Sorry, but anorexic people are all thin (well, less than thin, underweight). That’s the only point I disagree with because of the medical criteria you have to meet to be diagnosed with anorexia. Of course you can have an ED and not be thin.
You don’t have to be diagnosed with an eating disorder to actually have one, though.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by excessive food restriction and fear, irrational fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body self-perception.
Many fat people who have ED’s are too afraid to seek medical help because not only is the medical industry known for blaming fat people’s health problems solely on their weight, but also because they are told that because they are fat, that it is impossible for them to have an eating disorder. (Unless that ED is overeating.) This erases the experience of fat people with eating disorders.
Oh no, I know this.
But, specifically about anorexia, ‘Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (e.g., weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected’.
I don’t believe for a second that you have to be thin to have an ED, that’s ridiculous. My point was literally only about anorexia. You can have the mindset of an anorexic but without the physical symptoms also, you’re not. I’m not saying this is right or wrong, I’m just saying. I would try and better illustrate my point but it’s a really touchy subject for me so I won’t do it here.
I don’t want to push this further because I don’t want to trigger you in any way.
Although I believe that weight loss can be a definite symptom of anorexia (and almost almost always is) there are fat people who, no matter what they do, cannot lose that much weight, but are still anorexic.
The point I’m trying to make here is that the medical industry has failed and is still failing fat people by refusing to include us. Instead, they opt for demonizing us and erasing us.
You don’t have to be thin to be anorexic. There are anorexic fat people. To say otherwise is erasing and privileged.
You wanna say how much you care about women? Go after bugbrennan. Collect your shit. She is stalking and harassing women. Prove you give a shit about trans women as much as you do about your own armpit hair. Prove you’re not all worshiping at the shrines of the second wave. Give a shit. Actual women are being harmed. Take a break from reblogging unknowablewoman’s ‘but including trans people in abortion conversations makes me sad’ shit. Take a break from ripping on black women and telling them they’re anti women for hating that Girls program. Take a break from all the toxic shit in your movement and go after this slime for harassing and stalking women, for outing women, for misgendering women. Prove your in this for more than the tired riotgrrl posters and knitted uteruses. Prove you give a shit about trans women.
Where are all the white women to collect their white trash? I seen cis black women and other cis WoC standing in solidarity all day.
major TW for cissexism/transphobia on this person’s page.
Three trans women were murdered this month in high-profile hate crimes. Coko in Detroit, Paige in Chicago, and Brandi in Oakland. These are only the deaths reported by the media. Three beautiful women snuffed out by violence directly aimed at them due to their gender. Why did these cases, out of the hundreds I’m sure went unreported receive so much attention? These women dared to fight back. Anyone who denies that the violence facing trans* people in this country is real, important, and systematic is not my friend or ally.
Butch Paradox : Masculine clothes on her body… Short hair framing her expressive eyes… The tough set of her jaw mixed with the sensuality of her lips… Confidence in the way she moves with just enough vulnerability underneath to make her real… Her eyes drilling into mine, followed by her blush when I smile at her… Her sheer strength, knowing she could kick the ass of anyone who bothered me, but she looks at me with such tenderness… The rough way she pushes me up against the wall mixed with the slow, sensual kiss when she claims my mouth… The way she starts off slow, teasing, and deliberate but then loses control and gets wild… Her roughly whispered words that make me feel so beautiful… The lustful, somewhat shocked, look on her face when she discovers how much I truly want her… The way she makes me hers…completely, relentlessly…and then holds me afterwards and shyly asks if I’m ok… And even though she needs to be aggressive and take control of her world, she respects me and my own need for independence, my intelligence, and my desire to stand next to her as equal…"
In the Bay this time. That makes, what? Three women murdered this month? Coko in Detroit, Paige in Chicago, and now Brandi. And remember it’s only six weeks since Mark Aguhar was murdered (yes, murdered). And I can’t help but think: how many have disappeared, have had their lives taken without a word?
Solidarity in mourning and vengeance. Fuck everyone.
So these two people are talking about swimsuits. And apparently, according to some stupid study, 53% of women get depressed even THINKING about wearing a swimsuit.
So these two morning show hosts invite their listeners to email them pictures of themselves in their swimsuits, and they will say whether it is a good suit or not. (Fucked up premise, I know.)
So then for the next fifteen minutes they insult the fat people who emailed them. “Omg she has two stomachs! One over the other!” “She has a butt where her stomach should be” “Oh god, she shouldn’t leave the house!”
And as I was listening I was getting so angry. But for some reason I couldn’t turn it off. It was like I was punishing myself. I was feeling worse and worse but I didn’t make it stop. Like I deserved to feel bad.
OH CAN I SHARE A BUTT STORY? i was doing a pokemon marathon with this super cute girl like a couple of months ago and she was reaching around for the chips but she touched my butt by mistake and she was like "dayum you have a really nice plushy butt" and i was like oh my god thanks you are really cute do you want to date me and she said yes. so now we're dating and it is all due to my butt, i am so so grateful.
Hey. I just wanted you to know, that because of your body positivism, I was able to think I was hawt hot hot earlier, and be able to flirt with cute nerdy boys. Now I'm able to go out to dinner and think I'm glamorously gorgeous and be awesome. So, thanks for helping me be awesome. :D