and don't act like that makes you...
You are “acting thin”. Could this attempt at policing be any more obvious, or desperate?
Negativity does not own honesty
A self hating style of cutting yourself down is regularly declared “honest”; it’s so overwhelmingly typical of the messages we get. It matches what we’ve already internalized and feels congruent. The honestly of trying to restore your self esteem may not feel honest when you or others are doing it, but to my mind it has more honesty. Though it may feel false, fake, stiff...
What woman here is so enamoured of her own oppression that she cannot see her...– Audre Lorde (via feministquotes)
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness,...– -Alice Walker (via feministquotes)
WL Dieting fail has nothing to do with willpower
Willpower is the beginning of action itself. It does not fail as such if it is acted on. The action it becomes cannot re design the way our bodies respond to actions they’re designed to repel. Fat people have acted frequently on the desire to be slim. Those who diet and lose a lot of weight do so because their metabolism responds to it that way. The body’s defence against diets is...
Fat and slim are not opposites
It starts with the proposition that those with a BMI of 30 + don’t have as good an overall health prognosis as those with a BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9. Note, the comparison is not made with the lowest category. This has been pushed into fat and slim are opposites; physically, in character and moral fibre. Fat bad, slim good, fat unhealthy, slim healthy. Fat and thin are not opposites....