People always seem to just run with the idea that “all interpretations are true”, but forget the corollary that “all interpretations are true so long as they’re rational and you can derive it from evidence in the text”. And by this, I mean that there’s a limit to fan interpretations/theories/headcanons that you can come up with before it sounds like you’re talking about a whole different work entirely.
Skinny shaming is not okay.Let’s be clear about that from the start. Anyone who thinks it’s okay to comment on or mock a skinny girl’s body needs to recognize his or her own internalized prejudice. Skinny shaming is body shaming. It’s harmful, and it’s real, and we need to stop it. But, no, it is not the same thing as fat discrimination.
We’ve noticed an uptick in this misdirected comparison. U.K. musician Natalia Killsrecently vented on Twitter, evidently angered by Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” lyrics (“Yeah, this one is for my bitches with a fat ass in the fucking club / Fuck those skinny bitches”). Says Kills, “Horrified I’m considered a bitch for not being overweight.” She went on to defend those who prefer slender bodies, concluding, “Larger-framed women need to stop bullying/victimizing girls with small frames.”
Yes. I’ve seen a few things recently saying “skinny shaming isn’t a thing and is totally ok” which, no. Understandable, sometimes, and not something skinny people should get too self righteous about, but not entirely unproblematic. Mocking or judging anyone for aspects of their apearance they can’t control is always bad. But mocking someone for being fat is a whole other level of damaging, and should not be equated with mocking someone for being skinny.
With Nicki Minaj’s song specifically there’s racial stuff going on which makes things more complicated. Also the previous line takes the sting out of the word “bitch”. So I’m more talking about the general point, and I wouldn’t mention it at all if I hadn’t seen a bunch of skinny shaming apologia.
One of the best shows I’ve ever watched
Happy 68th Birthday, Freddie Mercury!
TAPED INSIDE THE LOCKER OF MY HEART
This. Stop this “only one woman can be great at a time” nonsense.
i was thinking the other day about how bloody awful and unfun the borgias would probably be on present-day hbo and then i realised the show i was imagining was literally tom fontana’s borgia
does anyone else get the urge to look up fanfics of their oc ships and then remember OH YEAH those don’t exist i’d have to write them
I always think of this as Han’s “aw yiss i get to make it with twins” moment