My fat body is not a problem to be solved.
I am not a “before” picture.
I am not a work in progress.
I am complete.
Sep 13 2014
Aug 27 2014
Jul 29 2014
Jun 22 2014
fat person walks in the room and all of a sudden every skinny motherfucker within a 5-mile radius is a doctor, therapist, nutritionist, and personal trainer with something to say
Jun 08 2014
So, let me get this straight. You can design fifteen distinct characters for your space based superhero team and it never dawns on you that they’re all thin? Even the aliens are thin.
You’ll put space toads in there before you have even ONE fat human with superpowers in the future? Really?
How is it that all these superhero teams are almost to a one made of all thin people. Really? I’m not just talking about space. I’m talking about modern day ones set in NYC or a reasonable facsimile thereof (they all are) where apparently even amongst the “obesity epidemic” all the superpowered people are thin. You’d pretty have to be willing to say “fat makes you immune to having super powers” for that to statistically work out so that you justifiably had an all thin team.
Oh and don’t come to me with: “But aren’t you happy? They drew the women realistically in this one!”
Asshole, no they didn’t. If all your women are thin, you are not drawing them realistically. Smaller busts and less ridiculous costuming doesn’t equal a fair representation of the diversity of women and their bodies.
You’re still doing the same thing as the guys who draw bubble boobies and bikini armor: stating that women only look like that. Or that women worth having as characters only look like that.
And my big fat patience ran out a long time ago. So take your cookie cutter, unimaginative Thin Fest and just go.
Apr 14 2014
Mar 27 2014
You know what, I’ve never met any who was anti-FA who wasn’t motivated by hate and the desire to make sure fat people experience as much pain as possible.
There seem to be two kinds: the open sadist and the moral crusader.
The open sadist makes no bones about hating fat people and wishing they would die and enjoying their suffering. They’re like snarling, rabid animals. They like pain, they don’t deny it. They think fat people deserve pain, they own that. I’d almost appreciate the honesty if it wasn’t for the fact that these are the guys who have no problem seeing even disabled children as acceptable victims. I think of them as the biker gang of fat hate.
The moral crusader dresses the same thing up and calls it “concern” and calls it looking out for people’s health and welfare. This particular predator wants to feel morally superior and feel like they’re a magnanimous, powerful soul deigning to use their time and attention to show their inferiors the way. It’s actually just a form of masturbating and then wanting to be patted on the head for it. This type cares about fat people’s health - until it comes time to spend money on fat people’s health or when that health isn’t weight related. Mental health for fat people doesn’t exist for this type of predator. Because to them, fat people don’t have human minds, human feelings, human emotions, human needs. Or human rights. I think of these guys as the abusive, embezzling, mega-church running preachers who see God as a revenue stream but want to convince everyone that they’re doing this because they love the Lord and you’re a sinner in need.
In the end if your opposition to a movement that’s about asserting that fat people don’t deserve discrimination, prejudice, pain, and exclusion is that it does fat people a disservice or promotes fatness, then you’re saying, “Look, fat people can’t just be fat and get away with it. They either have to be tortured or they have to get thin. They can’t go around just being fat and living their lives, that’s not acceptable!”
And that’s hate. When your object is to cause pain and death, that is hate.
So, I say again. I’ve never seen anyone who was anti-FA who wasn’t motivated by hate.
Mar 24 2014
Jan 06 2013
“ As much as we get praised for loving our full bodies, many young white women would rather be dead than wear a size 14. They nod their heads and say how great it is that we black women can embrace our curves, but they don’t want to look like us. They don’t adopt our presumably more generous beauty ideals. White women have even told me how lucky black women are that our men love and accept our bodies the way they are. I’ve never heard a white woman say that she’s going to take her cue from black women and gain a few pounds, however. In a way it is patronizing, because they’re basically saying, “It’s OK for you to be fat, but not me. You’re black. You’re different.”
In this society we have completely demonized fat. How many times have you had to tell a friend of yours that she isn’t fat? How many times has she had to tell you the same thing? Obviously, when people have unrealistic perceptions of themselves it should not go unnoticed, but in this act, while we are reassuring our friends, we put down every woman who is overweight. The demonization of fat and the ease of associating black women with fat exposes yet another opportunity for racism. If we really want to start talking more honestly about all women’s relationships with our bodies, we need to start asking the right questions. ”
Sirena J. Riley, “The Black Beauty Myth” (via wretchedoftheearth)
Why white fat activists need to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up with their fucking racist ass “Black men LOVE fat women” bullshit.
NO THE FUCK THEY DON’T.
Fat Black women are DESPISED. We are always blamed for the vitriol that we receive, because Mammy deserves to be hated when she dares try to come out of her station.
I think also that just because we have weight standards that aren’t as restrictive as whites, it doesn’t mean their isn’t restriction for fat Black women or that they never get ridiculed. Their is a lot of fucked up ways of teasing fat Black women within the community white people wouldn’t even recognize. And when black men treat white fat women differently than black fat women its saying lots
Dec 09 2012
Dec 02 2012
Sep 20 2012
average size women claim fat spaces for themselves - endless praise
death fats try and speak about their oppressions - health concern trolling from average size women & friends
Sep 08 2012
Fat people’s recognition of ourselves as whole people, rather than slim people gone wrong, is not against you it is for fat people.
That is only a threat if you’ve come to base any of your sense of self worth on us being seen as inherently corrupt with you being the opposite of that.
Stay out of my ask and please keep your comments off my tumblr.
Engage in that sickness on your own time plz, and don’t bring it over here. You might infect me with your nonsense.