Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad. [Rest.]
sophie-marshmallow asked: I admit fat oppression is a real thing. But some of your posts I feel are harmful to all women. I don't know how much control you have over what is posted, but posts that deny the oppression that thin women face as well scare me. I don't want any woman to ever feel that the sexism that they face is lesser because they are thin So many of your posts are enlightening, and important. But others I fear perpetuate the idea that it is ok to harm thin women. No one should promote internal sexism.
To assume we are promoting sexism is ignoring how intersecting identities result in different experiences. Talking about the racism that Women of Color experience and white women don’t is not promoting sexism or lessening the sexism white women it experience, it is acknowledging there are distinct differences in lived experiences due to oppression depending on the identities a person has. The same is true for disabled people, trans people, poor people, queer people, fat people etc. and all of the people whose identities overlap multiple times. This is about putting experiences and the privilege people have into context.
Furthermore, we have never denied that all women regardless of body size experience sexism, which is directly related to the male privilege men have. In contrast we discuss fat experience through the framework of privilege. We also try very hard to acknowledge when the posts we receive may overlap with other identities or oppressions.
Thanks for answering honestly and without negative judgement.
I feel whenever we’re looking at issues that affect women we must do so with care and consideration.
Although I feel your post is eloquent and without judgement, I have seen posts on this page with the words “die thin people” or “go kill yourself” directed at thin people.
Does this fit into a framework that supports all women?
And in what way does posts like that help end the specific oppression women who do not fit into the “societal ideal” face.
I have seen many women who whilst recounting a situation of abuse, neglect, sexual harassment etc. have their experience disregarded because they are seen to have thin privilege.
Whilst fully supporting the aim of this page, I am unable to support that type of thought process, and I fear that you invalidate much of the good that you do through attacks on other women.
If your aim isn’t to attack other women, then surely a legitimate concern must be why so many women leave this page feeling that their experiences of sexism have been undermined or overlooked?
(I hope I have expressed myself without any judgement or negativity towards the movement, these are legitimate concerns that I have, and I think many people have, and I am genuinely curious as to where these issues sit with the administrators of this page)
The posts you reference (about us purportedly telling thin people to “kill themselves”) were not created by TITP but by trolls of TITP. I think you need to get your facts straight first before saying things outright that aren’t true. As such, your judgment is flawed in that you’re getting information from blogs that have been created for the sole purpose of getting TITP taken down, or to troll us.
I’m also not sure where you’re getting your information “so many women leave this page feeling that their experiences of sexism have been undermined or overlooked.” If you mean that intersectionality is an issue not all people understand/have heard of/have internalized, then I agree. Some people might not accept that many fat women experience a magnified sort of sexism due to being in two overlapping groups — fat people and women — that are discriminated against. They might see us pointing out how existing in the intersection of two or more oppressed groups can magnify the discrimination they experience for being members of each group as dismissing the discrimination experienced by people who, for instance, don’t experience fat discrimination but do experience sexism.
I don’t always agree with TITP mods - sometimes this blog even makes me sed, angry, self-hating - but when I do, it’s now. My favourite submissions are the ones that deal with double standarts and intersection of thin privilege with male and white privilege. For these posts I want to thank you, mods, you’re doing a great job handling the intersection problems.
The thought of being pregnant is really terrifying. I don’t ever want to have children.
It’s like Alien to me!
after you’ve been through like a string of fandoms and you’ve decided your favourite character/s for each one, there will come a day when you will list all your faves from each fandom side by side and look at them carefully and realise
you have a type
Yes, and it scares me. From The Type I like the most I seem to be a troubled, if not deranged, individual.
Thin privilege is not being ridiculed at a Magic the Gathering Convention for simply sitting down and playing a game, and then have it going viral on reddit
Which is exactly what happened to these poor people
He’s ridiculing these people for their darn asses showing, not for being fat! In case you didn’t notice, the guy is quite large himself, btw, and that seems to not be the pert of the joke, too.
Money spent better than at getting in wars with middle east countries, that’s for sure.
Anonymous asked: i ate too many almonds today :( can you tell me the nutritional difference between roasted/unsalted and raw?
Almonds are good! Don’t worry about it. I would google the nutritional differences but if I can do it, so can you. Plus, Im mobile and it would be super hard from here. Google is your best friend ;)
People should care less about calories and more about the health benefits food can give you. I know it’s hard, I fail at it too.