The Unbelievably Cruel Words Fat Women Hear on the Street

Originally posted on Empathize This and cross-posted with their permission. 

(Content Warning: Fatphobia, sizeist slurs, mention of rape.)

We need to talk about a horrific and common form of street harassment: the cruel way people treat fat women who are doing nothing more than existing in public.

You may know about how fatphobia shows up in examples like healthcare and clothing, but here’s a comic with a clear picture of how one woman suffers from the vicious treatment she gets whenever she goes out.

Let’s let this woman’s story remind us: There’s no wrong way to have a body.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

Street Sizeism



Empathize This develops comics based on audience-submitted stories about how prejudice and hardship affect their lives. They believe that a visual element helps some people understand a story better, that having the comic can help drive the narrative’s point home. Please follow them on twitter at @empathizethis.