lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

gofatyourself:

themanicpixiedreamgrrrl:

fatbodypolitics:

lovethyfatness:

Trust me— you need to click through and watch the trailer for this documentary. 

Watch the trailer! Donate and share!!

OMG I love and admire all these people, and there is a very special place in my heart for Virgie Tovar.

This is something very, very important.  PLEASE DONATE.

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gofatyourself:

themanicpixiedreamgrrrl:

fatbodypolitics:

lovethyfatness:

Trust me— you need to click through and watch the trailer for this documentary.

Watch the trailer! Donate and share!!

OMG I love and admire all these people, and there is a very special place in my heart for Virgie Tovar.

This is something very, very important.  PLEASE DONATE.

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fatbodypolitics:

-Marilyn Wann

fatbodypolitics:

-Marilyn Wann

(Source: fatanarchy)

marilynwann:

#StomachAppreciationSaturday
This is a screen capture from the consent form for weight-loss surgery at a North Carolina hospital, chosen at random. So-called weight-loss surgery is being done to teens. (I say so-called because lots of people don’t lose weight or regain most or all of the weight they lose after surviving stomach amputation.) Although it’s presented as a health-enhancing surgery, it carries many physically devastating risks and the majority of patients are women. I wonder how many of them know they won’t be able to use oral birth control.

marilynwann:

#StomachAppreciationSaturday

This is a screen capture from the consent form for weight-loss surgery at a North Carolina hospital, chosen at random. So-called weight-loss surgery is being done to teens. (I say so-called because lots of people don’t lose weight or regain most or all of the weight they lose after surviving stomach amputation.) Although it’s presented as a health-enhancing surgery, it carries many physically devastating risks and the majority of patients are women. I wonder how many of them know they won’t be able to use oral birth control.

madamethursday:

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.

red3blog:

fatgirlposing:

queervegancunt:

ihatecispeople:

eatfithappiness:

honestly wasn’t expecting that post to be repesctful

They still took a picture of this person without their permission, posted it on the internet, and called them a fatty. Yeah, i dont exactly find that respectful.

They also assume that bc the person is fat, they must hate themselves and want to be thin. They assume that the person is fat because they ate or drank too much or were lazy for some period before they began exercising. They aren’t showing respect to a fat person, they’re showing respect to a potential thin person

reblogging for the last two comments. the post from the asshole with thin privilege is extremely disrespectful.

Wow, what a twist from the OP! You think think they are being an invasive fat shaming asshole, but THEN you realize that all along they were actually being an invasive fat shaming asshole who self-righteously feels like they should be congratulated for it because they think their abuse is inspiration. Quite the reversal!

This.

(Source: fit-nnitsa)

rachelecateyes:

My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!

questions@venusindexsupport.com

Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.

Fatties roll out!

lumpy-pizza-princess:

Fat babes gotta stick together.
Take no shit.
Call out problematic behavior.

lobsteroverlord asked: Hi, I was just wondering what you think of "thin shaming" e.g., calling someone who is naturally thin anorexic and saying "men like meat not bones" do you think that it is actually discriminatory?

wtfplus:

i’m going to pretend this is a good faith question even though we both know it’s not. haha. don’t say i never did anything for you ! this post is addressed to a general ‘you’ and not you specifically- this response is the result of being asked this (and ignoring it) a billion times.

i think that insulting people based on their body is mean, and cruel, and hurtful, and can be very psychologically damaging.  peoples’ bodies (especially people who are not cis males) are policed, regulated, objectified, disrespected, and insulted. i think it’s depressing and cruel that women in particular are told that they’re too fat or skinny, to eat a sandwich, that they’re anorexic, that they need to lose weight, that they aren’t or are ‘real women’ because of what their body looks like, etc.

however, 'thin shaming' is not equal to fat discrimination. it is like ‘reverse racism’ or ‘misandry’- a fairy tale created by a privileged majority who are resentful that they can’t have all of the attention instead of most of the attention. never, ever in my life have i ever seen ‘thin shaming’ brought up in good faith in a conversation between thin people where the point of the conversation wasn’t to derail, exhaust resources dedicated to, or denigrate conversations about fat shaming. if you are able to forget something is happening until another oppressed group is talking about their oppression, you are probably not oppressed.

fat people deal with the meanness too, and that can be very damaging and lead to things like eating disorders and self-harm and low self-esteem. on top of that however, we deal with discrimination. to quote, well, me:

we exist in a dominant culture where thin bodies are praised, represented, celebrated, and accommodated. when you are passed up for jobs or lose jobs or make less money because of your weight, are denied access to medical care and health insurance or discriminated against by your doctor because of your weight, when you cannot physically fit into the world around you because it is not made for people your size, when you are asked to pay double the fare on airplanes, when the government declares your body to be an ‘epidemic' and wages a 'war' on it, when you cannot buy clothes in stores, when your credibility is doubted because of your weight, when your chances of being found guilty in a criminal trial are greater because of your weight, when your perceived health is constantly up for judgment and question, when there is no representation of you in media that isn’t the butt of a joke or some kind of crude slob/glutton, when you are blamed for your health or disability because of your weight, when you are constantly told by the dominant culture that you are unattractive/unlovable/disgusting/smelly/obscene because of your weight…

when those things start happening, we can pay equal attention to ‘thin shaming’ as a form of discrimination. until then, i’ll thank you to not bother fat people with this stuff in spaces created for fat people.  this blog has nothing to do with thin people; it was not created for you, and it is not a blog about your life experiences. if you like it, that is awesome ! welcome !  if you don’t like it, maybe one day people will create a fashion blog with thin people, fingers crossed. we have carved out these spaces for ourselves to discuss our lives and problems, to bond over our experiences, and there is no room here for ‘equal’ time to be spent on ‘thin shaming’.  it sucks to have people criticize your body; it sucks that we live in a culture where some (but not anywhere near most) fat people get fed up with individual thin people and say mean or ‘bitter’ things about them. it sucks. i do not support it. i will never, ever say anything cruel or weird or intrusive about thin bodies (or anyone’s body, or my own body), and i will call out anyone else who does. but please, please, for the love of god stop insisting that it’s the same thing as fatphobia. it isn’t, and you know it.