I feel this is very important.
It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.
I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.
"Most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted."
dumb but serious question: do fat activists want to be fat (potentially lifelong desire) or are they just making the best of their life situations (not to imply that it is a negative experience for these individuals to be fat)? i hope this is as offensive-free as it can be :x plz direct me to or educate me on language if necessary.
not a dumb question, I think I get what you mean
I THINK (pls feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) that you’re asking if fat activists work to maintain their fatness, or if they’re trying to self-care in a world that is downright nasty to them about a bodily reality they shouldn’t need to change in order to be treated well
and I think that I can’t speak for all fat activists!
but for me, my bodily reality is that I am fat and always have been, and I don’t think that I should subsequently be treated as less than human. I don’t think any person should be treated as less than human, regardless of their bodily reality.
in my experience and with my activism, it’s less about “wanting to be fat” and more about accepting yourself as you are, and loving the person you are, body included
honestly, if someone were to tell me tomorrow that they could wave a magic wand and I would be thin, that would be a really tough thing to turn down, just because I know that a lot of things about my life would be easier. but what I would RATHER is that all people, regardless of body size or race or gender identity or sexuality, were treated well and with compassion.
I hope this answers your question!
oh my god okay I’m putting a moratorium on songs about fuckin’ “all about that bass” and skinny shaming
i’m just not gonna answer them anymore, they will be immediately deleted because I’m getting ten a day and they’re all the same shit
at least ask me about anaconda (which is a fantastic song) instead, jesus
You say you'll find body positivity on your blog, but all I see is you bitching about how skinny shaming isn't real. Stupid entitled fat people , along with other minorities think the whole world should praise them for being so accepting of themselves. Nope. You're not healthy. it's gross.
I’d rather be fat than a racist bigoted coward sending anon hate, tbqh.
you know what kills me is that I’m getting hate mail over a conversation about a song I don’t even like
Natalia Kills ran her mouth today about how “All About That Bass” is a song that bullies and victimizes thin girls. I then ran my mouth about how that is a load of bullshit on a variety of levels. (x)
sigh. my last fav went and said some stupid shit.
But is Natalia Kills taking shots at Anaconda though? There literally was no such thing as skinny shaming until ”All About that Bass” and “Anaconda” came out.
I actually think you’re right and that Natalia Kills was initially talking about Anaconda, which I missed BUT HONESTLY
like, “fuck those skinny bitches” is about as harmful as saying “ban men” or “cis scum”
it’s not about individual people, it’s about an oppressive system that privileges certain kinds of people over others
Isn't saying, "we can have more than one conversation about a piece of media; yes, this message is bad, but this one over here is good" the exact opposite of what you and others were (rightly) saying about the film Lucy? In that case, it was, "it's not ok that this film is racist and empowers white women at the expense of people of color." But with this song you're saying, "it's ok that this song is heterosexist and empowers some women at the expense of others, because it empowers some women."