fatbodypolitics: red3blog: Anyone else who sends me an ask looking for permission slips for thin privilege or dieting privilege will be blocked. I’m not in the business of providing permission slips to the socially privileged. You don’t need them. You just want to make me defer to your privilege. That’s fucked up and I’m not putting up with it. Go cry about how mean that is to the VAST...
Write the story that you were always afraid to tell. I swear to you that there...– Dorothy Allison (via mmmajestic)
Idly Ruminating: Stocky Bodies: No More "Headless... →
gannetguts: Since last year, I’ve been a participant in a project with Dr Lauren Gurrieri and Issac Brown. Lauren is a marketing academic based in the Business school at Griffith University in Queensland and Issac is a photographer and lecturer at the Queensland College of Art also at Griffith University in Queensland. The project has involved interviews and discussions, but the large part of...
Here’s a good way to ruin your afternoon. Go on the Internet and find any...– 5 Logical Fallacies That Make You Wrong More Than You Think By: Kathy Benjamin, CRACKED Staff (via desadesfatgirl) Actually, though, people DO make those arguments to poor people, depressed people, lonely peole…. Fat people get hit hard - but the underlying problem is that many people are just...
Weightlifter Sarah Robles is an incredible athlete, but outside the world of...– The Strongest Woman In America Lives In Poverty Sarah Robles is ranked higher than any other American weightlifter, male or female. She’s the best hope the U.S. has at an Olympic medal in the sport — but she struggles to pay her rent. (this quote from Sarah kind of breaks my heart: ““I still have...
Eating while not being thin.
feminismisprettycool: Walking around with ice cream or a massive, delicious cheeseburger in public with my rolls, my touching thighs, and my fat arms always feels like defiance. But that feeling of defiance comes from a feeling of being watched, being judged, and knowing that some people are allowed to eat yummy food in public and some people are judged for it. Fuck the people who judge me. My...
thisisthinprivilege: Thin privilege is being able to eat delicious, healthy food that you just simply crave without people always assuming youre “on a diet” or “trying to lose weight.” (submitted by alittlepeachy) This. Also, being able to stuff your basket full of good stuffs in a grocery shop without people assuming pretty much EVERYTHING. Too many rich foods = OMG WHAT A FATTY, NO WONDER...
Perhaps I've had one too many glasses of wine on...
but I really truly love and appreciate every single one of you who follow this blog and contribute and submit and support. I don’t know what I would do without you. As much as many of you thank me for helping you, honestly, you are the ones who help me. You are all fucking brilliant.
thecupcakewarrior asked: I just wanna thank you for doing what you're doing. I always appreciate how you handle questions that come your way: how you are always careful (intentional or not) to not universalize your opinions, or shame people for theirs. You encourage people to be happy, reminding them of societies influence, while accepting may different paths they may have to it, all with a gentle touch. I strive to...
immortalnymph asked: i've had this problem for a few months now. i've been getting more and more into fat positivity lately after a phase of "fitspiration" etc. I still want to lose weight but I cant find a way to reconcile that desire with my fat positive attitudes. I keep telling myself that I should do my best to fall in love with my body before I try to change it, but that ends up sounding like...
My body remains fat no matter what I do. I eat no more or less than most people....– Continuing to collect quotes of rants I’ve been making on various internet things, including this article: Cant you be fat and happy?
I think most people are aware of the space their body inhabits, so whether or...– My response to a Facebook post by The Takeaway: “A U.S. government-backed panel says doctors should tell patients if they’re obese. Have you been told this? How would you react?”
the fact that “love your body” rhetoric shifts the responsibility for body...– look at the medusa straight on.: on “loving your body” (via sugaryumyum) I may have reblogged this already but whatevs. This is why I totally failed with my “Life to to short to spend it hating your body” poster messaging. Live and learn and fail harder.
Sometimes I get tired.
randomlancila: Of feeling like I have to dress to the nines, outfit, makeup, hair, just to go to the grocery store, or the bank, or Walmart. Because if a thin/average girl runs errands with no makeup, her hair in a messy bun, and sweatpants or a t-shirt, she’s cute and busy and down-to-earth. She’s just a ‘regular girl!’ But if I, as afat woman, dress like that, I’m sloppy and lazy and have...
on being a lazy-ass femme
queerandpheasantstranger: okay seriously u guise it is truth time i call myself a femme and i fucking adore tumblr femmes and all the fucking gorgeous hair/makeup/clothes/shoes/vintagey crap like you folks are fucking fierce as shit and i love you but for fucks sake people i am so lazy you’re lucky if i brush my teeth so i confess that my femme is a grungy femme in the like...
Let me tell you a story:
non-disabled people: I've never met you before; can you have sex?
non-disabled people: But how do you have sex? Will you draw me a diagram?
non-disabled people: Wow you're so gross and unusual, I think I'll post your picture on facebook without your permission, and people will admire me for being a Good Person
non-disabled people: Here, let me touch you and violate your personal space without permission.
non-disabled people: Do you need help? No? Ok let me help you.
non-disabled people: Differently Abled
non-disabled people: "The only disability in life is a bad attitude"
non-disabled people: I'm taking disability studies this year. Let me tell you all about disability, and how you should feel about it.
non-disabled people: Disabled people should not want to have sex, because it offends me on a personal level and I believe that I have the right to dictate what other people do with their lives.
non-disabled people: But I have a disabled friend
non-disabled people: But I have a disabled child (...that I'm probably abusing)
non-disabled people: Disabled people are not productive members of society; they don't have a right to live.
non-disabled people: I broke my foot once, I understand.
non-disabled people: If I were you, I would want to be dead. You're so inspiring.
non-disabled people: Why are you so angry all the time?
non-disabled people: Why do you have a crowbar?
Ugly is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly...– Margaret Cho (via theseasonofthewitch)
Learning to love your body may seem small or selfish or pointless at times,...– Sal at Already Pretty (via anatomy-of-recovery)
submission from awesomefuckyeahmotherfucker: Actually, twerking is a dance that originated with indigenous people. I mean, personally, I don’t have much of a problem with white people twerking, but other POC might. Just don’t do it without acknowledging where it comes from. If you don’t take into account the centuries of oppression indigenous people did and still do faced...
Amber: Some Ways to Improve your Self-Confidence →
onlinecounsellingcollege: 1. Don’t compare yourself to others. You are totally unique, and have different talents, abilities and strengths. 2. Never criticise or put yourself down. There are plenty of others who will do that for you. You need to be your biggest, and you greatest,…
suicideharlot asked: I always just thought of the term "twerk" just meaning to jut your booty out or a style of dance all about the booty. I'm sure it would just depend on context but I don't think its an inherently offensive term. I think its more over sexualized then anything else.
Message that asked to remain anonymous: Hi! I don’t know if you are white but I think you are? Maybe it isn’t heaps appropriate for you to say “twerk”. I don’t really know because I am white and from Australia but it definitely felt not okay for me reading it… Anyways, thanks for your blog! Also, can you please not publish this with my name? Thanks! Yes, I...
RBI-related Word Vomit
I think I keep randomly directing this blog into a more personal direction sometimes, I hope that’s okay. I never know what anyone expects out of this place, often I wonder how anyone is able to follow me at all. I’m learning so much and soaking it all in and just flying by the seat of my pants. I’ve been really interested in how body image ties into sexuality and...
If your feminism is silencing women, you’re probably doing it wrong.– http://fuckyeahsocialjusticesally.tumblr.com/ (via lostlittlebirdy)
taechic asked: Hello there I think this blog is fabulous. I've pretty much been small all my life, never really had issues with it so of course my perception of body image has always come from that point of view, but your blog is really eye-opening, there's so many things I never realized that I see clearly are so true. Lately I've been really interested in this topic of body image. I'll...
eyes-of-golden-lies: Hey guys, this is my little brother, Mikey. He’s 9 years old. The other day my best friend and I were watching “Americas next top model” and he came in the room and got really upset at how all of the girls seemed to be breaking down over the things they couldn’t control. One girl, who was very thin, was complaining that she was a “fat bitch” and how she needed to lose at...
livinginmiasma asked: Hi, I share a similar dream with you, I really want to become a photographer and then be involved in advertising to try to change the way the media objectifies and ostricizes people. I was curious if you had any advice on how to get started, I'm 16 right now, but I was curious how you got your job now?
IDIOSYNCRATIC ROUTINE: I find it really odd when... →
nessfraserloves: I find it really odd when people who are more or less against unmedicated birth and birth at home talk about how home birth advocates shame women who want to get epidurals and how awful these hippie witches are about it. Yes — it’s unfair for anyone to tell you that you’re birthing the wrong way….