New piece up at Role/Reboot this morning on why body positivity, an idea I’m 100% in favor of, doesn’t jibe with all this “real women have curves” b.s. While I agree that fat people face discrimination, harassment and scorn, and that that needs to stop immediately, disputing the “realness” of other women (thin, muscular, flat-chested, trans, etc) is the wrong way to get there.
Relatedly, I have a new favorite line on this subject from Germaine Greer: ”The body reasonably healthy and clean is the body beautiful.”
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