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chubbycartwheels:

#wcw My woman crush wednesday is Melissa McCarthy in this friggin’ amazing dress! Well I love her a lot of other times too but I love the color on her, her hair and makeup are fabulous and I love that she wears the dress vbl and all. #melisamccarthy #bodypositive #canihaveherasmybigsister

Finally! She’s not in something “flattering.” She needs to be less covered up more often.

fatgirlopinions:

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thirty-trees:

brattyfatty:

TW; FAT SHAMING


The media isn’t corrupt you say?

The media doesn’t fat shame you say?

There’s no patriarchy you say?

I don’t need feminism you say?

I’m honestly so sick of people trying to appropriate being fat. No, it is not acceptable. Yes, I have a right not to find it attractive. Think about it: the human body is not designed to carry more than a certain weight. Your bone structure physically cannot support the extra weight. Humans were designed to jump, run, climb, etc. You can lie all you want by saying that you’re perfectly alright with how you look, but I can assure you that if given the opportunity right now to be a size that is proportioned to your height, you would take it. Instead of trying to appropriate it, do something about it. Eat healthy. Exercise. It isn’t impossible.

Educate your self for fucks sake instead of believing everything you fucking see on tv. It’s not hard.

well asshole, how do you explain the fact that I’ve been fat since birth and can jump, run, climb, and function perfectly fine? how do you explain my clean bill of health? how do you explain the fact that I’ve been on a million different diets and exercise plans and my ass still remained plump and my belly jiggly?
oh right, it’s because you’re an ignorant dick who has literally no idea what they’re talking about. right.

and despite all of that, even if you were right—that justifies treating fat people like second class citizens? that justifies treating fat people like we’re less than human? that justifies complete strangers telling us what to do with our bodies?

I’ll give you a hint: the answer is no, because in most western civilizations there’s a thing called bodily autonomy and personal freedom, so we can actually do whatever the fuck we want and if that means staying fat, then it’s none of your goddamn business, you have no right to tell us to do something about it because you don’t like looking at us (-eyeroll- boo fucking hoo, asswipe), and you have to deal with it and treat us with basic fucking respect because NEWFLASH: we’re human beings, too. we deserve to be treated like it regardless of how much you reject the lifestyles you wrongly believe we lead, or how much you despise our bodies. 

I don’t think the word “appropriate” means what you think it means.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

“I always doubted auditioning because of my weight. I’ve always acted and pursued theater – it was something I had always wanted to do when I was young. But I felt I would be rejected because of my physical appearance. 

[Orange is the New Black] has given me the opportunity to show that I have curves and I have talent too. It’s been a battle, you know, because I’ve never been skinny. But I’ve embraced it. Now I have the opportunity to show everyone that this is sexy. I can dress in the same attire as someone else and carry myself in a sexy manner, a beautiful manner and a prideful manner. What matters is how I play the role – not my size.” 

Dominican actress Dascha Polanco talks Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” | Image via Vulture 

No backhanded compliments

fatoutloud:

Some of these might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised. A compliment should probably never include:

  • “For a” as in “You’re really pretty for a fat girl”
  • “I guess”  as in “If you like that dress I guess I like it”
  • “such…but” as in “You have such a pretty face, but you need to do something about your weight.”
  • “brave” as in “You’re so brave to wear a sleeveless shirt”.

Drop the “for a” and “I guess”. Drop “such”, “but” and everything after, consider adding an adjective.

  • You look very pretty.
  • I like that dress too.

Any mention of “brave” that is not followed by “for fighting off those wild animals” is a bad call.  Try “You look great in that shirt.”

Ragen Chastain Compliment Minefield

FOR REAL THOUGH! STOP TELLING ME I’M SO BRAVE!

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