Part-Time Femme Full-Time Feminist

We need the quiet person who doesn’t want to talk to the world but tells their best friend about accepting a fat body. We need the fat person who is willing to put on fashion that screams “I am here, and I won’t be ignored!” We need the people who will tell a doctor that fat is not an acceptable diagnosis and a diet is not an acceptable solution. We need the fatty who walks down the street with their head held high, knowing that they deserve a place in the world. We need each and every one of you.


It’s easy to think that you are not important if you aren’t a fat activist in front of the camera or a blogger telling the world that being fat is ok. But you are important – so very important. Though a speaker or writer may start the person thinking, what can really change their mind is seeing someone live it.

~From the upcoming book The Unloved Child, Collateral Damage in the War on Obesity by Lonie McMichael, author of Talking Fat and Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric and Social Justice (via loniemc)
knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Valerie, the first Black female cartoon character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon.

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Valerie, the first Black female cartoon character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon.

I don’t really believe in cars, but I drive one every day and I love that it gets me places and makes life so much easier and faster and I don’t know what I would do without it.

lyrique86:

Pirate lolita is my all-time favorite.

thisisthinprivilege:

Thin privilege is being able to find a suit in your size. Because fat women are never in settings that require them to dress professionally, right?

thebicker:

Friendly reminder.

thebicker:

Friendly reminder.

feminishblog:

The absence of an enthusiastic yes, is a no.

The absence of an informed yes, is a no.

The absence of a sober yes, is a no.

The absence of a response, is a no.

The existence of coercion, is a not a yes.

The existence of manipulation, is a not a yes.

The existence of guilt, is a not a yes.

A no is always a no. A yes is only a yes if it stands up by itself, without force or persuasion of any kind.

Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.
Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.