Good Fatty and Bad Fatty Explained

In the fat acceptance movement, there's what's referred to as the good fatty/bad fatty false dichotomy (coined by Kate Harding). It's problematic because it pits "good fatties" against "bad fatties" and implies that "good fatties" can "earn" their way out of fat oppression by exhibiting "good fatty" behavior, which is, one, not true, and, two,... Continue Reading →

The Language of Thin Privilege

Male privilege and white privilege are more broadly familiar concepts than thin privilege, and the basic idea is similar: thin or not-fat bodies have unearned societal benefits because of their thinness or not-fat-ness. The language of thin privilege may be something you've been searching for words for your whole life as a fat person, so... Continue Reading →

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