Somebody just tried to tell me that a woman like Gabourey Sidibe isnt’ a “threat” to whiteness. That women like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union and the like are the only ones who can “truly” change the face of black women in the media.
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Get the fuck out of here with that sizist bullshit.
Fat black women exist, bitch. WE EXIST. We have every right to be on this fucking planet, and we have EVERY capability that skinny black women have. Don’t you fucking dare push us off to the side because we ain’t “the right kind of black woman.” Do you fucking realize who ends up bearing the brunt of black women’s stereotypes?? Welfare queen? Mammy? The butt of the jokes for sexuality?
FAT BLACK WOMEN. But y’all want to discredit us because of white supremacy’s penchant for denigrating us in the fucking media??????
No. FUCK. THAT. SHIT. Y’all skinny motherfuckers better get right.
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So this morning I see that professional fat-hater Jamie Oliver has posted a petition which he’s asking people to sign in support of his “Food Revolution,” and in which he’s included the bullshit stat that “obesity in the US costs $10,273,973 per hour” (sure) and notes, in all-caps, “OBESITY IS PREVENTABLE.”
Celebrities who have signed the petition are posted in rotation: Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, P. Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Ellen Degeneres.
It’s always nice to see wealthy people with access to the best food, comprehensive healthcare, personal trainers, private chefs, and individual nutritional plans put their names to a petition admonishing the fatties that OBESITY IS PREVENTABLE.
When there are people for whom that is not true, people for whom obesity is not preventable, for myriad reasons, to bray about how their bodies (our bodies; ourselves) are “preventable” is to engage in eliminationist rhetoric.
I will never not be fat.