guys… it’s that time of the year
Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.
Socialism failed Africa. To prove it here are a list of socialist African leaders assassinated/overthrown by Western imperialists governments
I know a lot of the “this is thin privilege” posts and discussions can be really polarizing. so one person who is extremely bothered by the extremity of it asked me about my opinion of it a week or two ago so I kind of laid it out for him, as someone who’s kind of fat and hasn’t really been able to change it, and I guess this is all important to explain
it’s not like it’s the end of the world for fat people. we’re not the victims of an impending apocalypse of skinniness.
but “thin privilege” is not having to worry about burdens inherent to people with curvier bodies in our society
it’s basically being able to walk into a store and know, for sure, that you will be able to find a good piece of clothing, not that just flatters you, but that fits, because when you’re ridiculously small and skinny you can pick from small, medium, and large, and even the larger sizes tend to just fit “taller” proportions, and you don’t have to go to a whole different store, made specifically to your body types, to find clothes that are at least half-decent on you (or in my case, are actually too big. that’s right, I’m too big and too small.)
it’s knowing that your doctor won’t overlook your family history and your genetics and life factors because of numbers that you may not be able to change, that are affected by the curves that people reassure you are “pretty” and “perfectly fine” and “sexy,” the last one in the most creepy, fetishized way possible
and by the way, don’t get me wrong, it’s not healthy to be stuck in a wheelchair because you can’t move, and it’s not healthy to be unfit. thinness can come as a result of fitness, but you can be healthy and still have a great butt and curves and some fat hanging off your arms. we all promote health, and I’ve been (honestly, unsuccessfully) trying to stay healthy. but we don’t need someone judging that for us. and the reverse is true, by the way - given basic knowledge of math and the productivity of the current american population, there are likely as many, if not more unhealthy skinny people than there are “overweight” people altogether.
thin privilege is being not fetishized and pushed into another category altogether, though I guess that’s also a female problem as a whole - the idea of “the typical” and “the other,” and we are “the other” and sometimes for the worst
it’s that little moment when someone scoots in their chair so their own tiny stomachs are pressing against the table or you to pass, with that look on their face like “oh, shit, someone like that’s coming through,” even after a lifetime of practicing these passes so nobody would have to give you that look
it’s knowing that no matter how comfortable you are in your body, someone will be out to get you because of, again, those “perfectly fine” curves, because they don’t want to see you happy unless they are, and they’re only happy when you’re “the typical,” which you may never be
and so you can’t even swim in comfortable clothes without a conscience nagging you that someone is judging you - my family has sat there, judging people bigger than I, and even I’m made uncomfortable by this as I sit in my one-piece and rashguard, and you can’t even imagine how I felt during my one year of swim team
and one of the worst ones is being a constant butt of a joke. if you say “I’ll get fat eating this” or something like that around a chubby person, around anyone really, you’re an insensitive prick, because no, you won’t get fat, but thanks for letting us know that fatness is a consequence, something negative that you never want to be, and therefore, thank you so much [/sarcasm] for demeaning our existence, even just by a bit.
don’t get me wrong, thinner people have some of the overlapping worries, but to be skinny means that society will reassure you meaningfully that you are the norm, that by being thin, no matter how you got to that point - and they do not mind when you have almost died to reach it, and sometimes, you still get taunted with that implication - you are “the typical,” you do not need to worry, because you are not “one of those people”
Elsa, fearful of how her freezing powers might hurt her sister, runs away from the castle, and once she’s atop a faraway mountain, she sings a song about how she is finally free to be herself, to quit hiding her ice powers. “No right, no wrong, no rules for me,” she sings. This “be true to yourself” song is classic Disney, along the lines of Aladdin’s “A Whole New World.” But Frozen flips the paradigm—we find that while Elsa was “just being herself,” she unknowingly wreaked destruction back home. In a later song, she realizes, “[There’s] no escape from the storm inside of me.” The comedic snowman Olaf explains at one point that love is not being true to yourself, but rather “putting someone else’s needs before yours.” (Olaf is one of the many great side characters in the movie, including the reindeer Sven and a Norwegian sauna owner.)
this entire paragraph makes me want to rip out my hair x
i can definitely see why this movie would be attractive to my former haunts
and why i will probably want to destroy every copy of the movie once i finally hate-watch it
classic focus on conformity in opposition to a straw-man destructive unconformity
and uncritical embrace of only ONE aspect of love at the expense of self rather than in conjunction with self (especially if you’re a lady, of course)
HAHAHAH wow how predictable
you have to make sacrifices for others but they never need make sacrifices for you. Your happiness is and always has been dangerous. Great. Thanks Disney. Thanks.
this is my favorite internet phenomenon that i have experienced since i joined tumblr three years ago.
yeah, this is a vague post, but some of you guys on here— I’m not saying any names— but some people are *shifty eyes* real cutie patooties. not saying any names though
what the fuck this bird just flew into our house so i like went over to let it out and it didn’t budge or anything it let me pick it up and stuff.
a either your spirit animal has arrived or b you are a disney princess.
Terrifying Ghost Footage!
I was expecting a screamer but this is WAY WORSE. ;A;
Most people have heard of purity balls — formal events where young women pledge their abstinence to their fathers until they marry — but we had no idea that the tradition had an equivalent for young men. The difference is that Integrity balls do not involve a young boy pledging his virginity to his mother because he wants to stay virtuous. As Jessica Valenti explains to Shecter:
[Integrity balls are] not about ownership or I’m pledging my virginity to my mother or it’s important for me to wait because that makes me a virtuous man. The language was: ‘I shouldn’t have sex because that’s someone’s future wife or that’s someone’s daughter.’ So you don’t want to do damage to someone else’s property.
Ew ew ew ew ew.
Thin privilege is when the news reports on “the obesity epidemic” while showing video footage of random fat people on the street.
Sure, their faces are usually blurred out, but I wouldn’t want images of my body being shown on a hateful fatphobic news report. Especially without my permission!
This is a thing that’s bothered me a lot for some strange reason.