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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.
Aug 6 '14
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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:

Ugly
Unhealthy
Smelly
Lazy
Ignorant
Undisciplined
Unlovable
Burdensome
Embarrassing
Unfashionable
Mean
Angry
Socially inept
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.

"
Kate Harding (via annecarsons)

(Source: catholicaramis)

Jul 16 '14
madamethursday:

[Image: A black and white photo of several very fat women dressed in cold weather gear doing side bend calisthenics.]
Photo: credit unknown

madamethursday:

[Image: A black and white photo of several very fat women dressed in cold weather gear doing side bend calisthenics.]

Photo: credit unknown

(Source: kukumonto-weird)

Jul 15 '14
"Fat shaming, though cruel, is another form of bullying that often goes unchecked because people believe that it will spur others to lose weight, and, as the logic typically goes, become healthier. This is misguided first and foremost because there’s nothing inherently wrong with being fat (see No. 3). And even if there were, fat shaming doesn’t help people lose weight.

According to researchers, those who experience weight discrimination are more likely to become or remain obese. Even simply calling someone “fat” can have this effect: A recent long-term study out of UCLA found that young girls who were called fat by someone close to them at age 10 were more likely to be obese later in life.

Rebecca Puhl, deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, echoed this sentiment in an interview with NBC News regarding a previous study that had reached a similar conclusion: “Stigma and discrimination are really stressors. … And we know that eating is a common reaction to stress and anxiety.”"
9 Facts Shatter the Biggest Stereotypes About Fat People: 6. Fat shaming isn’t helpful. (via sancty)

(Source: sancty)

Jul 14 '14
"The study offers further depressing insights. Not only did the male pretend jurors prove “significantly more likely” to find the obese female defendants—rather than the slim ones—guilty, but the trim male participants were worst of all, frequently labeling the fat women “repeat offenders” with “awareness” of their crimes."
Jul 11 '14
"You would think that fat individuals would breathe a sigh of relief at hearing that fat isn’t changeable. Experts often tout this belief when arguing against fat acceptance. … In fact, I have had people sneer or laugh at my work, but when someone gets upset at me, even furious, they are almost always very fat. In my experience, most fat people desperately want to be thinner and will try anything and everything to get that way.

When I tell them they have very little chance of ever being slim, I am telling them that, with our society as it is, they will always be socially unacceptable.

When I tell someone they have no hope of being thinner, I tell them they have no hope of this changing, unless they are willing to fight in order to change society – a much bigger job than a diet. No wonder people are willing to mutilate their bodies and risk death in order to be thinner. That is, most fat individuals would do anything to be socially acceptable."
Lonie McMichael, Talking Fat (via loniemc)
Jul 9 '14

so-treu:

suthrnblakbear:

Texas Rangers player Prince Fielder from ESPN’s upcoming 2014 Body Issue. Daaaaaamn!

this shit literally made my morning. hell, my whole DAY.

Jul 5 '14

We are accepting submissions!

fatbodypolitics:

trans-fatties-unite:

Hello friends!  We are a relatively new blog specifically by, for, and about fat trans people!  We need your input and submissions to become a really great safe, affirming, positive, and helpful place for EVERYONE who identifies as trans and fat.  Trans ladies, trans dudes, bigender and genderqueer and agender folk, and everyone in between - all are welcome.

We take submissions of awesome selfies, helpful guides, fashion resources, questions about whatever, and general affirmative, positive posts.  The more input we get from the community, the better this blog will be for all of you!

A new blog for fat trans people. Check it out and submit!

Jul 1 '14

Fat hacks should be a thing

fancybidet:

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.

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.

Read more | Follow policymic

(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.