1. It doesn’t “make economic sense” to make clothes in many different styles for fat people. So, if fat people just stuck to wearing muumuus, that would be great, then?
I would ask why are thin women allowed to want different kinds of clothing and fat women are not? I’m pretty sure all of the thin people I have met want different kinds of clothing. I know for a fact that not all thin women want professional clothing or sun dresses. But the fact that they made it seem like asking for jeans is this crazy notion really pissed me off.
“But just because she has a big moom doesn’t make her a bad person, Mummy. Some fairies have big mooms and some fairies have little mooms but they are all good fairies.”
I want to talk about fat bodies tonight. Cos you know, all the stuff over the past week about body image, all the cries of Disgusting! Vile! Lazy! Unhealthy! Gross! Smelly! and so on that proliferate when we have talk about fat bodies has been burbling about my head and I think that a lot of fat haters and those that fear fat have absolutely no idea about what a fat body really is like, or what it’s like to inhabit a fat body.
I think people who are not fat as well as many medical professionals are unaware of the serious trust gap between medical professionals and fat people who’ve been told that their rash/pain/infection/brain tumor will go away if they just stop being fat. Studies have shown that medical professionals do not trust fat patients. But I think it is also important to point out that some of their fat patients don’t trust them either, and for good reason.
5. And B. Miller is having a Pay It Forward contest on her blog. It’s especially geared towards fiction writers, which is tragic, as my Young Adult novel is not yet finished, nor has it yet been published, nor am I currently rich and famous. Any second now, though. Thanks for Tweeting me about this contest!
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