When Thin privilege is institutionalized -
If you haven’t keep track of the changes in the federal Women and Children (WIC) program- you should take the time to look into them.
My mother had me and my brother at a young age- now 18 years later and almost 40 she’s going to have another child. Being displaced (homeless) and very poor- she turned to the same program that helped her in her youth- WIC. Some of their changes have disturbed her, like:
Instead of whole milk, they are strictly only giving 1% milk to expecting mothers. Unless you are perceived to be thin or underweight (I say perceived because none of what WIC does, advises or provides is under that counsel of doctors or professionals in the field. They do let you know if your doctor has advise contrary to their recommendations- they will keep it in consideration- EXCEPT IN ARIZONA)- then you are allowed more flexibility in what you would like to have.
They are restricting what types, within the types they’ve already set, of food you are allowed (No white bread- only wheat, only brown rice, as of july 1st only the cheapest/store brands are allowed).
They are also keeping all pregnant persons on a weigh chart, Yes- a weight chart that indicated that you’re only suppose to gain x amount of pounds and if you gain more that x or are already OVER those x pounds to start with- well you’re unhealthy and fat and they have taken the liberty of drawing you’re attention to how “unhealthy” your weight is becoming (as if a generation that has over 8 million people with EDs need to be reminded of their weight during pregnancy).
Why? Because “Fat children become fat adults,” meaning they intend to keep both mothers and their children thin from birth as to “reduce their chances of adult obesity” (yes- these are the words the WIC woman used when my mother inquired about these changes as this was not how WIC operated in the 90s and they make her highly uncomfortable).
This is literally what happens when sizism is institutionalized.
I’ve never understood why thin = healthy, especially in children. Thin children and non-chubby children just seem emaciated to me. I really feel bad for those kids who have hippie parents and don’t let them eat things like sugar or cheese.
I swear everybody and their cousin has new leaf and by the time I get it everyone will be over it and I’ll have nobody to friend code share with :(
Gwendoline Christie is the actress for Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. She stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and took swordfighting, horseriding, and stagefighting lessons for her part, as well as gaining 14 pounds of muscle, to accurately portray Brienne. (x)
She was also terrified of cutting her hair because she’d spent her life believing it was one of the only things that would make people see her as feminine despite her height. In an interview with TV Guide she said:
I struggled for a long time with [cutting] my hair, but then I’m grateful for the opportunity to realize that femininity doesn’t have to come from hair or any of those traditional female archetypes of appearance, So, that’s been exciting actually. I can’t speak with any kind of authority whatsoever because I’m just an actor and I only have my opinions, but I do think it’s really refreshing to have a woman depicted on a mainstream TV show that doesn’t obey typical aesthetics of females and the way they have been portrayed in the past. And I’m really excited to be portraying one of those women. And I hope that her popularity signals a greater expansion of people’s views about men and women and that gender types can be more flexible.
Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.
I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.
Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.
Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.
She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.
If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.
You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.
You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.
I am that person who doesn’t get a chance to talk to their dad because of reasons until late at night and the whole time when I’m about to it’s like okay okay father’s day yeah and then when you first talk to him it’s too awkward to say it and while you’re talking it’s too awkward and then you forget about it and go separate ways so then you get on your computer and its 11:58 at night and you sit stunned as you realize you never said happy father’s day to your father on fathers day
I just remember that last night when I was watching Glee with my sister, in My love is your love she actually said ” Your ass look like Mercedes’s ass”
I accept it