Margaret Cho for Miss Representation (x)
Weight loss tip from me to you, feel free to write it down
Stop carrying around all that self-loathing cause that shit is heavy
Practice the radical concept of self-love
“ Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have…undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It’s because he doesn’t care! He’s in a room with a naked girl, he just won the lottery. I am so tired of saying no, waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before, counting every calorie I consumed so I know just how much self loathing to take into the shower. I’m going for it. I have no interest in being obese, I’m just through with the guilt. So this is what I’m going to do, I’m going to finish this pizza, and then we are going to go watch the soccer game, and tomorrow we are going to go on a little date and buy ourselves some bigger jeans. ”
Here is the rest of the comic that I have been working on all semester. You will have to look at it full-size on my page to see all the details! (I posted this little preview a couple of months ago and it has recently been getting some love!) Hope you all like the rest of it. This has been a very meaningful project to me. Read more about it after the cut!
News Anchor Takes Down A Bully of the Day: Last Friday, Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston received an email from a viewer attacking her weight.
This morning, she responded to him on the air:To the person who wrote me that letter — do you think I don’t know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don’t see?…
Livingston went on to point out that October isNational Bullying Prevention Month, and that she hopes the incident will raise awareness of bullying behavior, which is “passed down from people like the man who wrote me that email.”If you are at home and talking about the fat news lady, guess what? Your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat.
this made me tear up, thank god for people like her
“ I’m so sick of weight-loss shows. I’m sick of people coming out and revealing new bodies and then belittling the old bodies they once had, bodies that some of us possess. Contrary to popular belief, being fat doesn’t mean you hate yourself, it doesn’t mean you lack self-respect, it doesn’t mean you deserve to be humiliated, degraded, ignored, and dehumanized; it doesn’t mean you’re ugly or stupid or worthless, but that’s how society wants us to feel and I’m just sick of it. If I’m not dieting, if I’m not spending every moment of my life counting calories and apologizing for the size of my body; if I’m not taking the abuse and the punishment and the cruel looks and the hateful words, if I actually dare to accept myself, then I’m crucified. I’m sick of living in a world that tells me on a constant basis that I am not good enough, that if I just lose weight I will be worthy of the conditional love it has to offer. I don’t want any part of a world like that. I will fight that world and, in it’s place, I will create a new world, one that is my own, one that is made of art and poetry and feminism and compassion and intelligence and pleasure and love, love for myself and love for others, love that has no conditions and no limits, love that too many of us are denied. ”
So my 3 year old wanted Dora underwear, instead of his usual Thomas brand. Not being one to stand in his way of happiness, we go get a Dora package. The 2/3T ones looked…small. I glance at the back. 2T/3T weight is 20-27 pounds. That’s odd, I think, because his Thomas 3T underwear fit okay. 3T in BOYS underwear goes up to 32 pounds, and 2T starts at 26. So girl children are supposed to be ALREADY a third of their weight lighter than boy children. Because we need to start fat shaming the next generation AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
…That was my keyboard rage mash. Fuck.
this is ridiculous
it’s mine go away
“ The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change. ”
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.
It’s also important to note that medically, they won’t give you the diagnosis of an eating disorder unless you’re considered underweight.