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#flashbackfriday #fbf to about a year and a half ago when I was doing very well with my weight loss goals. Ive always been a thick girl and i will always be a thick girl. But physically i felt at my best in this photo. I have about 30 lbs to lose to get back to this size but im working on it every day. Im already down 9 :) #inspiration #fitspiration #behappy #behealthy #plussize #curvy #girlswithtattoos #alternative #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards

BECAUSE being a hot fat girl is a lot of work and is undervalued or unrecognized.
Because a fat girl still has to pay more money for uglier clothes or spend 11 hours at the thrift store to find anything hot to wear.
Because if you take the elevator people think you’re lazy but if you’re on the treadmill people laugh.
Because men like John Goodman and Bernie Mac get to have careers on television but most sitcom moms of three still have size-two waists.
Because even feminist magazines publish fat-phobic articles under the guise of it being a “health issue.”
Because anti-capitalist activists still use expressions like “fat capitalist pig.”
Because girls are dieting at the age of nine.
Because side effects of the most popular diet drugs are seizures, heart failure, fecal urgency, breast cancer, lung disease, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, dangerously high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, psychosis, strokes, hallucinations and sudden death.
Because the Cooper Institute’s ongoing study of 30,000 people has found that those who are fittest live the longest, no matter what they weigh.
Because the doctor who said that there were 30,000 “obesity-related” deaths each year received over $2 million in research funding from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers.
Because that study prompted the FDA to approve Phen-Phen and Redux.
Because fat hatred is a money-making industry.
Because fat people who exercise live longer than thin people who don’t.
Because if you lose weight ’cause you’re sick people tell you how great you look.
Because hatred is so ingrained in every single one of us, especially inside the heart of even the hottest fat girl.
Because even the most progressive people don’t talk or write about it.
Because I am tired of being ignored, invisible, de-sexualized and told that I have such a pretty face.
Because it’s not fat that kills, it’s fear of fat.**
For all that and more I am a part of the HOT FAT GIRL REVOLUTION!
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Your post was incredibly insensitive! I have a friend that was bullied everyday of school for being "too skinny" it wasn't something she could help. Rumors were spread that she had an eating disorder and she couldn't escape it. Let alone my "Too skinny" friends who had eating disorders Like often times over weight people have disorders Don't say that skinny shaming and fat shaming are not equal because it makes you seem ignorant and jealous and honestly you don't know what the fuck you're saying

zitoa:

they aren’t equal though.

i never said thin shaming wasn’t terrible, but if you seriously try to pretend like it happens as often and as bad as fat shaming, you’re lying. 

and as unfortunate as body shaming is, at the end of the day, your “too skinny” friend is closer to what is deemed acceptable by society than, say, a plus size girl. there isn’t an entire industry hellbent on eradicating your too skinny friends. your too skinny friends can walk into a store and fit into the clothes without having to worry about spending a fortune. your too skinny friends don’t have to listen to doctors drone on about how unrelated illnesses like a cold could be cured by weight loss. 

i’m well aware that overweight people can have eating disorders, painfully so. binge eating disorder is how i gained all my weight in the first place. so uh, thanks for bringing that up but i got it already. 

i’m bad at wording things sometimes, but here’s a good chunk of what i’m trying to say from a really good article ( x

Fat people are consistently mocked on television and in movies. Magazines have whole issues devoted to “Worst Bathing Suit Bodies”. Fat people are told how they should (and shouldn’t) dress, how they should eat. They are judged much more critically, and much more frequently than non-fat people. They are targets, because they are at the weaker end of the power dynamic. That is what makes “fat bitch” a different insult than “skinny bitch” and why fat shaming is different than thin shaming. Neither is positive, and neither should be acceptable. But thin shaming doesn’t excuse fat shaming.

also, as a bonus, please have (and actually read) my favorite article on thin shaming vs fat shaming. it’s written by a woman who is and always has been thinner.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

i seriously do encourage you to read those articles, they word very well what i cannot. 

i’m not jealous, i do know what the fuck i’m talking about. basically, when people try to compare thin shaming to fat shaming, it’s kind of an attempt at being seen as a victim, or an underdog

and i’m sorry but as a thin person in a thin-obsessed world, you really are not an underdog. 

So much truth. Body shaming in general is not acceptable in any form. However we cannot deny we live in a society where it is favored upon and desired to be thin, and frowned upon to be fat or bigger than “normal”.

But at the end of the day, what exactly is “normal”?

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