submitted by thatawkwardgeekygirl:
I just can’t help but laugh at the OP of that post. Fashion is the single most screwed up part of a society hellbent on pressing a thin ideal. It isn’t even natural thin; the thin of the fashion world is enforced with threats of ostracism and shame, and every year the ideal gets thinner and thinner. When naturally slender women are forced into anorexia in order to represent that idea, something is wrong. Photoshop exacerbates the problems in the images in advertisements, because the unnatural aspect of the ideal can get smoothed over and artificially enhanced.
Fatshion is something I never heard of before the post I’m writing about, and yet I can’t help but feel mad respect for the idea. That’s a huge middle finger to an obsessive society whose goal is control; over your diet, your body, and your self esteem. When I, a woman who is naturally thin, has to start shopping for “larger” sizes when I haven’t changed in weight or width, can see the sheer insanity of the clothes/fashion industry, then saying that fatshion is “ostracisizing” is apparent lunacy at its finest. It’s not ostracism; it’s reclamation. It’s taking back self-esteem and pride in a body that society insists isn’t entitled to either of those things. That’s something to be lauded.