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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