Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Size Acceptance in the Media

I looove this quote about the treatement of fat people from Miss Conduct's Blog at

"People really, truly believe that it is not only acceptable, but right to treat fat people with disdain. I'm sad to say that I've been inculcated with enough societal garbage that I occasionally hate my own body--but as a thin (white, able-bodied, etc.) person I cannot fathom what it must be like to have others take it upon themselves to hate my body for me. As I've said before, if you think fat people have no self-discipline, consider the fact that they haven't killed you yet. "

Thanks to Kate Harding at Shapely Prose(link) for posting this earlier today.


Anonymous said...

As one movement gets extreme, so a backlash must occur, it seems. Young ladies unapologetically show muffin-tops, and the tsk-tsk crowd hits back with the hate-of-the-week, for example.

Yeesh. Josh