Can you guess why this author felt it was so important for her daughter to be at the Women’s March? These reasons are giving us some hope for the future!
We all love a good, body-positive message, right? That is, if the woman behind the message is relatively thin. If she’s fat, or writes positively about bodies of all sizes, abilities, and more, she gets a tidal wave of criticism. Why? There’s a massive, toxic industry behind it. Here’s how and why we should reject the absurd notion that only weight loss means happiness.
In a world filled with misogyny, children are taught to diet at terrifyingly early ages and women are perpetually assessed by oppressive, fatphobic, Eurocentric, patriarchal standards of beauty (as opposed to character or skill). Liz Boltz Ranfeld vows to break the cycle of fat-shaming by loving and celebrating her daughter regardless of weight or size.