BODY SHAPE DIVERSITY.
While I think it’s fantastic we the rp community (or some of us, at least) are working towards diversity in ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, I think there is still one facet of diversity we as a whole are completely over-looking. And it actually makes me really angry.
About a month ago, I posted this: reblog if you’ve ever played a character who wears a size 20+
Do you know how many notes it got? Thirteen. Thirteen people that saw that post have played someone considered ‘fat’. I think that’s disgusting. Just as we as a society are conditioned to think certain things about race and sexuality, we are also conditioned to think things about size. And no one cares. No one is outraged that there are actually tv shows soley dedicated to making people feel like they are wrong, or ugly because of their size. And please do not come back at me with the “it’s a health issue!”, because I will hit you on the backside of your head so damned fast. Weight =/= health. Some people are naturally bigger built people, yet are still healthy. Some people are slender, yet have a ton of health issues because they don’t look after themselves. So you can stop right there with that bs.
I’ve never seen anyone review a rp and suggest they need more diversity in the sizes of their face claims. And you want to know why? Because we are still taught to think that being fat is 'wrong’.
I challenge you all, right now, to fight that. I challenge you all to stand up and say “no.” to this. I challenge you all the stand up and truly diversify your roleplays by including plus size characters.
I challenge you all, right now, to play a 'fat’ character yourself. I challenge you to play a body confident person who loves who they are, but just happens to be plus size. I challenge you to get involved in a romantic plot with a plus size character.
Lets not push this discrimination under the rug any longer.