“bell hooks says that “[b]eing oppressed means the absence of choices.” As a fat person, I only have two choices: a life of subjugation or a life of resistance.”

The life of subjugation is that life were I believe that I am bad for being fat. I am expected to constantly be trying to lose weight at all costs. I am expected to be the good fatty and wear dark colors while I sit in the corner and try to hide. I should never stand up, never stand out, and always apologize for people having to look at me.

A life of resistance simply means living. If I choose to wear anything that stands out – bright colors, fun prints, anything with style or panache – I am pegged as a rebel. If I choose to have a career in the spotlight, I obviously do not know my place. If I have a good time in public, I’m shoving my fat in people’s faces. If I choose to stand out in any way, I am glorifying obesity.

As a fat person, I only have two choices: to die quietly in the shadows or to buck the system. This is an “absence of choices.” This is a lack of options. This is oppression.

—Lonie McMichael, from the upcoming book, The Unloved child: collateral damage in the war on obesity. (via loniemc)

“Fat people are not broken and do not need to be fixed, especially not by this toxic diet culture mentality.”

(Source: anna-toman)

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antibsdeathknight:

red3blog:

GLORIFYING OBESITY or as fat people call it: Existing while fat

Obesity is about as beautiful as depression, schizophrenia or Cancer.
All are potentially lethal and none should be celebrated.

You’re a fucking worthless asshole. You provide literally no value to the world, yet obviously YOU want to be celebrated for being utterly disgusting trash.
Aside from you missing the point by proving the point that worthless trash assholes like you label mere existence while fat to be “glorification”, fat IS beautiful. And you know what? So is depression, schizophrenia, and cancer. As someone with loved ones with ALL of those conditions you trotted out as obvious horrors, FUCK YOU for wanting to place limits on the possibilities of their lives. What the FUCK is your problem that you felt the need to take people down a peg for having depression schizophrenia or cancer? What makes you so fucking entitled to reduce their lives to cautionary tales to aid in fat shaming a stranger, you fucking piece of shit.
No, sorry, that was unfair. Shit is at least the result of nourishment and that certainly can’t be said about you.

Goddamn I love a good shouty post.

red3blog:

antibsdeathknight:

red3blog:

GLORIFYING OBESITY
or as fat people call it: Existing while fat

Obesity is about as beautiful as depression, schizophrenia or Cancer.

All are potentially lethal and none should be celebrated.

You’re a fucking worthless asshole. You provide literally no value to the world, yet obviously YOU want to be celebrated for being utterly disgusting trash.

Aside from you missing the point by proving the point that worthless trash assholes like you label mere existence while fat to be “glorification”, fat IS beautiful. And you know what? So is depression, schizophrenia, and cancer. As someone with loved ones with ALL of those conditions you trotted out as obvious horrors, FUCK YOU for wanting to place limits on the possibilities of their lives. What the FUCK is your problem that you felt the need to take people down a peg for having depression schizophrenia or cancer? What makes you so fucking entitled to reduce their lives to cautionary tales to aid in fat shaming a stranger, you fucking piece of shit.

No, sorry, that was unfair. Shit is at least the result of nourishment and that certainly can’t be said about you.

Goddamn I love a good shouty post.

thewritingwriter4:

Heads up guys.  Body shaming doesn’t just happen to women.  Recently, baseball player Prince Fielder stripped down for ESPN’s Body issue and here are the comments that accompanied.  Now, I will acknowledge that these are all male contributes, but it’s still shining a light on fat shaming for men, and how athletes (and anyone who poses nude) are socially expected to be perfect.

I’m not going to downplay the amount of shit women get on their bodies, but I would like to point out that this made news today.

toxicsovereign:

the looks of confusion on people’s faces when you refer to yourself as fat in a completely neutral, casual way will never not be my favorite thing

Oh dear, yes! Ha ha!

(Source: snailwitch)

“Fat people have the right to exist in fat bodies regardless of how we got fat, what being fat means, or if we could be thin through some means – however easy or difficult. There are no other valid opinions on this – we have the right to exist without shaming, bullying or stigmatization, period.”

fancybidet:

Our segment on The Feed aired tonight. Here it is in convenient youtube form! Pls enjoy this screencap of me reading a magazine with Michelle Bridges on the front.