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Having social anxiety is like waking up and battling a bear every morning and then having people tell you it’s not that big a deal because they had to deal with a chihuahua humping their leg once.
This is one of the most accurate things I’ve ever seen.
I heard if you whisper “alright alright alright” 3 times in front of a mirror Matthew McCounaughey appears and gives your career a makeover while spouting metaphorical life philosophies.
but if you say more than 3 times André 3000 appears asking that you be on your baddest behavior.
fatactivistconspiracy asked: Do you realize that the fat activist movement is a sham by various food corporations in order to increase profits?
Do you realize that the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and that dieting is a sham in order to increase profits?
Did you realize that dieting makes about 1/10 what big food does, and big food has a vested interest in keeping you addicted to crap?
This is hilarious. People actually think it’s the other way around.
I mean, I guess it’s not like dieting is encouraged in every single fucking magazine, in a shit ton of commercials, on billboards everywhere…
Dieting industry: $60billion/yr industry, controls entire social environment encouraging thinness and actively discriminating against fat people.
"Big food": allegedly makes 10x that, controls small-ish counter-movement of fat people saying "fuck off stop treating me like shit".
Uh…huh. This makes sense how, exactly?
Because it’s unthinkable that actual fat people would genuinely not like to be treated like shit…?
Frankly, I don’t care if it *was* a project of “big food”, I’m still gonna support a movement that has done approximately 100000000000000000x as much for my mental and physical health as dieting ever did.
Um if this is true where the fuck is my food industry check?
Someone thinks this world is one where there is a vast, well funded conspiracy to promote fat positivity? Honestly, it’s scary that they can look at such an unremittingly fat hostile society and think that, but, of course, this is also a world where people sincerely believe in “minority privilege”.
Even corporations with a vested interest in promoting fat acceptance will throw fat people under the bus just ‘cause. Just look at how plus-size clothing retailers are more likely to sell customer data to weight loss companies than do anything substantive to encourage their customers to have a positive relationship with their bodies.
Also, let’s not forget: the food industry and the diet industry are often one and the same. Heinz used to own Weight Watchers. Nestlé used to own Jenny Craig. Some of the most popular diet products - Diet Coke, Lean Cuisine, Slim-Fast, etc., are food products sold in grocery stores.
There have been stupid, transparent, clumsy industry front groups (Center for Consumer Freedom comes to mind) that promoted a sort of pseudo-fat acceptance, but once actual fat activists figured out what they were about, they stayed away from them, because anyone who has spent enough time in fat activism knows the food industry and the diet industry are kissing cousins, and knows better than to trust either of them.
The main benefit of the food industry is that it has, for better or worse, mechanized ways of producing and distributing cheap food to feed a huge population. There is a lot of good to that, but a lot of bad too. Bottom line, no industry is responsible for fat activism. It is a grassroots movement.
Know your history, fellow fats - you can start with this timeline - A Queer and Trans Fat Activist Timeline by Charlotte Cooper.
- 1967 - The Fat-In takes place in Central Park, New York
- 1969 - NAAFA’s Constitution and Bylaws are signed. NAAFA: The National Association to Aid Fat Americans, later renamed the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Girth and Mirth San Francisco formed, Rolling Quads at Berkeley leads to birth of Independent Living Movement
- 1970 - Llewellyn Louderback publishes Fat Power, cited by The Fat Underground as an influence
- 1972 - The Fat Underground begins as a group at the Radical Psychiatry Center in Berkeley
- 1973 - The Fat Underground establishes a chapter, or a local group, of NAAFA in Los Angeles. Later they leave and strike out as an independent organisation.
- 1974 - The Fat Underground eulogise Mama Cass Elliott at a Women’s Equality Day in Los Angeles
Charlotte Cooper has been involved in fat activism for over 20 years. I’ve been doing this for 14 years (!) this year. There are people still involved who helped start all this up in the late 60s. We need to know our history, or random douchebros on tumblr will try to discredit and take it from us.