It shouldn’t have to be said but apparently it has to be said a thousand times...– Tracy Moore, Jezebel.com (via loving-him-was-burning-red) I am not sure about weight and the message of attractiveness and being better. If you browse the Fat Acceptance community a awful lot of time and effort is spent on promoting fat and femininity, sexiness and attractiveness instead of just...
This is Thin Privilege: Thin privilege is telling... →
thisisthinprivilege: Thin privilege is telling me that my penis will magically grow if I lose weight. My penis stopped growing twenty years ago. I won’t “gain” an inch for every _______ pounds lost, regardless of whatever ever pop-media faux-news soundbyte of the week says. Likewise, I won’t get ____ inches of my… What would be strange is if fat on fat men accumulated fat on every part...
feigenbaumsworld: Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel Sun in the sky, you know how I feel Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me. Yeah, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, And I’m feelin’ good. A kid with a voice http://www.wimp.com/surpassesexpectations/
There is little precedent for fat androgyny. Generally our androgynous icons are...– Fat Queer Tells All: On Fatness and Gender Flatness - By Allie Shyer (via lovethyfatness) I think this argument will go on and on until Fat Acceptance is able to state that a fat woman can be androgynous sometimes and not automatically always curvy. I mean Fat Acceptance never had a problem with...
When a guy wearing cargo shorts tries to hit on me
bilt2tumble: bigtuna108: whatshouldwecallme: “Nobody has gotten a hand job in cargo shorts since ’ nam!” — Superbad Not worried about a hand job. Worried about having someplace to carry both my crap and the crap my wife hands to me to carry for her. Cargo Shorts 4, fucking, EVER. it’s where he keeps his I-Pad II
Fuck Yeah Body Positivity: Something’s been... →
fuckyeahbodypositivity: Something’s been bothering me for a long time. It’s the posts I see that assign blame to the women in the body positive community for not making the body pos movement more accessible to men. I have a problem with this criticism and I couldn’t quite place my finger on why for a while but I have… My only complain with Fat Acceptance is that for most of my...
: Being aware that people treat me differently... →
shakethecobwebs: It’s a way of acknowledging that no matter how comfortable or in love I am or will ever be with my body, most people will still believe that I am lying, that I could not possibly love something that they think is so disgusting, and saying to those people “I see what you believe. I see what you… I am just coming from a huge debate with someone over if by acknowledging the...
davidlynching: fun fact: iraq, pakistan, afghanistan and saudi arabia have a higher percentage of women in the government than the us & the uk another fun fact: white people tend to get very angry when you point this out to them Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market—-NPR ...
littlespacecase: Men’s Issues Societal expectations of masculinity Societal expectations to provide for women No long term reversible male birth control Men who are raped are more likely to remain silent and be dismissed or outright laughed at Unfair treatment in child custody battles Alimony No support for male victims of domestic abuse Not men’s issues The friend zone Women not...
Sugar Yum Yum: thelingerieaddict: “A word on... →
thelingerieaddict: “A word on “Curves” 1 (n): All bodies have curves. Outside of elbows, I have yet to see a body built of right angles. I get “Real Women Have Curves” is, like empowerment training wheels and stuff, but the way to self-esteem and collective empowerment is NOT thru… This “Real Women have Curves” campaign has created a sexiness/beauty caste system in Fat...
Not body positivity: Shaming thin women.
Not body positivity: Promoting curvy as the ideal body type or as "real" and "what men want".
Not body positivity: Shaming a woman for wanting to lose weight.
Not body positivity: Shaming a woman for losing weight.
Not body positivity: Excluding men.
Not body positivity: Shaming or excluding any body type under the sun.
I can't tell you how important it is to know that...
bumsquash: No really, I can’t. Being curveless is not a sin and worshipping curves is a Fetish. This is one of Fat Acceptance’s negative issues that lingers on and keeps it from being what it could be.
Every Smile, A Lie: a living while fat journal:... →
everysmilealie: Whoever you are, you don’t get to tell me how to think about the ways in which I am oppressed, or who’s doing it, or that I have to consider their circumstances. Again, to me it sounds a little bit too much like white people whining about not being like the other white people, or thin people… I will keep this thread on my blog permanently because it highlights how some...
Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was,...– Patton Oswalt (on Facebook) I saw photos of regular people helping ignoring all the victim’s blood that was getting all over them.
Fatanarchy: Guilt Free Summer Bucket List for Fat... →
fatanarchy: Warmer weather is coming and summer is around the corner. To ensure that fat people don’t get left out of any summer fun, I thought I’d put together a neat little bucket list of fun things that fat people like you and me can do to defy society and ensure our summer is one free of guilt and shame… Thanks for all the activities, for a fat guy like myself who is not into wearing...
Reblog if you're fat.
Reimagine Fat: Reblog this if you started worrying... →
lovethyfatness: verybusyandimportant: bronxcheer: istealforksfromrestaurants: oldtobegin: julierthanyou: too-much-of-myself: future-superwoman: i was like….6?7? Probably 8, maybe younger. ten? eleven maybe. my mom started referencing me as…
Reblog if you're fat.
thisisthinprivilege: Thin privilege is reading a book you loved as a child and realizing that every joke it makes about “the fat kid” is part of a larger system that now affects you every day of your life. I am old
reblog if you're over the age of 20
living400lbs: polyamorousmisanthrope: wolfbearsnake: secretly-a-mad-scientist: blackjackink: seriously, i can’t find you bastards anywhere. Almost 24. FML. I turn 28 this year 44. Get offa mah lawn, ya whippersnappers. 47 this month. *Fist bump*
i think you are SO brave and the whole “moob” issue is definitely an anxiety issue that a lot of people underestimate. keep it up :)
My fat body
thickbambi: I love my body. I love my rolls. I love the way I jiggle when I walk. I love that my belly is so soft and squishy. I love how my stretch marks are natural tattoos that mark times in my life. Most importantly I love that after the long road of self hate that I can love my body. I love that I love myself. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your...
You are not a pear, you are not an hourglass, you are not an apple; you are a human being, with bumps and crevices and scars. You are a million shapes rolled into one. You are a universe within yourself. You are a human being, and you are magnificent. After dealing with Society I do not know how Fat Acceptance got so caught up in discriminating its members based on things like body-shape...
Dear Prudence on Slate.com
I think this is a horrible video and I plan to contact who ever is responsible for these “Dear Prudence” videos. http://www.slate.com/articles/video/dear_prudence/2013/02/dear_prudence_my_daughter_s_chubby_friend_is_eating_her_way_to_obesity.html I think that Tumblr is somehow blocking my link, you have to copy the Url manually :( Ok it is from Slate and here are the email for their...
Society does not seem to equate fatness as ugliness in the case of fat men when compared to the experiences shared by fat women. Websites like CalorieLab and Weight lifting Areas seem to focus on directly attacking fat men’s masculinity/gender and male body parts. CalorieLab also spends a lot of time attacking fat people in gender.
Being and/or feeling fat is usually different for men than for women. A man can...– Feeding The Hungry Heart by Geneen Roth (via run-like-the-river) Once again Fat Acceptance is discounting the fat bias experienced by fat men. Geneen Roth has no knowledge of life as a fat guy. Thin women are frequently pulled up in Fat Acceptance for assuming they know what fat women have...
What's happened in the Trayvon Martin case since... →
bilt2tumble: jackpowerx: The defense requested - AND GOT - Trayvon’s school records, even though Zimmerman had no contact with him before that night. WTF?! ‘Lest some of us forget. I heard a report that Zimmerman gained a 100lbs
This is Thin Privilege: ¬_¬ →
thisisthinprivilege: Thin privilege is not having your boss publicly shame you in front of your colleagues for asking for a bigger size shirt for your work uniform, practically yelling to everyone: “Oh I’ll HAVE to order you a men’s extra large because they don’t do that size in womens,” with an utter look of disgust on her face. Thin privilege is also being allowed to feel like a scared,...
“Excuse me while I throw this down, I’m old and cranky and tired of hearing the...– Hanne Blank (via thestoutorialist) I think what gets left out of these conversations is that there are plenty of fat women who are not really that curvy. This Fat Acceptance ideology that Fat = Curves hurts many fat women and bleeds over and hurts other fat people also.
Redefining Body Image: About Relative Size... →
redefiningbodyimage: Tumblr, I have noticed something, and it is something that we are guilty of even on this blog, so I take responsibility, and will try to do better. We don’t see enough images of death fats or larger fats or super-size fatties. Too many of our images of fat acceptance are too narrowly defined as… Somehow Fat Acceptance has adopted some of the same failings in regards...
Redefining Body Image: The “fatshion” tag: →
redefiningbodyimage: potterybarncowboy: I have received some of the best compliments and worst insults on this site. I’m so happy that I found that FA community and I absolutely adore the fatshion tag. However, what I cannot stand are the bloggers who call out people, who actively… No one group of people has “Ownership” of Fat Acceptance and it only damages the community...
Michelle Obama called fat with a big butt
Curvy: the more "acceptable" form of fat.
redefiningbodyimage: Overheard getting coffee this morning: “I’m not saying I’m fat, I’m just curvy.” Bitch, AIN’T NOTHING WRONG WITH FAT OKAY. There is nothing wrong with a woman being fat and less curvy. This “Real Women has curves” campaign is a negative mutation of the original Fat Acceptance that was more about supporting and helping all types of fat people.
I am tired of hearing people I work with say that God is talking to them like He...– Internet Monk (via living400lbs) Well I will believe them once God gets a Facebook Page.
Femininity and Masculinity
I like this link below but what does not get said much in these parts is that Femininity does not have to be in opposition to Masculinity. Body Image is a two way street for fat people and for people of all sizes, but always seems to be ignored in regards to fat people. http://glitterlion.tumblr.com/post/41669395938/your-masculinity-does-not-have-to-be-in-opposition