All I want is a creepy, pretty Victorian house overlooking the ocean, at least 3 cats and one dog, and enough money to support all of that and a lot of kickass clothing.
instead of “I love you no matter what sexuality/race/gender you are!”
try “I love you and will celebrate your identity with you!”
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.
E pior que encouraged nem é a palavra. Nós somos obrigadas mesmo, principalmente se buscarmos atendimento médico pra qualquer (QUALQUER) problema de saúde. Mandam a gente emagrecer pra só depois os médicos decidirem fazer algum exame.
E esse é um dos vários exemplos de como gordofobia mata.
I started an argument over this in my psychopathology class (namely over how the DSM weight criteria for an anorexia nervosa diagnosis is bullshit) and literally no one got it. I was so frustrated.