Most of the time I’ve found that advice columnists, when confronted with questions related to or about fat bodies, get it so gosh darn wrong. Usually, when they are “less offensively” wrong, it is because they are just repeating what they believe to be TRUEFACTS about OMGOBESITY. Sometimes, when they are Dan Savage, they just seem to hate fat people.
But I digress. This article attacks fat prejudice, explains why random men are not allowed to comment on female bodies, even with good intentions, AND points readers to information about HAES, NAAFA, and work by Paul Campos and Kate Harding. Fuck yeah!
Okay, back to writing final papers. I’m beginning to wonder if the “amount of effort put in” and the “amount of joy coming out” ratio is way, way off for graduate students.
P.S.: When searching for shitty examples of advice about fat, I actually found an Ann Landers column from 1976! Wherein she agrees that a young man’s penchant for fat girls is a psychological problem! Yowza.