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On My History of Being Fat

@stuffisthings Right... I'm fighting for equal rights for fat folks, and for better media representation of them that doesn't engage in fear mongering and death sentencing, but I'M on the wrong side of history. Whatever you say, dude.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm 2

On My History of Being Fat

@piekin Here's a great new anthology of fat and fierce voices for you: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13594976-hot-heavy

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm 1

On My History of Being Fat

“Women who are fat are said to have ‘let themselves go.’ The very phrase connotes a loosening of restraints. Women in our society are bound. In generations past, the constriction was accomplished by corsets and girdles…. Women today are bound by fears, by oppression, and by stereotypes that depict large women as ungainly, unfeminine, and unworthy of appreciation…. Above all, women must control themselves, must be careful, for to relax might lead to the worst possible consequence: being fat.”
— “Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship,” by Cecilia Hartley

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm 15

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Posted on October 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm 0

On My History of Being Fat

@stuffisthings Oh, and this http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/i-take-space/201210/fat-choice
because seeing the way you linked smoking and being fat as choices is sad.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm 2

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@stuffisthings No, it's not the same thing at all. I'm just gonna leave these for you right here. Good luck on your journey.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120904193052.htm
http://lovelivegrow.com/2012/10/21-things-to-stop-saying-unless-you-hate-fat-people/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/health/in-study-weight-loss-did-not-prevent-heart-attacks-in-diabetics.html?_r=2&

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm 0

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Yeah, this essay and the book it's pimping are not meant to make fat people feel "represented" or good. It's very "Fat is a moral failing." The book is about someone who is killing themselves with food. The last line of this essay is about how the writer is fat-adjacent, but alive.
There are alive elderly fat folks.
In fact, there is research that fat people are more likely to survive heart attacks and cancer. I would like to take the compassionate route here and just think that Jami is on a journey.
I wrote & published two books and put my entire self into them, and stopped dating sleazeballs, and I *gained* 80 pounds. Happier than ever about my life. @Cat named Virtute and @Valley Girl, you are totes correct.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm 12