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But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:
Just plain icky
So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat."
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Fat people adapt to a world that is unkind to them and environments that ostracise them. I’ve started to realise that the secret ways in which I maneuver through the world could be seen as fat hacks, but usually I am so covert in my fat hacking because I don’t want to draw attention to my body. A lot of the time I don’t even realise I’m fat hacking because it’s just a normal practice in response to a world I don’t fit in to.
I’m going to be thinking about ways I fat hack my life and write about them and it’d be cool to read about the way other people fat hack too.