Saturday, January 1, 2000

Quotes on Fat Acceptance

“this country is suffering from a manifest destiny of the thin…” - AngryGrayRainbows

"For some men, the only thing more intolerable than the sight of a powerful woman is the sight of a powerful woman they don’t want to sleep with." - Paul Campos (on media criticism of Supreme Court nominees' physical appearance)

"I am not about getting rid of thin models, what I am about is diversifying our notion of beauty so that it is more inclusive because I feel at present there are so many people who suffer due to an unattainable beauty ideal." - Velvet D'amour

"Every age has its dominant caste. This is the age of the zealot...The overweening state, by dint of the efforts of the zealots, demands the right to determine the shape of its clients." -John Brignell (via JFS)

"Debunking the idea that some Ugly, automatically inferior group, even exists, is a difficult task..." -

"Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female". " - Erin,

"It doesn’t take too much time spent lurking on the [fatosphere] blogs to see why they liken their struggles to a fight for civil rights. In fact, they are fighting for our civility." -Lucinda Breeding, Denton Record-Chronicle

“As I’ve said before, if you think fat people have no self-discipline, consider the fact that they haven’t killed you yet.” - Miss Conduct, Boston Globe

"So, would transubstantiated communion wafer be carb, or protein?" - Phledge (on Shapely Prose)

"...the 'deaths attributable to obesity' statistics classify all dead obese people as killed by their fat, even if they were murdered with a tuning fork by evil clowns from outer space." -Rio (She Dances on the Sand)

"To hell with tiny pants!" -Cacie (Livejournal, via SP)

"If you’re fat and claim you don’t sit on the couch eating baby-flavored donuts all day, you are a liar." - Kate Harding (Shapely Prose)

"...the terror of carbs or the horror of fats or the menace of corn syrup or the, I don’t know, delicate ennui of riboflavin." - Fillyjonk (Shapely Prose)

"“But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me.  We had gone shopping for a dress for me to wear that night to a nightclub with the man I was seeing at the time. Pammy was in a wheelchair, wearing her Queen Mum wig, the Easy Rider look in her eyes. I tried on a lavender minidress, which is not my usual style. I tend to wear big, baggy clothes. People used to tell me I dressed like John Goodman. Anyway, the dress fit perfectly, and I came out to model it for her. I stood there feeling very shy and self-conscious and pleased. Then I said, 'Do you think it makes my hips look too big?' and she said to me slowly, 'Annie? I really don’t think you have that kind of time.'" --Anne Lamott (as quoted at

"no woman’s health can be measured by whether or not Alex Rodriguez wants to fuck her." --Ragen, from Dances With Fat

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