Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege.
You don't have to be stick thin to be battling anorexia, warns experts

liquid-diamonds-flowing:

This makes so many worthwhile points. It’s relevant to anyone suffering an Eating Disorder at any weight… Because it makes crystal clear that despite what your Eating Disorder may make you believe, your weight really has nothing to do with how sick you are.

"Eating disorders can emerge at any weight,’ she said.

'Clinicians need to have a high level of suspicion about a possible restrictive eating disorder in all patients who have rapidly lost weight or lost a significant amount of weight - even if the young person is not underweight at the time they present. 

'There is poor understanding by health professionals, teachers and families of the risks of rapid, severe weight loss - at all weights.”

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sometimespenguinart:

I am sick and yet I love myself. I keep trying to find excuses to draw myself naked, but then I can’t post the pictures to facebook, which is where most of my audience is right now.
All drugs pictured here are medically prescribed. The thing on my leg is a pineapple star tattoo. All other things are medications or medical aids.

sometimespenguinart:

I am sick and yet I love myself. I keep trying to find excuses to draw myself naked, but then I can’t post the pictures to facebook, which is where most of my audience is right now.

All drugs pictured here are medically prescribed. The thing on my leg is a pineapple star tattoo. All other things are medications or medical aids.

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maiznono:

regardless of “they” as a singular pronoun being gramatically correct or not, it’s troubling that you value grammar over someone’s comfort in pronouns and identity

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When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.

Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone: On “Anaconda” and Respectability Politics

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Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone: On “Anaconda” and Respectability Politics

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The hype over Nicki Minaj‘sAnaconda” has been a long process. It started when the cover, which featured a controversial image of Minaj’s behind, leaked on the Internet to much dismay; it continued to play out after the track’s audio release as the lyrics were heralded as feminist gold, and it all came to a much-needed climax in the form of the music video featuring Minaj, some backup dancers, a…

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The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.

atomic-glitter:

Anyone who talks about teenage girls like they’re somehow exceptionally annoying and immature has either never met or actively ignores teenage boys and their shenanigans.

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A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.

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