Well as you can see…..people truly…TRULY hate fat…The language in these tweets is abusive and hateful so I’d like for you all to be cautious in case it triggers any harmful emotions in you. What is it about fat people that makes it socially acceptable to wish death on them? By virtue of their size alone? I was called a fat bitch..told to kill myself….I never attacked any of these people, they hate me for having a fat body …and not cowering. What is it about fat people that thin people are afraid of? To those of you who take up space, be it apologetically or unapologetically…..I salute you for your courage….imagine being a teenager or a child and being subjected to such hatred? If I didnt truly believe that I am beautiful the way that I am….that fat looks good on me and I have naught to be ashamed of….these other people’s opinions would consume me, I would obsess over them….and I would learn to hate myself more than anything else in the world. Ahhh But I do…I love being fat….I love bouncing around the world, i love taking up space, I LOVE the way my lover looks at me in all my naked glory…I love my cellulite and my double chin…I love my fatty thighs and my wide feet, I love my muscular calves and my jiggly arm fat…I love my muffin tops……I love me. And for some reason…alot of people cannot STAND it. I got over 300 mentions today after I tweeted that picture of myself w/ that caption……And I believe even more than ever that having fat is nothing to apologize for, I believe that being thin is not virtuous or brave. Too many thin people would have you hate yourself for the sake of their notions about beauty and health. ….without ever considering that you could be a healthy fat person, without ever considering that you dont want to be thin…..without ever considering that you dont have to answer to them! That your body is not subject to public opinion but rather it is YOUR OWN. I am saddened to see so many people who are slaves to stereotypes about weight, who let the FEAR of fat make them hateful to their fellow human beings and obsess over their own bodies in their private lives. These people lashed out at me……because I said I didnt want to lose weight…..How dare me, HOW DARE ME make a decision about my body that goes against everything they know and love about obsessing over beauty and faux health, how dare me not bow down to ideal images of thinness and how dare me not go along with the false ideologies about how all thin people are healthy and all fat people are unhealthy. HOW DARE ME, be me? The HAES research has proven that you can be healthy at any size, that health only CORRELATES with weight….HOw dare me take after role models who are sportsman but FAT instead of main stream sportsman who weight cycle and yo yo diet trying to reach the perfect LOOK. I am Nicci….I do what I want with my body…I eat what I want….I exercise every other day (running on an elliptical)….not to lose weight but instead to release stress and increase my physical fitness…I refuse to bind myself to a number on a scale…..and because of that? The below tweets have been spreading like wild fire. I dont hate thin people, not at all (see my fat vs thin negative dichotomy post), but I am truly disgusted with the fat bigotry, the concern trolling (feigning concern for a fat person’s health in order to take their power from them), the unmitigated gall…And I am ashamed that other human beings could stoop to this level …luckily for me….I am a cultural critic….and I’ve taken this opportunity to share with you..now to take it personally but show you THIS is what I mean by fat hatred, fat discrimination….THESE are the people who dont hire fat people, who overlook fat people when they are sick and attribute their health problems solely to their weight (causing death or increased sickness) THESE are the people….the doctors, the receptionists, the dog groomers …who disrespect, ignore, abuse and ostracize fat people…..without a care for how their behavior effects other people….THESE are the people who will discriminate against a fat person for being fat. I am nt making this unsavory shit up.
Pound cake, deep inside u wanna lose wait..stop quoting Wale “@FatFemPinUp: FAT is a physical characteristic, it is NOT a state of BEING.”
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