Bil Browning

YGST: Fat rant

Filed By Bil Browning | July 10, 2007 7:45 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: body image, fat people, Joy Nash, society

Our society makes such a big deal out of body image. Fat. Thin. Old. Young. Ugly. Beautiful. Male. Female. We're built on a dichotomy where one is seen as more valuable or desirable than the other.

And yet we tend to slide from end of the spectrum to the other, don't we? Then thin gain weight, the fat lose it. The young grow old and beauty fades. Our trans friends can testify to the fluidity of gender.

So why do we keep reinforcing the either/or conundrum?

(Hat tip to Meet The Bloggers for the fat rant by Joy Nash)


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