susan superstar

What’s infuriating about current examples of body discrimination being addressed in mainstream is that it’s been diluted and I feel like it’s been done like that on purpose by non-fat parties.

When I search articles for examples of  fat shaming, it’s always someone highlighting the time a skinny celebrity or a model was shamed for having a little pudge or being slightly bigger than other models.

Now I’m not ignoring the fact that all women of any size have experienced some form of discrimination based on misogynistic beliefs about how women’s bodies should look. We’re women it happens to all of us.

However I felt that the body posi movement was suppose to breakthrough on the fact that fat bodies and fat women deserve to be shown respect and people to understand that fat women’s bodies are not for people’s gaze and dictatorship. 

It goes “Superstar Susan was body shamed by fans, see what she said to her haters”

I click over and see a skinny celebrity with a barely there tummy  talking about being fat shamed.

And it’s so frustrating because there is always a sea of people coming out of the wood works to congratulate them for being brave and owning their bodies.

But when actual fat women are shamed publicly everyone suddenly becomes internet doctors then comes the “It’s okay to love yourself but…” comments.

Or public media skips over fat women stories of body shaming all together because in reality, they really don’t care about fat women and body shaming.

There’s still parts in our culture that wants to keep superficial notions about women’s body by maintaining the idea that fat women are undesirable and need to be done away with.

I don’t like how mainstream is throwing the body posi movement a bone like “There, be satisfied with that because we’re not giving you anything else”.

Speed is the ultimate, all time high. That first rush. Wow! Just that burning, searing, soaring sense of perfection. There’s no way to explain it unless you’ve been through it. There’s no way to tell anyone who hasn’t tasted it. I’d like to turn the whole world on just for a moment… just for a moment. I’m greedy. I’d like to keep most of it for myself and a few others, a few of my friends. Keep that superlative high just on the cusp of each day so that I radiate sunshine.
—  Susan Superstar, Ciao! Manhattan