“But you’re not fat, don’t say that,” he responded.

Tell that to the hips that got caught in a turnstile yesterday and everyday that she forgets to turn sideways. Tell that to the stores that stop at size 12 (or size 10 if she wanted to look her age). Tell that to the small woman rolling her eyes beside me on the subway as my booty spills over into her seat. Tell that to the holes my inner thighs have rubbed into every pair of jeans I own. Tell that to the rolls on my back & the crevices in my ass.

Tell that to the silence at the end of your sentence that should say “because fat people are ugly, because if I think you’re attractive you can’t be fat because I’m saving fat to degrade a woman two sizes smaller than you but with a flatter chest & a spare tire. Because you’re not fat is a compliment even when it’s not true because what I’m really saying is you don’t repulse me the way fat people are supposed to repulse me. Because I get final say on your body, not you & I’m giving you a pass for the same dimpled ass I laughed at on another woman yesterday because your waistline is smaller than hers and a normal woman would just be happy with that.”

- On Being A Fat Girl   (via damnitamber)

I will say it. I am fat AND beautiful.

(via wholegrainheart)

(Source: marfmellow)

5:45 pm  •  2 September 2014  •  40,072 notes
  • Self-esteem campaign: EVERY GIRL IS BEAUTIFUL OKAY?
  • Self-esteem campaign: *only shows pictures of conventionally attractive white, cishet, able bodied girls*
  • 5:44 pm  •  2 September 2014  •  1,143 notes

    'Sex' doesn't sell. Erosion of female self esteem does. The feeling of superiority over women does. Turning women into 'things' to be studied, scrutinized & judged and then calling it 'sex' does.

    Sex doesn’t sell. Objectification does

    ― Sadiqa Thornton (via female-only)
    5:44 pm  •  2 September 2014  •  76,075 notes

    what if tattoos just randomly appeared on our skin at key points in our lives and we had to figure out what they meant for ourselves

    5:23 pm  •  2 September 2014  •  979,097 notes

    latentfeminine:

    latentfeminine:

    Just registered a superdrug points card online, 

    I put my gender as female, and then the next page it asked for my name and title. Didn’t quite feel like I was able to put “miss” :/

    It’s okay, remedied the problem by choosing their gender neutral option… Dr.
    I am now a Dr.
    Becoming a doctor is easy peasy.

    5:22 pm  •  2 September 2014  •  17 notes