Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
None. Why can’t you just accept your lightbulb the way it is?
Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion was discussed in Parliament today. Motion 312 called for a study of the legal definition of when life begins. Members of Parliament, including PM Stephen Harper and Conservative MP Gordon O’Connor as well as the Liberals and NDP spoke out in opposition to the motion. It will be brought to vote Wednesday.
Read about it at CBC
Glad to hear that it isn’t likely to go any further than this.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was asking Harper if he intended to extend the Afghanistan mission past 2014 after a Postmedia News report Wednesday said U.S officials had asked Canadian special forces to stay past the withdrawal date.
The prime minister responded the NDP has a pacifistic ideology “regardless of circumstances” and his government would make the right decision for Afghanistan’s security.
“In 1939, the NDP leader didn’t even want to support the fight against Hitler,” Harper said, before being drowned out by cat calls.
NDP MPs gently reminded Harper from across the aisle that the NDP didn’t come into existence until 1961, birthed by a union between the socialist Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.
“CCF, NDP, same difference,” Harper responded curtly.
“I guess we can start talking about Reform Party policies,” Mulcair replied, to the delight of the opposition benches.” —
Stephen Harper shouted down for saying NDP didn’t support fight against Hitler. I may have cackled gleefully at Mulcair’s response. (via bucketofrhymes)
Good on you Mulcair!
24 y/o chubby femme trans lady from Detroit. New haircut, lots of body love.
Talk about cute!
I am thinking in particular of Coko Williams, who was murdered three weeks ago with barely any response whatsoever by “the community”, though I’m speaking of all trans women whose murders went by practically unnoticed. When I grieve, I grieve too for Coko, for Shelley Hilliard, for the trans women whose lives were taken away with barely a whisper in retaliation. Be loud and grieve. Please.