there is always in the body positive or fatshion tag the big debate over whether someone who fits into the societal ideal of “thinness” is allowed to label themselves as “fat”. For instance, in the fatshion tag, a tag specifically for (in my understanding, and i may be wrong) plus size fashion, there is always a smattering of individuals who do not wear plus size clothing. and i think, perhaps the backlash is the feeling of the an invasion of a safe space- people with perceived privilege who are entering a space created for a specific group of people who directly are disadvantaged by that same privilege. i guess what i was thinking is these women who do not wear plus sized clothing, who do fit into society’s idea of thinness can label themselves as fat, but if a woman who definitely exceeded society’s acceptable level of thinness were to label herself as thin, there would be a huge difference in the reception both parties receive. Does that make sense? I don’t even know anymore.
i’m not trying to start a shitstorm, just a thought that grasped me, and i thought i’d bounce it off you all and maybe start an awesome discussion about body image and privilege.
has anyone bought dresses from torrid? i’m usually a dress size 14-16, if i go with a size “1” from them, do you think that will fit right?
People really ?! “FATSHION” this has to be a sick joke. Sorry if im insulting anybody but glamourizing OBESITY IS NOT FUCKING OKAY.
My mom was able to find 3 bathing suits at JC Penny’s and I get my body shape from her so hopefully I’ll be able to find something cute. I am however, 30 years yonger than her and you know, want to look it, so here’s hoping I find something that’s not granny panties
what’s a good store for plus size clothes other than torrid or old navy plus? i finally have enough money to go shopping, but don’t know where to start looking!