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I always wonder if people from other states are inundated with posts about Florida. I mean, my dash is always having some laugh about Florida but never about Montana. Do other states have jokes about themselves? I don’t know I have to go feed my alligator some orange juice.

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can she just get an award or something

I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.

So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.

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This isn’t even my final form #immortalaunt #lesliaisonsdangereuses #dangerousliaisons

This isn’t even my final form #immortalaunt #lesliaisonsdangereuses #dangerousliaisons

This immediately brought tears to my eyes

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This immediately brought tears to my eyes

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Fat politics are near and dear to my heart, not only because I’m quite the fatty myself, but also because all body inequality has a lasting effect on every single person involved. 
When we hate one type of body, we start to hate them all. We compare and critique, hating our failures and then hating others who appear to be more successful. Then we start to hate those who are failing more than us so that we don’t feel so bad about those guys that we hate because they’re succeeding! Hate. Hate. Hate. It’s a lot of hate, and it’s vicious. VICIOUS I tell you!
And it goes oh so much deeper than that. Body hate is internalized at a very young age; killing our sense of self-esteem and teaching us that we must change in order to be okay. 
Guess what?81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. And they’re more afraid of fat than they are of cancer, war, or losing both of their parents. 
Because of this, a survey of girls 9-10 years old showed that 40% of them have already tried to lose weight. Body image is closely linked to self-esteem and low self-esteem in adolescents can lead to eating disorders, early unsafe sexual activity, substance use, and suicidal thoughts. 
95% of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. Certain eating disorders have a 6x higher mortality rate. Low self-esteem is closely linked to depression and over 60 Americans commit suicide everyday due to this diagnosis. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies, and only 4% would openly call themselves beautiful.
And it’s all for naught.
It’s all for nothing, y’all. There is no truth in the lie that certain bodies are good and certain bodies are bad. All bodies just are and whatever that looks like is okay. Not only okay, but perfect, I would say!
The reality is that everything we believe about body worth is wrong. We’ve learned to hate certain shapes and sizes because of American history and the economic story hidden within. In “Why We’ve Learned to Hate Ourselves”, I talk about the organization of class systems, the creation of Patriarchy, Tuberculosis, WWII, and newly independent housewives. ALL of these things have been building blocks for the best business scheme in history. We have been given an idyllic body that is presented as gospel; one that 95% of women in this country are not born with, and then we are told that we must somehow achieve this impossible physique. Preferably by attempting to purchase perfection through creams, diet pills, surgeries, laser treatments, special cereals, and expensive meal replacements.
We buy all of these things so that we can somehow, mayyyyyybe someway become something that, yeah… we will never be. I will never become the worlds definition of perfection. Most of my friends around me won’t either. In fact, the large majority of women will never achieve the ideal female figure that we’re taught to worship. Ever. And so, with failure hanging heavily around our necks, we stunt our opportunities, relationships and quality of life. 
Though this is need not be, it currently it is and affects us all.
While body hate leaves no person unscathed, there is a group that it sure does like to hang out with an awful lot… The Fatties.

Those Fatties, I’ll tell you what. They exist solely to flaunt themselves as a repulsive and diabolic mockery of what bodies are supposed to be. HOW DARE THEY TAKE UP SPACE ON THIS PLANET.

Are ya still with me?

I say this facetiously of course, but know that those few sentences above resonate for more people than you care to count. And this is why we’re here today.
I loved the Feminist autocompletion series, and I am well versed in what the internet has to offer when you type in things like feminism, sluts, gender equality and other supposedly controversial words. I personally spend a lot of time researching body image related subjects and so I’m also aware of what gems pop up when you type in something like, say, “fat people”.
I may be used to reading this kinda junk by now, but that doesn’t make it any less alarming when the top searches for fat people include things like: fat people are disgusting, don’t have feelings, deserve to be bullied, and should die. This immense hatred baffles me; a persons body shape is so benign that it only affects those who inhabit it. Yet, it is socially acceptable to hate, loathe, harass, antagonize, persecute and bully a person based on a clothing size.
If you’re needing a reminder of what bullying is, here’s a quick gist:
So, real talk.
The reality is that fat shame, hate, and oppression is THE most encouraged form of bullying that we face today. It is not only highly prevalent, but it is cheered on by the majority that believes that larger bodies are inherently wrong. This is aided and abetted by all media; both in entertainment material and advertising. In fact, it’s quite UN-popular to stand in favor of fat acceptance, and god forbid you preach of fat love.

We have a long way to go.

There are shelves of books dedicated to why this is (and we don’t have the space to explore that entire concept in one post) but lets be sure to remember this: we have been conditioned to loathe and fear a fat body. We are not born a body bigot, we learn it. We absorb lucrative lies and judge others (and ourselves) based on this made-up law of superficial worth.
Okay, but lets say that I’m wrong (I’m not) and that bigger bodies are bad (definitely not) because by having them you’ve somehow failed (you haven’t). Okay, say all those things have a grain of truth, and fat is indeed some sort of social failure. This is still not reason enough to hate, hurt, and bully another human being. Especially when the subject of contention is something that has nothing to do with you or anyone else. No excuse.
One of my favorite quotes is from Ragen Chastain who write at Dances with Fat and she says: 
"Fat people have the right to exist in fat bodies regardless of how we got fat, what being fat means, or if we could be thin through some means – however easy or difficult. 
There are no other valid opinions on this.
 We have the right to exist without shaming, bullying or stigmatization, period.” 
Can I get an AMEN?

All this fat hate has gotta stop.
As long as we continue to demonize and degrade one body type, we will never reach true body acceptance as a society. And until we reach true body acceptance as a society, we will continue to see low self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, sabotaged relationships, employment inequality, sky high suicide rates, and all sorts of other social infirmities. No more please. No more.
Every body is a perfect body. There ain’t no wrong or “more right” way to be, and that’s a fact.

No need to include the Google autocomplete (unless you want to of course), but feel free to make a poster with your OWN slogan that challenges weight hate and size discrimination! Whatever speaks true to you, make it a poster and share it on The Militant Baker’s Facebook! I’ll be making a photo album to showcase them all and share with the entire world!

Hop to it! 
Social revolution awaits!


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go look up the lynching of 18 year old Kody Ingham, found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.

look up Frederick Jermaine Carter, 26 year old found hanging from a tree in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 3, 2011. ruled a suicide, saying while he was helping his stepfather paint a home, he wandered off, found a tree and proceeded to hang himself. the site of the lynching is ten minutes away from where Emmit Till was killed in 1955. no media coverage, family is trying desperately to get the medias’ attention through YouTube videos.

look up Roy Veal, 55 year old found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man, oil was found to be underneath the land. his head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. ruled a suicide, family trying to get attention through YouTube.

look up Reynard Johnson, 17 year old found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. his family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this. the family managed to get Jesse Jackson to talk on their behalf, but Jesse (just like Sharpton) only have imaginary powers, they are puppets of white supremacy who are only seen nationally when called upon by the white establishment, he wasn’t even able to get the murder national attention.

now this Kendrick Johnson incident in Valdosta, Georgia. look up how there are four surveillance cameras that can show him in the gym but all footage is being withheld by authorities. also there was blood found splattered on the wall of the gym that did not belong to Johnson, showing me he was able to wound one of the perpetrators.

Black people have fallen asleep in this politically correct post-Civil Rights society. Nothing has changed for you negroes, the only thing that is outlawed now is overt expressions of racism and hatred, that’s it. whereas 40 years ago, these white criminals would have come out and admitted they killed him and probably would have posed for a picture too alongside the dead body, now they have to be diplomatic about not hurting feelings. So for example when Bill O’ Reilly refers to young black men in the inner city who he really wants to call Niggers, he says instead “these kids”. don’t let the way words are put together fool you d*mb mothafuckers, the hate is still burning.

In 1865, just after Emancipation, African Americans owned 0.5 percent of the total wealth of the United States. But today, a full 148 years after the abolition of slavery, Black Americans still possess only a meager 1 percent of national wealth. so why yall mod’fuckas sleeping and thinking it’s over, the only ”progress” made by blacks is the right to play sports alongside whites, eat next to them, and be their neighbor. there is not ONE black empire in this country that can transfer wealth, black businesses are branches of larger white corporations. don’t let that ”we got a black president” shit fool you

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