There were some good posts (especially from body impolitic).
I'm glad that there IS such a thing as a Big Fat Carnival, never mind a 3d one (and the 4th is already scheduled). I sure as hell wish I'd had access to ANY critical thought about fat and body size when I was younger. And overall there was a lot of good thought and a lot of good sharing of personal experience.
However, I should not have gone in to read the posts in an emotionally vulnerable mood. I kept getting upset at subtle
Things I need to remember before the next time I read a roundup of such posts:
- The concept of "fat acceptance" covers a lot of ground, some of which I find, well, not accepting enough. But everyone has to start somewhere.
- Discussions of fat, body size, body image, eating, and so forth, even when they are presented in a context of acceptance, are not always comfortable for me and don't always conform to my fairly extreme politics on the subject.
- Not all bloggers moderate the contents of their posts and fat acceptance posts sometimes attract fat-hating and healthist comments.