“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?
And does that suck?
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.
It is now 3 weeks since Michael Brown was murdered by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Darren Wilson still has not been arrested, charged, or even brought to prison or court for the murder of Michael Brown.
After getting cut by the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam seems to have missed his chance at joining another NFL team.
When Sam was let go on Saturday, other teams had 24 hours to sign him. None of them did. ESPN says now Sam must focus on making a practice squad, and even if he does, it isn’t guaranteed that the Rams or another team will sign him.
Sam reacted to Saturday’s news in a statement shared on social media, seeming hopeful about eventually making a team.
"The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I’ve always known," he said. "The journey continues."
Whether Sam deserved a spot on the Rams or another NFL team is hotly debated. Outsports described the Rams’ decision as solely based on which positions were available but said homophobia did “play a role” in his being passed over by the other 31 teams.
"Sam has proven he can play in the NFL," wrote the site’s co-founders, Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler, in a joint editorial. “Only a couple other players have more sacks this preseason than his three. In a league that places a high value on pass rushers, and continues to develop rules that help passing offenses, guys like Sam are coveted. Sacks aside, he’s played well or very well in each of his three preseason games.”
Diamond is the def of delusional. Ole girl thinks just b/c she had two hit singles (back in 2004 and ‘06) that she’s paved the way for other female rappers. Girl your ain’t no Eve,Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah, etc. so please sit. And shout out to Nyemiah for basically being like “bitch swerve”. Who planted this foolery in Diamond’s head?
Update as of August 28, 2014: I just received an email from an associate of Change.org Korea who has offered to translate the petition in Korean to send it to users in Korea! It’ll link to the original petition so that way the number of signatures are totaled! :D
Leave that baby alone. She is 3 and her hair is fine. It’s gross to me that she is the butt of these cruel jokes. She’s a black baby with kinky hair, thats what kinky hair looks like. I like how people assume this little girl’s hair isn’t combed like have you seen what happens if you dont comb your hair? It becomes a matted mess, and her little fro with the bow in it is definitely not a matted mess. Her hair is combed she’s just black. A black child no less and y’all out here putting out petitions and shit, that’s so disrespectful and gross. Little black girls with kinky hair need to be protected and cherished since it’s clear even as babies they are targets for internalized racism and white supremacy.
Thanks for coming to our safe spaces. Our only safe spaces, which are forced to be a digital and non-physical location because we are forced out of “safe spaces” that claim to be lgbt spaces. Thanks for shoving us out of pride parades. Thanks for keeping us away from GSA. Thanks for refusing to respect our identities. Thanks for invalidating the discrimination we face by telling us our discrimination is just collateral from your discrimination. Thanks for being insulted when we use the word ‘monosexism’ and still thinking it’s okay to call us “breeders”.
On the biphobia outside the LGBT community:
Thanks for claiming you accept all sexual identities until I tell you I’m bisexual. Thanks for being what you claim is accepting of bisexuality, which is actually sexualizing, objectifying, and fetishizing our women and claiming our men are confused and not actually bisexual. Thanks for showing us that this new movement of improving acceptance for sexual minorities has no room for us.
Here’s how the Rev’s limitations were on display yesterday — as he stood in a pulpit over Mike Brown’s casket
God, if this doesn’t perfectly sum up my thoughts from yesterday!
Al Sharpton can kick rocks, like this is the man who said explicitly that he refuses to critique the President because of some warped Messiah view he has of a man who espouses the same harmful shit he’s supposedly against. Fuck him and Jesse Jackson.