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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 27 years old, a feminist, liberal, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
Thin privilege is being so terrified, at a size 14/16, of being fat-shamed by your GP that you delay going to see him for a symptom that could indicate a serious illness OR be caused by your weight gain OR mean nothing.
I ended up going to see my new GP after months and he found out it was nothing serious. He made no comment about my weight whatsoever. I’ve had more than one bad experience with the medical establishment in the past, but I’ll learn to trust him more.
Christianity is the largest world religion. The major requirement for being a member of group is that you choose to. You believe what the Book tells you, and you make the decision to be a part of it. Another huge part of it is spreading the word and trying to save (convert) people.
I don’t know where you’re from, so maybe you never got this lesson, but when the white folks colonized the Americas there was a systematic effort to completely destroy the native peoples, their languages, their religions, and their cultures. This effort to white-wash native peoples included taking children away from their families, forced “reeducation,” and genocide.
When someone desecrates a cross, or any symbol of christianity, it may be offensive to people who are part of that religion, because that item has personal significance.
When a non-native (generally white, though people of other ethnicities are not exempt) person appropriates an item of cultural and historical significance from the native population it is an act of violence. That person, whether or not they are cognizant of the significance of their actions, is rubbing salt in the wounds of the oppressed. They are ignoring the historical and social context in which they and the oppressed person/people exist and saying “my desire to look ‘cool’ is more important than your right to feelings of safety.” It is not appreciating the culture. It is insulting and dehumanizing.
sorry the screenshot wasn’t clear.
I do not have a tumblr, thus the submission. I recently came across this post through a friend, and i was just SO enraged. I anon ed her telling her that it is body shaming and it isn’t right. She completely ignored this and ranted on about how she was far from body policing. I was reluctant to submit at first but then I realized that many other women can learn from this.
Hard to read, but I get the gist of it. How… can you not realize that’s body shaming?