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STFU Sizists

Welcome to a fat-friendly environment in which to share positive thoughts on fat and size acceptance, and to showcase some of the greatest hits of fatphobic ignorance!

If you'd like to submit something, please go ahead!

This is a HAES-positive space, so please do not make assumptions about anyone's health (not that you should be anyway)

This is also a trans*-friendly, feminist-friendly, pro-choice, anti-ableist and anti-racist space, so please keep that in mind.

If you are here to concern troll, please read these before submitting:

http://kateharding.net/faq/but-dont-you-realize-fat-is-unhealthy/
http://makefriendswithfood.blogspot.com/2010/03/5-things-i-learned-about-being-healthy.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_at_Every_Size
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/fat-acceptance-faq/health/


...and if you still want to judge people's worthiness of respect by their health... well then you're just a douche.

If your question is deemed to be concern trolling it may be deleted. Or you might get your ass handed to you on a plate.
Apr 16 '14
writeswrongs:

satelliteshowers:

fattyforever:

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

watch me be loud as hell

writeswrongs:

satelliteshowers:

fattyforever:

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

watch me be loud as hell

Apr 14 '14

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.

Apr 12 '14
"You can’t deny that thin privilege works on a scale. A size 4 has privilege that a size 14 doesn’t, who in turn has privilege that a size 24 doesn’t, who yet again has privilege that a size 34 doesn’t, and so on. I’m definitely fat. But I’m not the only fat person in the world, or the fattest person in the world, and my experiences, while true for me, don’t make someone else’s conflicting experiences less true."
Apr 12 '14

popular tagged unpopular

red3blog:

If you tag fat shaming with “unpopular opinion”, you functionally don’t understand what the word “unpopular” means.

Apr 9 '14
"Diet culture tells us to put food we don’t like into a body we don’t like and makes us believe this behavior will lead to happiness. It’s paradoxial. We have to change our mindset and the rest will follow, I promise. It doesn’t have to be a fight."
Feb 22 '14
Dec 13 '13

The Bitter taste in my mouth: How the size of my ass is a fashion albatross.

plussizepanda:

therackgirls:

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Dark Green Cross Velvet Skirt

Today on my dashboard a picture of a girl popped up, she was wearing this skirt. So excited was I at the sight of this skirt, that I physically reacted and gasped before immediately going through the frenzy of link-following clickery that led me eventually to Romwe.

If you don’t know about Romwe and are of the plus size body type, I’d suggest not going there. Its the kind of unfairly stylish website that supplies a mind boggling array of trendy unique clothing to anyone who can fit it and has the money.

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Painting Print Umbrella Skirt

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Cat Face White Dress

I’m not talking about the usual level of trendiness one can find at any old Forever 21. I’m talking about the kind of off-beat, wacky, borderline unwearable treasures you see on tumblr or on lookbook and think “God I’d love to put my body in that”

Who wouldn’t want to spend a day sashaying around in a dark green velvet skirt with glinting gold cross decorations? Who wouldn’t want to shock and awe the masses in a dress with a cat’s face on it, or a skirt printed with a painting of what might be The Last Supper? 

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Lion Print Bodycon Dress

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Printed Design Bodycon Dress

It’s these kinds of painfully cool, wonky, and amazing items that can take someone’s wardrobe to a completely new level. I’m always all for being optimistic about a plus sized girl’s ability to bang together a look similar to, or exactly like, what’s currently in fashion. I like the idea of being able to put together a look that is current and attractive, despite having to use 10 times the effort that a straight sized girl would. But despite this mindset, sometimes I get knocked on my bum by websites like Romwe, which offer to the masses a cut-price version of the kind of otherworldly fashion wares obscure labels (like Black Milk or Wildfox) previously had a monopoly on. 

I guess its just really bitter to be reminded that, despite clawing out some market space for Those Like Me, plus size fashion is still so small and so limited. While items like the ones I’ve posted above are niche even in straight size fashion, it still remains that you can go to multiple places and find galaxy print leggings, dresses, skirts, etc. while there is maybe a single and very obscure place you can find halfway decent ones for plus size women. 

Since my tastes veer towards the quirky, Wednesday Addams gothic-esque side, its tragic for me to browse Romwe and clap eyes on so many items that exactly suit what I want out of a piece of clothing. 

Plus size fashion designers, where are you? Can you hear me? Because I don’t know how you can deny me and any like me the opportunity to stunt like no one’s business in clothes like these. Do you know how fly I’d look in a mosaic print dress? No? Well neither the hell do I, and you know why? Cuz ya’ll need to step your game up. Its things like wanting to be able to wear things you like and can’t find in your size, that contribute to girls’ obsession with being thin. 

I never so much wanted to “be like other girls” or to “be able to dress like other girls” as I wanted to “be able to find clothes I like and fit my style”. And what plus size clothes really seem to be saying sometimes is, if this one style is not your style then you are SOL because that’s all we’ve got.

As grateful as I am to be able to find a freakum dress now as opposed to ankle length full-sleeve sacks of yesteryear, and as much as I think Forever 21+ has grown since its inception, I do still feel the sting of exclusion. It might feel even shittier now than it did before when there was nothing. The idea behind it being, if you can give me the basics and have worked out that a size 18 can look good in the same kind of thing a size 8 can, why don’t you make more interesting things for girls in the plus range? I for one know a body con dress isn’t as worrisome as more structured, tailored items, the fabric stretches…a lot. So yeah, I’m pretty dissatisfied, and I know that when the charm of having to find my unique items in alternative ways (ebay, thrift) wears off, I’ll be left more than dissatisfied…I’ll probably be back to anger and bitterness.

/rant

Amen sister. I’m on the smaller size of plus and still find these frustrations. Let’s find where these people get their fabric printed and jack them for our own designs.

Dec 13 '13
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