Today I saw this shitty picture on my Facebook news feed with over 70 likes. And it bothered me because, apart from being horrifyingly sexist, it’s just so dismissive of womens’ rights And the opinions of fat people.
I despise the implication that the only people who are feminists are fat women, as though the only reason a woman would support feminism is if she is deemed stereotypically unattractive therefore she must hate men because of it (because feminists are all a bunch of irrational man-haters, amirite? *rolls eyes*).
But even if it WAS true….so what? Why is a fat woman’s opinions less important than a thin woman’s? I’m a fat woman AND a feminist. What’s so funny about that? Why is that something to be mocked and ridiculed? It pisses me off so much that people can dismiss my genuine complaints about the society we live in (and its treatment of women) solely because I’m fat.