y’know, seeing as how this website has an incredible collective interest in girls, homosexuals, Marvel superheroes, outer space, and dragons
I’m a little surprised I don’t hear as much about Phyla-Vell, who is a Marvel superhero space-venturing lesbian, who is canonically in a relationship with a girl who is sometimes a dragon
sugaredsuicides said: hey, I was just wondering what your stance is on people saying stuff like 'don't shit on skinny girls to make fat girls feel better!' cus personally, I see where they're coming from but there's a million dollar industry dedicated to demeaning fat women whereas its only a few people demeaning skinny women. I was just wondering cus it's quite a difficult topic, like women are constantly told to hate their bodies but the ways body positivity is promoted is sometimes kinda problematic
I don’t think it is ultimately helpful to shame one (obviously more celebrated, yes) body type in order to raise up another. The fact that thinness comes with many privileges doesn’t mean that those women’s bodies still aren’t put under microscopes and obsessed over unhealthily by the media and men. Shaming and policing women’s bodies is the whole problem in the first place, so swinging the pendulum the opposite way and throwing other women under the bus is counterproductive. I also don’t think it’s healthy for fat women to only be given space to gain self-esteem by putting other women down. It contributes to girl-hate by saying “You can only have pride in yourself by comparing yourself to others.” which should never be the source of self-confidence in the first place. We should be able to say “Fat women are gorgeous!” without adding some qualifying, shaming bullshit like “…because being all skin-and-bones isn’t sexy” at the end. Celebrating real bodies without comparison is VITAL because ending body shaming of ALL women’s bodies is the ultimate goal. That “real women have curves” bullshit is in conflict with that.
Anonymous said: why do you think it's okay for women to prefer men with shaved faces but it isn't okay for men to prefer women with shaved legs?
Why are you making assumptions about what is and isnt okay with me?
I think body policing in any circumstance is bad. But body policing is much more prevalent and has more severe consequences when it comes to women.