“And so you get people who describe models in truly awful terms. You get people who throw around the slogan ‘Real women have curves!’ as if thin women aren’t real women…. But the anger directed at thin people in general isn’t accomplishing anything. I’m sure, for some people, it’s going to be a really important step on the road to self-acceptance. I just don’t want it to be yet another broken paradigm we are trying to put in place of the current (equally as broken) one. Let’s recruit thin people as our body acceptance allies. They are being fed the same bucket of horse shit that we are. They have their own body issues. And while we might wish we had their problems, they still have problems. It would reflect well on us not to dismiss them so lightly.”
And Weetabix on Elastic Waist:
“We have fat friends. We have skinny friends. We have in-between friends, and friends who used to be skinny, and friends who used to be fat, and friends who never notice whether we’ve lost or gained 20 pounds or if they do, they certainly don’t say anything about it. So why do we hate the Angelina Jolies and Nicole Kidmans out there?”
In general, I feel fine about thin people and people who are losing or want to lose weight; I think people should be at whatever weight feels healthy and comfortable for them. On the other hand, I know I am guilty of a double standard when I find it okay to speak critically about Courtney Love in a bathing suit, but not Tyra Banks. But I’ll work on it.
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