Sad little lives

Who are these people who spend what seems to be the entirety of their sad little lives trolling the fat acceptance, fat activism, body positivity and related tags? Their obsession with fat hate and body policing speaks volumes about how empty their own lives are. Why do they care so much that fat people are refusing to be shamed, hate themselves or their bodies?

But it proves fat activism is having an impact; otherwise why would they be fighting so hard against it. Our peace of mind and happiness disturbs them.

The “Fat Acceptance Only for the Acceptably Fat” crowd are just invested in getting us to consent to them drawing a line. It doesn’t really matter where they are trying to draw it at any given point. What they really care is that we let them draw a line, because then they turn this not into a discussion of rights, respect, and dignity, but one into a negotiation of who they get to deprive of rights, respect, and dignity. And once we enter into that negotiation, it won’t end until

— Brian at red3blog speaks wisdom.

I guess it’s the nature of Tumblr, but it would have been nice to have a "From Fatadelic" credit attached to this, seeing as it was extracted from one of my blog posts. http://fatadelic.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/diet-talk-and-fat-acceptance
Cheers.
nynakin:

1. Self Acceptance ≠ Body Acceptance
Self Acceptance relates to the inner whereas Body Acceptance relates to the outer… [read more]
2. Fat Acceptance vs Size Acceptance – Allies with a difference
Philosophically, Size Acceptance and Fat Acceptance are very similar.   SA and FA both advocate an end to size & weight related  discrimination. The point of difference to my mind is that Fat Acceptance explicitly  states that FAT is – and must be – part of that discussion; there can be  no upper weight or size limit to our quest for rights and acceptance… [read more]
3. Dieting and Body Acceptance are mutually exclusive If you are dieting, then you believe your body as it currently stands is  unacceptable. It really doesn’t  matter whether you are trying to lose weight for cosmetic or ‘health  reasons’… [read more]
4.  Therefore Fat Acceptance and Dieting are mutually exclusive If you believe your own body is so unacceptable that you must starve and  shrink it, then by extension, you also must believe that bodies of  people who are as large or larger than you are unacceptable…   [read more]
5. Diet all you like, just don’t talk about it in Fat Acceptance spacesI really don’t care if you diet. But Fat Acceptance  spaces are one place where that cultural pressure is eased (not removed,  eased) for a while.  I do not require your validation for my choice,  nor do I require you to stop dieting…  [read more]

I guess it’s the nature of Tumblr, but it would have been nice to have a "From Fatadelic" credit attached to this, seeing as it was extracted from one of my blog posts. http://fatadelic.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/diet-talk-and-fat-acceptance

Cheers.

nynakin:

1. Self Acceptance ≠ Body Acceptance

Self Acceptance relates to the inner whereas Body Acceptance relates to the outer… [read more]

2. Fat Acceptance vs Size Acceptance – Allies with a difference

Philosophically, Size Acceptance and Fat Acceptance are very similar. SA and FA both advocate an end to size & weight related discrimination. The point of difference to my mind is that Fat Acceptance explicitly states that FAT is – and must be – part of that discussion; there can be no upper weight or size limit to our quest for rights and acceptance… [read more]

3. Dieting and Body Acceptance are mutually exclusive
If you are dieting, then you believe your body as it currently stands is unacceptable. It really doesn’t matter whether you are trying to lose weight for cosmetic or ‘health reasons’… [read more]

4. Therefore Fat Acceptance and Dieting are mutually exclusive
If you believe your own body is so unacceptable that you must starve and shrink it, then by extension, you also must believe that bodies of people who are as large or larger than you are unacceptable… [read more]

5. Diet all you like, just don’t talk about it in Fat Acceptance spaces
I really don’t care if you diet. But Fat Acceptance spaces are one place where that cultural pressure is eased (not removed, eased) for a while. I do not require your validation for my choice, nor do I require you to stop dieting…  [read more]

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“Fat and Fatter” Grrr!

Normally wouldn’t post this in two places - but I’ve just posted this to my main blog in response to Australia’s ABC screening a program called “Fat and Fatter” which is extemely fat hating, exploitative and offensive.

“Fat and Fatter” is the most offensively fat-hating program I have ever seen – and worse, it masqueraded as ‘helping’ two young girls, when in reality it was just a freak show with scare tactics thrown in. No doubt this was someone’s misguided attempt at a ‘public health notice’, but that’s not an excuse. Fat nd Fatter is just not up to ABC’s normally high broadcast standards, and I am appalled that the ABC even considered obtaining screening rights to this exploitative tabloid show, let alone actually going so far as to screen it.

The full post is on my main blog.

It occurred to me the other day that fat – considered, in excess, a prima facie pathogen – has come to occupy the place of the medieval humours, and diet and exercise regimens, to make no mention of actual invasive surgery, are absolutely modern bloodletting. The parallels are actually kind of spooky: near-universal support from the medical establishment, temporary and perceptual gains in health, and, on the unlikely realization of its stated goal, mortality.


Physician, heal thyself.

— From ‘Medieval' by Defective Thin Person.

Fatiquette #7

Fatitude is everything.

Claim your space in the world and do it with style.

Fatiquette #6

Food is not ‘good’, ‘bad’ or even ‘naughty’.

Food has no moral value.

Fatiquette #5

The Fat Fashion Rules are that there are no Fat Fashion Rules

Wear what pleases YOU.

I’m always amused by people who say, “The Laws of Physics are undeniable. Calories-in/calories-out. Blah. Blah. Blah.” When I give talks about weight diversity and how we can all live happier, healthier lives if we adopt Health At Every Size principles, I ask audiences (full of people of all sizes usually mostly thin and average-weight)…”Have you ever known someone who ate a lot of fast food, pizza, etc., and never exercises, stayed home all day playing video games or watching tv.” Lots of people in the audience will laugh and raise their hands. Then I say…”But those people are breaking the Laws of PHYSICS!!!”

Marilyn Wann (in comments) (via donewiththisshit)

Fatiquette #4

You have the right to bare arms.