“I dont know you but you seem intelligent, funny and have a great spirit. However, celebrating being fat isnt smart or commendable. Its unhealthy. Im not hating on u or overweight people (my bestie is morbidly obese). However, pretending fat is sexy will put you in the hospital someday. I have MS so I know how horrible a chronic disease is. You can prevent getting a terrible illness by loving youself enough by getting fit. Im sure you want to look beautiful and fit. I swear im not trying to be mean or hurtful, I just want the women and girls who are reading this to not think being fat is girl empowerment because thats just as bad as dying to be super thin. Thats my two cents. Im sure ill getting negative feedback but I speak my mind even when Its not politically correct or welcomed. -Jeannette “
I am all for women speaking their mind. I am all for disagreement and discussion. But there is one thing that is NOT allowed on this blog: fat hate. Fat hate (yes, words of "concern" are hateful) is always generic, inaccurate and unwelcome. And blah blah blah boring. This is not the platform for your negative opinion of my body, anyone else's, or even your own. But... but... but why, you ask? Because the world is already flooded with it. This website is a safe space for anyone (no matter their size) who wants to learn to love themselves a little more. And I say: "You're not allowed to ruin that." And I'm the goddamn queen of this blog, so what I say goes.
Jeannette, you are absolutely right: you don't know me. You don't know that my blood pressure is perfect. You don't know that I ride my bike to work. You don't know that I eat clean food. And you know what? It's none of your fucking business. Your body is the only body you get to have an opinion on. And if you don't think that fat bodies are sexy (which they ARE. Which I AM.), then I suggest you find another blog to read because this one isn't for you. And while you're at it, here's some reading material that will hopefully educate you on the realities of the almighty fat, while kindly letting you know that you're wrong.
I don't necesarily have to respond to comments like this, and I don't have to explain my health to anyone. But I wanted to take this opportunity to be very clear about what is okay and not okay here at The Militant Baker. Disagreements/comments/discussion on practically everything else is a-okay.
Fat sistahs, don't let the world get you down mmkay? You are not worth more or less depending on the number on your scale. You're fucking beautiful, and goddamn sexy to boot. All of you. We're fighting a war against ignorance but you know what the awesome part is? If we love ourselves just the way we are... we win.
Have I made myself clear?
(And thanks Jeannette for creating a teaching moment:))
x's, o's, and Lisa Frank unicorns,