Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
I’VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR A LONG TIME THAT EATING DISORDERS AND SELF-HARM AND SELF-HATE ARE ENCOURAGED IN FAT PEOPLE.
Not to mention the shit that’s in diet pills and things. So many of the diseases that are commonly associated with “obesity” especially heart-related stuff have their roots in weight cycling (losing and gaining weight quickly), diet pill ephedrines and other unsafe weight loss behaviours. The fact that enough fat people have these kinds of diseases to make a lot of health care professionals and researchers think that weight causes them shows how many people have tried to lose weight in this way.
there was a time when we supported our own actors, produced our own shows and made our own entertainment to entertain us not the industry during that time period, we saw actors that looked like the first three, that looked like your mom, aunt, cousin, dad, uncle, somebody. So how did we end up with that blond one? here is a hint, we stopped recognizing our own as valid, we started believing that what we had was “less than”we stopped making our own and started asking others to support our efforts and in return there were conditions that created the blond one. Saw what you want about Oprah but she gets it. She is making entertainment for you to be approved by you. An oscar grammy,tony, emmy are all great but i bet you her NAACP image award means much more to her. I remember a time period where winning a grammy was cool, it meant that you made sales “in other markets” but to the artist, the soul train music award was something that marked achievement.Point STOP asking, “Why are there no black people on this show or that show.” start asking, “How do when get black shows on the air?” when people say that, “black shows wont make money.” remind them of the entire decade called the 90’s. Stop asking, “Why are there no black artists winning, Oscars, tonys, grammys, or emmys?” and start asking why do we not have our own awards? and why do the ones that we do have dont really mean anything (BET)” When you recognize the value of self and your own, you do not need validation from others. .
YES, there are people who find cultural appropriation and the use of slurs “ok” with them.
Does that mean it’s “ok” to do it to EVERYONE, even if they might be personally offended by it?
Also it is very important to realize that your irl friends saying this shit is ok may be out of a desire to not start drama and get into arguments. I fucking detest when straight people say faggot but I have a few straight friends who do and it is just not worth the shit to tell them to stop.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)Me
you might just “like” this but i do know that your “like” goes beyond.