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This is brilliant. I'm mostly saving it for my own later use, but I also wanted to share it.

"21 Things to Stop Saying Unless You Hate Fat People"

(If I were writing the article I would rephrase that to "...unless you want to contribute to hatred and discrimination against fat people." I know, I know, that doesn't pack the same rhetorical punch.)

Warnings:
1. Trigger warning for comments -- they might discuss examples of fat hatred.
2. I am instituting rules for the comments of this post. Do not promote any of the things listed as fat-hating. Also do not quibble about whether items on the list count as promoting fat hatred. You might well want to quibble, because even I don't agree with all of items, but please do it somewhere other than in comments to this entry. I'm going to delete comments that don't follow the rules. If I delete your comment, it doesn't mean I hate you.

This entry was originally posted at http://firecat.dreamwidth.org/788106.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. I prefer that you comment on Dreamwidth, but it's also OK to comment here.

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eeyorerin
Oct. 24th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Whyyyyyy did I keep scrolling -- okay I stopped after the first comment thread. But I was warned!
sabotabby
Oct. 24th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, I read this earlier today (and didn't read the comments). I don't agree with absolutely every point, but in general I found it rather good advice.

I've encountered most of these things in the wild. With white-person privilege, I find that racist white people say things around me that they would never say to a person of colour. I don't think it's the same with thin-people privilege—apparently no one has a problem saying most of these things right to fat people's faces, which is not only hateful but mindbogglingly rude.
sophy
Oct. 25th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this. I found the comments frustrating, but still good and informative because of the discussion that flowed from all of the frustrating ones - I'm sure both heavy moderation and an already built-up size acceptance readership of that blog helped in that, bit it made me wish more of the internet could be that way.
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