Posts tagged body positive
"Respect for people’s bodies goes both ways. It is hypocritical to ask people to respect and embrace your body type if you’re mocking and making fun of other people’s body types.
Women come in all shapes and sizes. We’re all beautiful. We’re all real. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a size 6 or a size 16. If you’re for body positivity, then be for body positivity…even when those bodies aren’t shaped like yours. Otherwise, you’re just singing the same old song. And I’m really not interested in hearing it again.”
Thank you for sharing!
The above excerpt is from this article - Body Image: It Doesn’t Matter What Size You Are…Stop the Body Snark
Does anyone know who made this? It’s wonderful.
I am really frustrated with some aspects of the body positive movement right now.
The body positive movement should not be about reinforcing the tired old foolishness that women come in only two body types: thin and curvy. Some women are neither. Some women are both. And guess what? We all have our own bullshit to deal with.
The body positive movement should not be about telling women of color, LGBTQ women, disabled women, older women, poor women, and so forth and so on that their concerns are unimportant or invalid because they’re not about size. That’s ridiculous.
The body positive movement should not be about forcing women who are affected by more than one of these issues to choose which matters most to them on any given day. Why? Because Intersectionality. Have you heard of it?
It is absurd that I have at least one email in my inbox each day from someone telling me that I have no idea what it’s like to be marginalized, discriminated against, or mistreated because I’m thinner than them.I’m aware that I benefit from size privilege; that’s not what this post about it. Size privilege is B.S. and it needs to stop, and I want to be a part of that.
But can you please avoid building your movement on the backs of other oppressed groups? Can you please avoid reinforcing the societal messaging that women of color don’t matter, that disabled women don’t matter, that older women don’t matter, that LGBTQ women don’t matter, and that poor women don’t matter? Could you please stop that?
A feminist movement that sacrifices other women and views them as expendable isn’t a feminist movement at all. I don’t know what you would call it, but definitely not that.