Hey, so guess what, boys and girls! Time for a newsflash!
Those of you who are genuinely butthurt about the fact that Nicki Minaj said “fuck those skinny bitches” in a song and have been causing an uproar in my inbox over how BODY POSITIVITY SHOULD INCLUDE ALL BODY TYPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! need to get a reality check.
Because I mean, let’s see here. Body positive imagery for thin people is literally everywhere. It’s—
- The representation they get in advertisements
- The fact that their body types are chosen for film and television roles predominantly, and those with heavier frames are typically chosen as a.) side/quirky characters b.) characters designed to do nothing but add humor to the backdrop of the story c.) some sort of character who falls into a trope of some sort
- The fact that they’re the ones who are viewed as sexy/beautiful/”ideal.” No matter what you say, society’s projected ideal standard of beauty is thin and white.
- It’s the fact that they have a seemingly endless variety of clothing stores to choose from.
- So on and so forth.
Thin people benefit in society, and even heavier men benefit over heavy women. With a few exceptions—such as Hairspray—rarely RARELY RARELY does a heavy girl ever get together with a thin man. Being fat means seeing degrading and humiliating jokes and commentary literally everywhere you look. Being fat means that society sees things like this and think it’s not only okay, but humorous:
Being fat means that the only time you get to see or hear yourself mentioned most anywhere is so that you can be the punchline of a humiliating, dehumanizing joke. So don’t you dare tell me that chubby women still need to go out of their way to make sure that thin women are included in each and every body positivity post, song, statement, etc. that’s made. When you do that, you sound like the people who change “Protect PoC” to “protect all people” and “save the women!!” to “hey, men exist too!”
Stop making things supposed to empower fat people with little to no positive representation a demonic force just because you’re offended that the words “skinny bitches” were used. I’m done being nice to people who come to yell at me in my inbox about this; it’s just sad at this point. Skinny people get represented in everything in society—sorry Nicki Minaj made a song empowering us that said a mean old curse word. Fat people definitely don’t know what that’s like. Oh, wait.