Back to top.
Women who are fat are said to have ‘let themselves go.’ The very phrase connotes a loosening of restraints. Women in our society are bound. In generations past, the constriction was accomplished by corsets and girdles…. Women today are bound by fears, by oppression, and by stereotypes that depict large women as ungainly, unfeminine, and unworthy of appreciation…. Above all, women must control themselves, must be careful, for to relax might lead to the worst possible consequence: being fat.

“Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship,” by Cecilia Hartley

http://tmblr.co/ZpHPNyVr0t_r
  1. rainyautumntwilight reblogged this from queerfatfemme
  2. heartanklebird reblogged this from bigfatfeminist
  3. zibziby reblogged this from autarkical
  4. mae-berry reblogged this from meredithellenmae
  5. bovineroyalty reblogged this from boywiththepurplesocks
  6. boywiththepurplesocks reblogged this from loveyourrebellion
  7. grossefem reblogged this from queerfatfemme
  8. thedrunkmother reblogged this from itchesandtugs
  9. wily-caryatid reblogged this from bigfatfeminist
  10. lookingforsure reblogged this from blatantmisandrist
  11. tepperz reblogged this from yuusaris
  12. californiashowmelovethrowitup reblogged this from optimuspreiminister
  13. optimuspreiminister reblogged this from prustys-pottymouth
  14. bunnyboiler666 reblogged this from orcabetty
  15. orcabetty reblogged this from teaplusbeardspluscake
  16. ginalhe reblogged this from radfemale
  17. latenightfries reblogged this from radfemale
  18. bllanket reblogged this from lophiel
  19. l3eau reblogged this from 1800dominosbabe
  20. blatantmisandrist reblogged this from spooky-dooky
  21. spooky-dooky reblogged this from lifertillthebitterend
  22. lifertillthebitterend reblogged this from 1800dominosbabe
  23. 1800dominosbabe reblogged this from lophiel
  24. evolvingfractal reblogged this from lophiel
  25. lophiel reblogged this from spitpuddles
  26. australian-red-cedar reblogged this from punkrockfeminism
  27. punkrockfeminism reblogged this from radfemale