This was pulled from an article describing the obviously idiotic “Fat Shaming Week” started by well, a bunch of insecure boys. Well, that’s just lovely…but largely immature and worth ignoring.
In addition to some extremely amusing retali-tweets, the article included this image…which made me proud. It made me shout:
It is amazing to me that we as a society consider it acceptable to tell a woman (and, increasingly, a man) what they can or cannot eat, should or should not exerciser, or look or look not like.
This is something that I grew up with, was burdened on to me, was told to me by male and female authority figures and peers. I am too fat. I need to lose weight. I need to eat less/differently/more/at different times.
I may be crazy, but as many times as I have heard these things said to other females, I have not once heard of a male in as many similar situations, with the exception of during a dance class or theatre school (and yes kids, the entertainment industry is a whole ‘nother problem).
I am a normal size. I eat reasonably healthy. And I am getting old enough to refuse the idea that it is anyone’s business. I respect myself and will eat whatever pleases my body and my spirit. It is not society’s business.
Ladies: stand up for your right to take command of your own body. I am finally ready and willing to do so, and I do not have to be obedient to anyone but myself.