Let us be clear about something. Medical equipment that cannot accommodate fat bodies does not have to be that way. Fat bodies are not some divine mystery that human science cannot fathom. If the health care establishment cared to accommodate fat bodies, then fat bodies would be accommodated. It really is that simple. An medical industrial complex that denies access to fat bodies is not a natural phenomenon. It is a choice. And we should damn well respond to as such. A lot of oppression and marginalization tries to pass itself off as just how things are. Just something we have to accept. Bullshit. These things are choices. They are decisions. They are priorities revealed.
Case in point? Once it was “understood” that fat people cannot be anesthetized. Hell, a lot of doctors still think that today and I gather a lot of anesthesiologists are still allowed to not know how to treat fat patients. But when the health care establishment thought up the various organ mutilation and amputations marketed as weight loss surgery, you will not be surprised they figured out how to put a fat person under very quickly. Because it was never impossible. Just something they didn’t care to learn. Same as why they direct most research to be performed on white male patients. Because they don’t care to learn how things might effect women or people of color differently. They made the choice. Don’t let them pretend they didn’t.
On 'chick' and its gender implications
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CALLING ALL FAT PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!
Are you Fat?!
Are you a person of color?!
Are you sick and tired of being made to feel bad about either or both of those things?!
If you answered YES to the above WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
The It Gets Fatter Project is looking for submissions - video, text, drawings, audio, and other! - that discuss your personal journey to loving your body. We don’t just want to hear from folks who are well on their way - we also want to hear from folks who are just starting out. One of the main goals of this project is to create a community (virtual or real) of like-minded individuals so that all of us feel a little less isolated and alone when we face the many different forms of fatphobia that manifest in our lives. We want to hear about all the different ways fatness intersects with the other isms we already face in our lives - for instance, fatness & desire, fatness & ability, fatness & gender, fatness & queerness etc etc etc.
If you don’t feel comfortable submitting publicly, you can also drop us a line via the tumblr ask or at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you are out there. We hope one day we will all feel safe sharing our stories on the interwebs with this big wide world.
“Fat acceptance” blogs urging overweight people to shed negative feelings about their body image can lead to healthier diet and exercise choices, a study has found.
The fat acceptance movement, which seeks to foster a support network among overweight people, has inspired a…
The role of the fatosphere in fat adults’ responses to obesity stigma: a model of empowerment without a focus on weight loss. Dickins M, Thomas SL, King B, Lewis S, Holland K. — http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21810992 and Dr Samantha Thomas’s blog post on this study
And: How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative study. Lewis S, Thomas SL, Blood RW, Castle DJ, Hyde J, Komesaroff PA. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21944718
“I don’t eat a hamburger and large chips every day!” A qualitative study of the impact of public health messages about obesity on obese adults. Lewis S, Thomas SL, Hyde J, Castle D, Blood RW, Komesaroff PA. - abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20525310 PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-309.pdf
how to get a bikini ready bod (reposted from my blogspot)
1. Put on bikini
Good Job! Wasn’t that easy!2. Revel in your own beauty. Admire the fact that you are indeed a stone foxThat wasn’t so hard was it3.Drink beers,read a book,make a snack… I dunno you’re pretty much done hereAnd there are 3 easy tips to having a bikini ready bod.