i made a gid
i am disappointed about a lot of people and the lies that they tell and the facades that they wear and the petty whims they’ll adhere to, but particularly recently. a lot of people I trusted to be really communicative and understanding have turned out to be rude, hurtful, and very quick to abandon and detach from and it hurts a lot.
okay so i made this piece on ms paint and i’ve been working with ms paint more lately just because it’s something i like a lot (i think i’ll be working there more) and this image needs more clarification
i want to clarify first that i agree that the body positive movement started out with really good intentions but ended up being less about fat people (unless they were idealized hour-glass) and more about thin people
when you think about bullying that goes with thin people, it has more to do with reducing them to bones, disgusting or that “boys don’t like it” or really ableist (ie making fun of an eating disorder)
when you think about bullying and discrimination that goes on with fat people, it’s… much worse than that; you can lose jobs, relationships, the ability to walk around comfortably (lack of clothing, disgusted looks from people, passing comments about you as you walk through a store), you can also lose your sense of self because people don’t think of you as a person anymore and you’re a stereotype (for me, it’s probably the fat american)
i don’t apologize anymore for my weight but i find that thin people try to excuse themselves by saying “i was fat once” (and you aren’t now so it’s not relevant) or “you’re being mean to people because they’re happy with their body” or “i can’t control my weight either” but that isn’t the point y’know?
the point is that we need to advocate for the safety of the disadvantaged first before we can work to include people who already have privileges
another thing is that i can’t control my weight and i AM happy with my body, it took me a lot of time to be but i AM now and the only problem i have is that, if i can be happy with my body then why can’t anyone else?
there’s lots of privileges associated with being thin and they FAR outweigh any gentle prods from fat people and ESPECIALLY because the only time being a fat person is acceptable is if you are first sexualized
so i just wanted to criticize the body positive movement because it hasn’t been doing much except fetishizing a certain fat body type, ignores fat people who have eating disorders (which i also think with positive encouragement can help thin people who have eating disorders as well) or tend to self-harm and focuses a lot more on issues which aren’t really relevant (beauty, male approval, “real” women, etc.)
calling all men dogs is seriously offensive to dogs
Cotton Candy Machine + Stranger Factory
Another two shows that happened over this past weekend were at Cotton Candy Machine (Brooklyn) and Stranger Factory (Albuquerque). I have more in the “Sonny Series” at these shows! You can see the shows online and purchase whatever you like! the shows look real nice.
this is the most classic and most common and seemingly harmless but ultimately poisonous nerd tou there is “if you can’t define it you can’t provei it exists and if you can’t prove (to my arbitrary pseudo scientific satisfaction) that it exists then obviously it doesn’t” holy fucking shit do you want me to prove consciousness exists do you want me to fucking kick you in the balls and see if you shrivel in pain or not
theyre out here saying HTE SCIENCE!!! then pose one of those faux philosophical questions that sounds like what a 40 year old white man having an existential criss while sitting at home in his suburban house after a day at the office.
plus there are already theories and words for this fucking shit. there’s solipsism, and just oh my god talk about speaking out of your ass. nerds think theyre so fucking original
"magic isn’t real" the nerd shouts at me as i grab him with my talons and slam dunk him into a dumpster
that’s what he gets for not believing i can turn into a gryphon
Too many men let other dudes get away with saying all kinds of sexist shit and scoff at the very idea of women speaking out against misogyny
but some of these same guys throw a fucking fit when a girl refers to herself as a misandrist or a “man-hater”.
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE TWEET EVER
Joseph Fink throwin’ mad shade on Twitter rn.
wabbits! for nogo!!