One day I was grappling with shame and self-consciousness over my tendency to take stock of the kinds of people new people in my life surround themselves with. I was thinking about this in relation to bodies and, specifically, race and fatness. Until that moment I had internalized this behavior as unnecessary, judgmental, and even shallow. But I had a realization that allowed … [Read more...]
Hey, fellow folks with thin privilege (you should know who you are): We need to talk. I’ve been seeing a lot of people equating skinny shaming and fat shaming — and I want to declare, on the record, that this is wrong and harmful. There is a huge difference between skinny shaming and fat shaming, and it’s a difference of scale and systemic power dynamics. Body shaming against … [Read more...]
The other day I came across an article entitled ‘Facebook was right to remove an advert featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday’. Starting with the line ‘Images of significantly overweight women are as damaging as [images of] size zero women’, this article explains that promotional material featuring Holliday was banned from Facebook because the images were showing a state of … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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