They actually changed the name to "feminist-sized"
@Slightly Used Spork, dunno, I'm fat but not a feminist, really just eat too much, not a victim
@Slightly Used Spork, Should just change it to "Landwhale".
@Slightly Used Spork, for their pant suit line right?
@Slightly Used Spork, I'm pretty sure they make all their own clothes. I don't think they're allowed in stores.
@Empshok, women making clothes is part of the patriarchy. Why else do to think they demand to walk around naked?
@Slightly Used Spork, they make them out of home-grown hemp fertilized by their own menstrual blood.
Hey, if it wasn't repulsive, it wouldn't be modern feminist!
I'll sit here and wait for a list of all the cases of obesity that have been solved by telling them they're beautiful as they are
@Kangaroo Jacked, if anything its cause more
@Kangaroo Jacked, If these whales want that over actual help then fine, they're cutting themselves from the gene pool at least.
@Dexios S Divine, not really. Fat people fück, too.
@I Are Lebo, if they can find their penis and/or flaphole
@Bow To Your Senpai, that's not entirely necessary. You can fück a fat fold if you're honey enough.
Ehhhhh obligatory not all plus size people are overweight comment... because seriously- my dress size went up having a kid even though I lost weight. It sometimes happens when you PASS A HUMAN BEING THROUGH YOUR PELVIS. It doesn't always shrink down...
@SchroedingerPussPuss, the criticism isn't about people that are overweight being incapable of losing the weight, nor is it about fat people being "supposed to feel shame."
The criticism is levied at the people who would rather take pride in their body than actually seek to improve it. If you are overweight enough that it is provably increasing your chances for heart disease and diabetes, then you are not 'fabulous shaped', you're unhealthy.
Obviously society leans too far to the 'unhealthily skinny' side of that, but that's a different problem.
@I Are Lebo, I agree, except that there are varying levels of healthy. I have worked and was trained in the medical field. I've seen women who were considered very obese have perfect blood pressure/blood sugar/cholesterol and also skinny people with the exact opposite. The human body does NOT follow a textbook 100% of the time. That 10-15% of people with other health conditions or hormonal imbalances will always trump "thin = healthy". The whole skinny fat argument and all that.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, I agree. The ideal BMI varies from person to person and background to background.
But if you are carrying so much weight that your skin pinches at joints like the elbows while the limb is straight, that's not being self confident or curvy, that's being morbidly obese.
I myself am fat. Some consider me obese, I disagree with the common definition of it. 6'3" and 240 lbs isn't ideal.
@I Are Lebo, it's important to keep in mind, too, that "plus size" people aren't even necessarily fat. Depending on what store you're in that could be a women's size 10 or 12 (don't know what that equates to in men's) which are pretty average sizes especially for older people
@HolyCatchphrase, that's true, but somewhat besides the point. The type of 'plus size' the post is referring to is not coming from the companies that try to sell a size zero as the ideal weight and anything more than that as being plus sized. That's a definition that's intentionally warped in order to shame any woman who doesn't starve themselves for beauty. You'll note that there's no size zero for men. It's an archaic double standard that is unfair to everybody except for the 1 or 2% of people that fall under their extremely narrow beauty standards.
But the trend that is fighting that is going too far to the opposite extreme. The attitude expressed in this post is that of groups like feminism who will promote a 25 year old woman that is 5'6" and weighs 300 pounds as being beautiful. At that point it doesn't really matter what her features are, she is morbidly obese, not "fabulous shaped".
The primary consideration needs to be health, not clothing sizes.
@I Are Lebo, I agree that health is important and as much as I consider myself a feminist, I cringe when I see someone talking about how beautiful they are because of their extreme weight. I don't think they should be mocked and ridiculed, but I also don't think they should be encouraged to not change at all. I think their needs to be a middle ground. Women are more than just their physical appearance and can be overweight and still deserve respect. But someone who is unhealthy should work on that. Not because they are unattractive, but because life is harder when you're obese.
@HolyCatchphrase, I think you hit the nail on the head there. Morbidly obese people deserve respect just like anyone else. They don't deserve less consideration, nor should they feel shame for living the way they choose.
The line should be made at forced praise, more so than forced acceptance. If you're fat, own it. Either endeavour to lose weight or accept that your weight puts you at various health risks. Accept that many people are not attracted to overweight partners. Some are.
Protection from mockery is a luxury that is awarded to no one.
They say they're healthy at their weight, but none have them have been able to catch me when I slowly jog away after making whale noises.
I propose we refer to it as Hyperglycemia of Acquired Insulin Resistance.
Mostly so I can refer to patients as hairy and obese...
Unpopular opinion follows: personally I think this is a good thing. Don’t get me wrong I’m in the plus sized category despite not being fat (I am very broad shouldered) I do know other people who are plus sized and are fat. The only ones who aren’t really trying to lose weight are people who have conditions/medications that cause weight gain. The others every single one of them is trying to lose weight. The difference is to the extent they are willing to go. One of my friends is trying to eat healthier, smaller portions and get some more activity. This person has been in a good environment their whole life so they take it positively. I have a few other friends who have been harassed and bullied to the point where they feel they need to not eat or take diet pills to get slim. Few people enjoy being fat. I used to be when I was younger and it felt awful I think that as a result more positivity couldn’t hurt and for the people that are ok with being fat well its not really my business.
As a 275 lbs man I support this message
The women with fabulous diabetes take happy pills to make it go away.
@AnimusJ, what they don't tell you is that the happy part is made of cyanide