you are a terribly shitty person and a poor excuse for an ally if you can’t take constructive criticism from the group you’re supposed to be allying for.
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.
bolding the truth
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.
I sent them a message. You should too.
I hate you.
No one invited you to my face.
I was reading this really killer book called “Ourselves as we age” (it’s my bubbe’s.) It’s super sex positive, queer positive, and just cool.
Anyway, they were talking about masturbation. But they called it “Self pleasuring”.
They said that ‘masturbation’ comes from a term meaning “to polute with the hand.’ And they didn’t want their readers to see masturbation as poluting.
I fucking LOVE that. So I am going to try and use “self pleasure” instead of masturbate.
is that weird?
We are implicated in the murders of trans* people.
If you’re reading this, you probably haven’t physically killed a trans* person. But that doesn’t mean we are not implicated.
We are the reason people die.
Yes, it is soul crushing. Yes, it is depressing. Yes, it is hard to accept.
But it is NOT AS HARD as the trans* people who have to live with the violence we perpatrate every day.