Tapati (tapati) wrote,

Some Ignorance in Your Holiday Stocking?

It would be nice if we could spend a tenth as much time examining why some men choose to rape women and figure out how to get them to stop as we do telling women the magical ways they can rape-proof themselves (which is not really possible). It would be a start, anyway. Binge drinking, straw man arguments and rape prevention (Feministing)

Meanwhile, over at Shakesville, Melissa McEwan responds to this fuckery--"BBC: Tell loved ones they are overweight this Christmas." Wow, really? Because I didn't know and would just go on in blissful ignorance if someone didn't tell me. It's not like I don't get fat-shamed over and over again in this fat-hating society. If I did celebrate Christmas, this would ruin it for me forever. So don't listen to the BBC, please, if you actually love your friends and family members who happen to be fat.

Pull out quote: I will never stop being amazed by how we are encouraged to regard all fatties as people overeating to fill an emotional void, then interact with them in abusive ways that create emotional voids. --Melissa McEwan Can we clone her? We need an army of Melissas.
Tags: christmas, fat phobia, rape, sexism, sexual assault

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