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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.
Jun 29 '14
policymic:

After designers refused to dress her for the Oscars, Melissa McCarthy launched her own clothing company

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," McCarthy said in the July issue of the magazine. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."
Instead, McCarthy walked the 2012 red carpet in a dress by Marina Rinaldi, a designer available at high-end deparment stores. While she looked great in the frock, the fact that designeers were unwilling or (even more implausable) unable to design a dress for the A-list star says a lot about the stigma still attached to plus-sized fashion.
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policymic:

After designers refused to dress her for the Oscars, Melissa McCarthy launched her own clothing company

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," McCarthy said in the July issue of the magazine. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."

Instead, McCarthy walked the 2012 red carpet in a dress by Marina Rinaldi, a designer available at high-end deparment stores. While she looked great in the frock, the fact that designeers were unwilling or (even more implausable) unable to design a dress for the A-list star says a lot about the stigma still attached to plus-sized fashion.

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(Source: micdotcom)

Jun 19 '14
queenmerbabe:

Finisheddd. I’m thinking I’m gonna call her Marley The Fat Merbabe and she loves Orcas.

queenmerbabe:

Finisheddd. I’m thinking I’m gonna call her Marley The Fat Merbabe and she loves Orcas.

Jun 19 '14
fatbodypolitics:

sleepydumpling:

auspiciousminds:

from Viz magazine

I’ve often lamented that I need a t-shirt that says “I have a fucking head you know.”

Someone needs to make that shirt. Now.

fatbodypolitics:

sleepydumpling:

auspiciousminds:

from Viz magazine

I’ve often lamented that I need a t-shirt that says “I have a fucking head you know.”

Someone needs to make that shirt. Now.

Jun 18 '14
traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

Jun 2 '14
May 26 '14
fancybidet:

Fat Pageantry brooches now up on fancyladyindustries.com!

fancybidet:

Fat Pageantry brooches now up on fancyladyindustries.com!

May 25 '14
oliviaarti:

my #wcw Gabourey Sidibe 💚 #beautyredefined #bodypositive #loveyourbody #sizeacceptance #fatpositive #effyourbeautystandards

oliviaarti:

my #wcw Gabourey Sidibe 💚 #beautyredefined #bodypositive #loveyourbody #sizeacceptance #fatpositive #effyourbeautystandards

May 7 '14
"

Our society as a whole believes that fat people deserve shaming, that shaming might make us lose weight. It may work for a short period, motivating a fat person to try weight loss yet again. However, shame makes us feel less worthy so that we actually take worse care of ourselves in the end.


Society has a marked interest in fat people feeling shame. I previously spoke about Foucault and scapegoats. Society loves scapegoats, the oppressed, but they love scapegoats who think they deserve to be scapegoated even more. Then, when things are blamed on the oppressed, they do not fight back. The oppressed do not resist the poor treatment they receive because they feel ashamed. Society gets the relief of having a scapegoat without the muss and fuss of resistance.

"
~from the upcoming book The Unloved Child: Collateral Damage in the War on Obesity by Lonie McMichael author of Talking Fat and Acceptable Prejudice? (via loniemc)
Apr 28 '14
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