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Debunking the War on ObesitySourceBisexualMarshMallow
Every Monday at 9:30am Pacific time, you can reliably find me in one place: on Skype.
I might be in front of my terrible Microsoft Surface(Never.Buy.A.Microsoft.Surface.) or my phone, butMonday mornings are dedicated to a meeting of body-positive minds.
I was on one of those Skype phone meetings a few weeks ago. It was a group call – a gathering of women dedicated to people of size through business, service, and general daily ferocity. The conversation went from pregnancy, to lingerie, to athletics. Even though we’re usually an enthusiastic bunch, the theme that tied this conversation together was frustration.
When you – like those of us on this call – work closely with people of size, you quickly realize how absurd, unfair, hurtful, and (at times) dangerous the cultural attitudes, medical negligence, and government-sanctioned shame vigi
5 things to do (and NOT do) for depressed personssourceBisexualMarshMallow
Depression is a drag. Everyone who has it experiences it differently, but we all agree that it sucks.
Sometimes, however, I wonder if people who don’t have it understand – like really truly understand – just how overwhelmingly painful it is.
For example, while it seems that people most commonly use the term to express fleeting feelings of sadness or disappointment, depression is actually a chronic physical illness with symptoms that are mostly invisible.
And although we’ve come a long way in our ability to treat it, we still don’t really know what causes it or why treatments work and don’t work.
It’s an exasperating disease to live with because bein
Why I'm a Feminist and not an 'Egalitarian'.sourceBisexualMarshMallow
feminism gets its share of comments calling feminists men-haters, castrating, etc… Some even say that feminists are sexist for not recognizing the suffering of men and only defending women’s rights “as if men weren’t victims of discrimination” (sic). Thus, those persons prefer the term “egalitarian”.
What is feminism?
Feminism per se doesn’t exist. It is a collection of different movements and ideas and gathers very different personalities with very different conceptions. Some subjects such as prostitution or positive discrimination are living proof of those differences.
To me, feminism has two main components. The first one is the fight for equal rights. Egalitarian laws are necessary to ensure that women are granted the same rights as men before the law. This is far from being achieved worldwide, and yet, far from enou
Anti-FA people are only motivated by hateYou know what, I’ve never met any who was anti-FA who wasn’t motivated by hate and the desire to make sure fat people experience as much pain as possible.BisexualMarshMallow
There seem to be two kinds: the open sadist and the moral crusader.
The open sadist makes no bones about hating fat people and wishing they would die and enjoying their suffering. They’re like snarling, rabid animals. They like pain, they don’t deny it. They think fat people deserve pain, they own that. I’d almost appreciate the honesty if it wasn’t for the fact that these are the guys who have no problem seeing even disabled children as acceptable victims. I think of them as the biker gang of fat hate.
The moral crusader dresses the same thing up and calls it “concern” and calls it looking out for people’s health and welfare. This particular predator wants to feel morally superior and feel like they’re a magnanimous, powerful soul deigning to use their time and