This? Is not that. | The Body Liberation Guide

Here’s one simple action you can take to help end discrimination against fat bodies this week: Stop appropriating the experiences and oppression of people who are fatter than you. 

If you live in a body that is of average size (the average American woman wears a size 14-18) or a bit larger (what some folks call “smallfat”), you do not have the same experiences as someone in a body larger than yours.  You can shop at most mainstream stores. You can almost always fit into airplane seats, restaurant booths, theme park rides, and chairs with arms. 

Most of the time, you will not encounter blatant or extreme discrimination or hatred due to your body size.

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