… ideal — and masculinity ensures power as a birthright, maybe part of me wanted to level the field. It’s pretty patronizing to have to jump through hoops just to be allowed to play a game that’s rigged against you anyway.
Everything is political. When we talk about bodies in culture, it’s never in a vacuum. We’re not at that place. We never may be. I’m sorry that some of you resent the fact that you’ve been drafted into a war that you didn’t sign up for, simply by virtue of existing in your body. I really don’t understand other fat people attempting to police this conversation — you do know that sidling up to oppression and parroting its rhetoric won’t save you, right? But here we are.