Case In Point:
"Fat is a descriptor in the same way that black and queer are descriptors. And fat is somewhat similar to black and queer in more than just that way; it's also a word that encompasses a marginalized identity. For me, fat is a way of saying "f*ck you."
Fat stigma is also tied to anti-blackness, in that being black is the abundance that white supremacy seeks to shrink. It's the negative stereotypes created by white supremacy that reinforce the idea that we are naturally fat, and with that many of the negative associations tied to the word today.
The more we call ourselves fat, and the more we realize that it's not bad to be fat, the more we're tearing down walls built by racism."The fat acceptance freaks want to remove the racist stigma of being obese by pretending that it’s a perfectly healthy lifestyle choice because black people are suppose to be fat......because of a little figurine in a museum. Fightin' racism one chitlin' at a time.
TEEN VOGUE: "For me, fat is a way of saying 'f*ck you.' ... Fat stigma is also tied to anti-blackness, in that being black is the abundance that white supremacy seeks to shrink." https://t.co/IzVNiRFrPl pic.twitter.com/KSyQldX1Xw— The Patriarch Tree (@PatriarchTree) September 5, 2019
If not wanting to die of obesity-related conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death somehow makes you a white supremacist in the minds of those smelly fat black divas you see waddling around everywhere, then sign me up.
~ Thank You MJA@IOTWReport for the Linkage! ~