12 June 2016 @ 06:19 am
 
yesterday at night a guy yelled "you're so fat" at me from a window of a taxi that sped past me.

At first I thought, 'yes, thank you, captain obvious', but then I realized that he didn't actually mean it like that. In our culture, saying "you're fat" is no longer just a descriptor of having extra fat. What people say by that is "you're disgusting, undesireable, unworthy of anyone's attention." That's why when you say "I'm fat" your friends will often say "oh no, you're not. You look awesome."

But what saddens me the most is that people feel it's totally fine to yell "you're ugly as fuck" at other people in the streets...

Edit: at least people don't shoot at me for being fat...
 
 
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[identity profile] owensheart.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)
I am sorry someone was so horrid to you, people like that are the ugly ones. *hugs*
[identity profile] elirwen.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 09:12 pm (UTC)
world is a horrible place. At least people don't shoot at me for being fat...
[identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
What a douchebag! Sorry you have to deal with people like that. *hugs*

Stacey
[identity profile] elirwen.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
all I can think about today is that I'm lucky people don't shoot at me for being fat
[identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com on June 13th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)
*nods* Thank God for that. Such a sad day.

Stacey
Emrys MK[personal profile] mk_malfoy on June 12th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
People can be so cruel. I don't understand!
[identity profile] elirwen.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
I'll never understand. And every day we hear news about more and more horrible things happening in the world. And all because of hatred.
[identity profile] afrozenflowerr.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)
What an asshole. I'm so sorry. *hugs*
[identity profile] elirwen.livejournal.com on June 12th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
have to be grateful it's just words they shoot my way, not bullets...