I love Fat! A fat acceptance blog
therotund:


lovethyfatness:

therotund:

It’s time to turn xoJane into a fat guy appreciation blog. No shame. http://www.xojane.com/sex/fat-dudes-are-hot

As a fellow fat guy appreciator, I second this motion. (Please note: all photos were offered voluntarily for use in this article. She didn’t just steal a bunch and talk about how hotty hotpants they are. :P)

Stealing photos can be very skeevy and I did not want to go that route at all!

therotund:

lovethyfatness:

therotund:

It’s time to turn xoJane into a fat guy appreciation blog. No shame. http://www.xojane.com/sex/fat-dudes-are-hot

As a fellow fat guy appreciator, I second this motion. (Please note: all photos were offered voluntarily for use in this article. She didn’t just steal a bunch and talk about how hotty hotpants they are. :P)

Stealing photos can be very skeevy and I did not want to go that route at all!

shewhorollswithrolls:

Old Speckled Hen: Hyper-visibility in the city

I walked to the office this morning, noticing how much I did not fit in with the neutral clothes and stoic faces around me. But I know the stares I receive are not from my clothing. And my choice to wear bright pink leggings is one related to the fact that 1. I do what I want and 2. I’m utilizing the inherent hyper-visibility that comes with being super tall and super fat. And I’m taking power from it, rather thank shrinking away from it. So let them stare. I’m ready. 

Top: H&M

Skirt: Avenue (via Big Fat Flea 2012)

Necklace: Urban Outfitters (circa 2000)

Leggings: Walmart

Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

iridessence:

proudlybigotedmisandrist:

crackerhell:

redefiningbodyimage:

Marilyn Wann discovered this ad in her hometown and shared it on her Facebook page after posting a letter next to it, complete with an open list for signatures, that states:

This ad promotes negative stereotypes and prejudice about weight, race [and] class. Children deserve respect [and] joy. That’s what we think.”

(The physical list has since been taken down/removed by an unknown source.)

Some of her followers (notably Lynn Novak) also discovered that the ad included a heavily photoshopped photo that included darkening the little girl’s skin and fattening her appearance, replacing the milk in her hand with a packet of juice.

You can also see the original image on their homepage:

http://www.ccfc.ca.gov/parents/

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Now, I work in the advertising world. I sit in a gaggle of creative people who are directed to do things like this by clients, or who may genuinely feel there is nothing wrong with the harmful perpetuation of stereotypes this sort of work represents.

But I know better.

Labeling foods as “healthy” and “unhealthy” is inaccurate, especially when these messages of ill-health are being directed correlated with images of fat bodies, feeding into the kind of hysteria and fear of obesity that breeds hate and body shaming.

The bottom line is that different foods, drinks, and sugars effect different bodies in different ways.

If corporations and government organizations want to have a discussion about health and sugary drinks, that’s one thing - but there is no doubt that these messages can be expressed without pulling fat bodies into the equation, or feeding into harmful stereotypes about fatness and health.

There is so much more to be said about this ad regarding implications about diabetes, class, and race - But I will save that for those who may be better equipped to add to the conversation.

- Haley

It is no coincidence that government agencies (and diet companies) are now targeting communities of color with “obesity prevention” campaigns. The photo/ad above is only one example, but what you see are agencies going into these communities and instead of trying to solve systemic racism or poverty, which has a far larger impact on health than body size, they are only pushing to eradicate fat people. 

This is aside from the photoshopping of the original image to create a child that not only looks older, darker and cartoonish is incredibly dehumanizing, fat phobic, and racist.

-Amanda-

they

altered

the body

of

a black child

to

i

fuck

this is un-fucking-acceptable

And if obesity was such a fucking “epidemic,” WHY THE FUCK COULDN’T THEY FIND AN ACTUAL FAT KID TO USE FOR THEIR PROPAGANDA INSTEAD OF PHOTOSHOPPING EXTRA FAT ONTO A THINNER CHILD?

therotund:

It’s time to turn xoJane into a fat guy appreciation blog. No shame. http://www.xojane.com/sex/fat-dudes-are-hot

therotund:

It’s time to turn xoJane into a fat guy appreciation blog. No shame. http://www.xojane.com/sex/fat-dudes-are-hot

When a person is fat they’re meant to live in the future, diet ads and the diet industry create this future centric-goal-centric self and existence. We’re kind of told as women that we can live once we’re thin, we can love we can have sex, wear bikinis, go horseback riding. Once we’re thin and there’s that conditional cause. So fat women are meant to live in the future and it creates a sense of disembodiment which isn’t great for a person’s sexuality when it comes to pleasure and also isn’t great when it comes to safer sex and communication. If a person enters a sexual situation where they feel they’re at a disadvantage, you’re less likely to negotiate your needs in terms of pleasure and health.

-Virgie Tovar, personal interview, January 2012 (via invertandcrush)

I lived this way for a very long time, basically putting off my life until my diet got me the results I needed to live ‘normally’. What a fucked up and unhealthy mindset. Live for now.

It’s all you have.

(via redefiningbodyimage)

the fact that “love your body” rhetoric shifts the responsibility for body acceptance over to the individual, and away from communities, institutions, and power, is also problematic. individuals who do not love their bodies, who find their bodies difficult to love, are seen as being part of the problem. the underlying assumption is that if we all loved our bodies just as they are, our fat-shaming, beauty-policing culture would be different. if we don’t love our bodies, we are, in effect, perpetuating normative (read: impossible) beauty standards. if we don’t love our individual bodies, we are at fault for collectively continuing the oppressive and misogynistic culture. if you don’t love your body, you’re not trying hard enough to love it. in this framework, your body is still the paramount focus, and one way or another, you’re failing. it’s too close to the usual body-shaming, self-policing crap, albeit with a few quasi-feminist twists, for comfort.
The war on obesity has branched out to cover not just the appearance of bodies, but also their health, intelligence and worthiness. The War tells us that if our bodies are fat then they are unhealthy, ugly, unattractive and not worthy of love. We are told that we are not thin because we are lazy, don’t make healthy choices, and lack will power. We are told that thin is the same as healthy and that we can’t have health without attaining a “healthy weight”.

marfmellow:

VBO LIKE WHOA <3

Shoot Me

lovergirltales:

I’m going through phases this year. In the beginning of the year, I was feeling terrified and unattractive when it came to me putting myself out there again. I was pushing myself to be sexually social because I thought it was something that needed to happen. I needed to feel wanted again. Regardless if it made me feel like a dirty whore inside. I just wanted to prove to myself that I was in fact attractive. I think I’ve proven that point to myself. But I’m not sure how much good it did. Not sure what I’ve learned about myself from it. Right now, I’m in another phase. What phase is this? This is the ‘fuck everyone’ phase.

Literally and figuratively.

One thing that has happened to me over this new year is that I’ve come to realize that there is a great demand for a 400+ lb woman. The size of my ass isn’t common. I get that. I get that I am desirable. A preference. But it doesn’t change the fact that I am a lover who is hidden away. A desire who is denied. A preference who is disregarded. It confuses the fuck out of me. It makes me hate myself. It makes me question my worth as a woman. 

I’m good enough to get a little of your time, good enough to take from, good enough to fuck… but I’m not good enough to have on your arm. Not good enough to be IN your life.

Living in the great northwest for so many years, I had forgot I was pretty. I’ve been brainwashed into thinking that I needed to be skinny to gain affection. These granola eating, closet fat loving, bike riding hipster assholes around here don’t like my kind. And the ones that do, don’t like the brown skin. And all of these men that I’ve encountered in person over the past 8 months, all fat girl lovers, all but one were in the closet about it. It’s a mind fuck. All of this is a mind fuck.

This. This life I lead as a lover girl. Being pined for, obsessed over, dreamed about, fantasized about has fucked me more so than being straight up ignored. I don’t understand the reasoning behind it all. I want to understand why men feel the need to hide their feelings. I want to understand why men feel the need to hide their desires. I want to understand why men appear to have the lowest self esteem ever and feel that it’s important to impress their friends and family.

“I can’t have this woman on my arm! If I date her, I can already hear my boys saying ‘ohhhh you got yourself a linebacker there, eh?’ I can’t live like that. I can’t have people making fun of me because I’m with her!”

This is a statement from my so-called best friend, who was dating a plus size woman, who was so so good to him. He liked her a lot. She lived 50 miles out of town and he’d spend every weekend with her. She fucked him just like he wanted, she pampered him and catered to him, she gave him her money, paid for everything while he was jobless the entire year they ‘dated’, she gave herself, 100% and all she wanted in return was respect and love. But she wasn’t going to get it from him. She didn’t know that, though. Had she known in the beginning that he thought his friends would think she was a beast, would she have given so much? 

Situations like this happen often and damn near all of the time to me. Perhaps it’s why I only want to fuck these guys. Why I only want to run through them as fast as I can. Catching feelings is wrong. Because I can be engaged, I can give all of me, I can bend over backwards, cook my ass off, give you everything I have, be everything I can, be the best and it still wouldn’t ever be enough because dude has a complex with impressing his world. 

I understand that not all fat girl lovers are like this. But 99.9% of you are. I should know. I’ve fucked 99.9% of you and it’s all the same in the end. 

I’m not good enough because I’m too fat. 

Well hey. Fuck you. Fuck you for believing that value lies within the size of dress I wear. Fuck you for believing that your worth is determined by the prettiest woman you can find, by the baddest car you can drive, by the biggest house and the fanciest toys. FUck you for being brainwashed! I feel sorry for all of you closet fat girl lovers. You’re going to die unhappy and alone or with some frail body woman that you don’t feel comforted with. You’re going to constantly be worried about your status and in the end, it’s going to kill you and whatever piece of that heart that isn’t blackened by society and the pressure to impress your peer fucks. 

I am worth something. I know that. I also know that I can’t change the world or how you feel about yourself. I can’t change that you aren’t secure enough within your manhood to tell people to fuck the fuck off if they don’t like how you are living your life. I just had no idea there were so many weak ass men out there. Perhaps I had a clue but I was hoping that I was just delusional. Perhaps I had just had bad luck. 

No. 

I truly believe most of you men have worse self-esteem than women. And the sooner you all can get it together, the sooner I can live better, the sooner the rest of us fat women can live better lives, the sooner you can be the happiest you’ve ever been. Stop fucking it up for everyone! MAN THE FUCK UP! Tell the world you love fat girls and stop making me feel like shit!!!!!!!!

redefiningbodyimage:

Feeling weird about your boobs?
WELL YOU SHOULDN’T because they’re fucking brilliant.
Check out the Normal Breasts Gallery website to help you realize the full extent of breast diversity and beauty :3
Love your boobies, babies!

redefiningbodyimage:

Feeling weird about your boobs?

WELL YOU SHOULDN’T because they’re fucking brilliant.

Check out the Normal Breasts Gallery website to help you realize the full extent of breast diversity and beauty :3

Love your boobies, babies!