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& might I add to the topic of thin privilege

optical-dispersion:

That the roots in thin privilege can and must be viewed as one more manifestation of the white standard of beauty.

It is no secret that, historically and originally, white women harrowed thinness and skinny bodies as desirable, beautiful, and more attractive well before having a fat ass to twerk with became glamorous and appropriated.

Before the modeling industry adopted multiculturalism, embraced plus-sizes, and created regulations to disparage eating orders, we saw the celebrated buck o’ five, blue- eyed, bleach-blonde haired, thin-nosed white women blitzed across the entire fashion industry.

Similar to the African- American sections in the bookstore and the LGBTQ movie category on Netflix, it wasn’t until people noticed that fat women were being left out when society chose to include them in things like fashion, this creating a normativity against them.


Let us not forget the wave of South Beach diets and calorie-counting that stamped approval of “thinspiration”. And who was the main demographic behind these fads? You bet’cha: white women.

Thin privilege goes hand in hand with all the other systems that exist to grant favor to people who fit American society’s Eurocentric standards and cast down everyone else who doesn’t.

Hello guys. I often see complaints and insults on this blog about "fat fetishists" who supposedly "objectify" your bodies (or, in reality, are attracted to them in a sexual way without meaning you any harm) and apparently are the devil along with doctors and people who wouldn't date a fat person. So my question is this: Have you ever considered that you, who claim to be accepting of people, are being very intolerant towards anyone with a fetish?

Asked by
lairell

You clearly haven’t read it very closely. What we object to is being treated like objects instead of people. We object to people who think we’re good enough to fuck but not to date, or even good enough to go out with but not good enough to let their friends see them with us. Many fatties have no problem with chubby chasers or fat admirers, as long as they treat us well. Many other minority groups have the same reactions.

Some fat people do have an objection to people fetishizing them, and then make a distinction between fetishizing and being attracted to, which is also a distinction many fat admirers make (hence the adoption of that term instead of chaser).

Many fat people have other fetishes themselves. *gasp* Yes, fat people are people who have the full range of human quirks. And yet those of us who have fetishes still generally object to being treated badly (unless they have a fetish for being treated badly).

Nonconsensually treating people like things instead of people is not a necessary part of having a fetish. Chubby chasers can choose not to do that. They can choose not to be assholes. They can choose not to steal pictures of fatties who have made it clear that they don’t want their pictures to be used as masturbation material, and only use the ones that fatties have given permission for use that way. They can choose to treat us with respect, and with respect for our consent.

Or they can choose to treat us badly, in which case, they’re not just fetishists, they’re fucking assholes

-MG

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

poinsettias:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

The doctor is NOT raising the dosage BECAUSE the patient gained 10 lbs in 6 months. Presumably the doctor thinks the side effect is more dangerous than the depression.

read my reply to the lask two asks I got on this. I misinterpreted it here…also the side effect is not in my pinion the weight they say the drug is working so clearly this is not thin privilege the doctor could and would say this to a thin person to if side effects were worse than the benefit of the drug. The post is ridiculous. I was trying to say i thought she wanted the dosage upped and the weight gain was the reason but it like as a lovely person pointed out to me 10lbs isnt a big enough weight gain to do so..to have an effect on the drugs so rather actually supports my point she had no reason to want the dosage upped you don’t know the other factors involving this and the reasons why 10lbs was seen as a reason not to up the dosage…you dont know other health problems or conditions or reasonings behind it more to the point as i said this is not only a problem fat people have so it isn’t thin privilege.

Clearly, the OP thinks that the doctor is refusing to raise their dosage due to anti-fat bias, and the OP does know all of this shit, so maybe you should trust the OP.

The OP almost certainly wants their dosage increased because while the AD is helping, it could be doing more. Standard practice for antidepressants is to start at a very low dose and see what happens, and if things are going well, to then increase the dose. It is normal to increase the dosage of an antidepressant if it is working well, unless the doctor decides that there is an undesirable side effect. Can you fucking grasp this? Can you fucking grasp that the doctor thinks that weight gain, even such a small weight gain, is a sufficiently undesirable side effect to not increase the dose of something that is helping, and would probably help more if the dose was increased? Can you stop talking out of your ass?

You’re going on and on about how TITP doesn’t know this and that, but you clearly know even less about how these things work, and certainly far less than the OP does, and yet you presume that you know more about what’s actually going on than the OP does, who clearly thinks that there is discrimination going on. 

Any time a doctor decides that weight gain (even small weight gain) is bad enough to interfere with treatment, they are doing so because they assume that being fat is worse than whatever the treatment is supposed to be treating. This is apparently another thing you are not grasping. It’s weight bias whether or not it happens to a fat person. It is a weight bias that privileges thinness over fatness.

You are trying desperately to deny that it is bias because you yourself are biased. You’re an ignorant, bigoted shitstick.

Oh, and your theme makes your blog almost totally unreadable on my screen. Fuck if I’m going to try digging through it again just to read more of your totally factless blathering.

Shut the fuck up. You’re only making yourself look more and more clueless and awful.

-MG

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

sugarcoatedme:

fearlessknits:

parkertron:

thisisthinprivilege:

pantsonheadretarded:

thisisthinprivilege:

fullelvenodo:

thisisthinprivilege:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

Someone very close to me just recently changed her psych, because the lady kept telling her she just needed to lose weight, get a boyfriend, and get a job, maybe she wouldn’t be depressed then. Uh, she’s not straight, birth control can make you gain a bunch of weight, and she’s on disability so… um…

It got to the point where her mom had to start going with her to these appointments and going off on the woman, because for some reason, this woman wouldn’t take the word of a 22 year old, but she would her mother. -.-“

Just one example. Go archive diving for many more.

If you are bigger, generally more medicine is needed.
It makes sense and if you think that’s ‘fat shaming’ you are a fuckwit.

Again with the failure to understand what’s happening. The OP says that the doctor is NOT increasing her dosage BECAUSE she has gained weight. Nobody is saying that taking a higher dose because you’re heavier is fat shaming. We’re saying that FAILING to give ADEQUATE CARE to someone BECAUSE THEY ARE FAT and gaining weight is discrimination.

-MG

BBesides which, “if you are bigger, more medicine is generally needed” is just NOT TRUE. Many medication doses are based one a calculated “lean weight” ie everyone gets a dose that DISREGARDS fatness, because people aren’t like a glass of water that you dilute medication into, we’re compartmentalised, we metabolise drugs, they diffuse into different tissues preferentially etc. 

A consultant once withheld even suggesting a medication for 18 months because it “could cause further weight gain which the patient may find unacceptable.”

He did not ask me if I would’ve minded, just decided for me.

Over the course of the last 9 years, I have gained about 5 stone (70lbs) as a result of being on various medications. Some to control menstruation, some for depression, some for anxiety, some for seizures.

And it bothers me. I try not to let it, but it does. Because every time I look in the mirror I see the physical evidence of my fight against illness. A fight I am still losing. Because I have lost the fitness I used to have. I am attractive, but no longer in the way I want to be.

My body is already not my own enough.

And then these asshole fat-phobic shitheads come along and decide that, after all that, they’re going to deny me the chance to decide for myself whether a medication is worth the possible side effects? Because of their opinion of my body?

I have already lost enough control.

They have no right to deny me more because they cannot deal with the fact that medications for crazy people are not yet good enough to prevent life long changes to weight and metabolism. That’s the pharmaceutical industry’s problem, not mine.

On a similar note, at 14 I was prescribed anti-depressants even though I didn’t need them JUST because a side effect was weight loss.

I have hypothyroidism, I take synthroid because my thyroid doesn’t make enough of the hormones I need to do things like regulate my body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism, and other things I need to be working right to survive… My (ex) gyn told me to tell my general practitioner to up my dosage of synthroid because a side effect could be weight loss.

I had a psychiatrist refuse to let me leave her practice because I decided against weight loss surgery (I went to her to help decide whether I would get weight loss surgery or not) and she didn’t approve of my decision. She followed me out of her office and made another appointment for me even though I told her I was very sure and happy with my choice.

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

fearlessknits:

parkertron:

thisisthinprivilege:

pantsonheadretarded:

thisisthinprivilege:

fullelvenodo:

thisisthinprivilege:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

Someone very close to me just recently changed her psych, because the lady kept telling her she just needed to lose weight, get a boyfriend, and get a job, maybe she wouldn’t be depressed then. Uh, she’s not straight, birth control can make you gain a bunch of weight, and she’s on disability so… um…

It got to the point where her mom had to start going with her to these appointments and going off on the woman, because for some reason, this woman wouldn’t take the word of a 22 year old, but she would her mother. -.-“

Just one example. Go archive diving for many more.

If you are bigger, generally more medicine is needed.
It makes sense and if you think that’s ‘fat shaming’ you are a fuckwit.

Again with the failure to understand what’s happening. The OP says that the doctor is NOT increasing her dosage BECAUSE she has gained weight. Nobody is saying that taking a higher dose because you’re heavier is fat shaming. We’re saying that FAILING to give ADEQUATE CARE to someone BECAUSE THEY ARE FAT and gaining weight is discrimination.

-MG

BBesides which, “if you are bigger, more medicine is generally needed” is just NOT TRUE. Many medication doses are based one a calculated “lean weight” ie everyone gets a dose that DISREGARDS fatness, because people aren’t like a glass of water that you dilute medication into, we’re compartmentalised, we metabolise drugs, they diffuse into different tissues preferentially etc. 

A consultant once withheld even suggesting a medication for 18 months because it “could cause further weight gain which the patient may find unacceptable.”

He did not ask me if I would’ve minded, just decided for me.

Over the course of the last 9 years, I have gained about 5 stone (70lbs) as a result of being on various medications. Some to control menstruation, some for depression, some for anxiety, some for seizures.

And it bothers me. I try not to let it, but it does. Because every time I look in the mirror I see the physical evidence of my fight against illness. A fight I am still losing. Because I have lost the fitness I used to have. I am attractive, but no longer in the way I want to be.

My body is already not my own enough.

And then these asshole fat-phobic shitheads come along and decide that, after all that, they’re going to deny me the chance to decide for myself whether a medication is worth the possible side effects? Because of their opinion of my body?

I have already lost enough control.

They have no right to deny me more because they cannot deal with the fact that medications for crazy people are not yet good enough to prevent life long changes to weight and metabolism. That’s the pharmaceutical industry’s problem, not mine.

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

theblacksunrising:

thisisthinprivilege:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

I’ve had my psychiatrists encourage me to lose weight at visits that have nothing to do with my weight and I’ve had them avoid certain meds because of my weight and my neurologist just did the same thing, saying “Well, there’s x, but it causes weight gain and we already have a problem with that.”

Like, no, fuck you. You have a problem with it.

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

pantsonheadretarded:

thisisthinprivilege:

fullelvenodo:

thisisthinprivilege:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

Someone very close to me just recently changed her psych, because the lady kept telling her she just needed to lose weight, get a boyfriend, and get a job, maybe she wouldn’t be depressed then. Uh, she’s not straight, birth control can make you gain a bunch of weight, and she’s on disability so… um…

It got to the point where her mom had to start going with her to these appointments and going off on the woman, because for some reason, this woman wouldn’t take the word of a 22 year old, but she would her mother. -.-“

Just one example. Go archive diving for many more.

If you are bigger, generally more medicine is needed.
It makes sense and if you think that’s ‘fat shaming’ you are a fuckwit.

Again with the failure to understand what’s happening. The OP says that the doctor is NOT increasing her dosage BECAUSE she has gained weight. Nobody is saying that taking a higher dose because you’re heavier is fat shaming. We’re saying that FAILING to give ADEQUATE CARE to someone BECAUSE THEY ARE FAT and gaining weight is discrimination.

-MG

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

blue-author:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You realize by the “simple basic logic” you’re using, the doctor in question is incompetent on top of being discriminatory.

The ~*science learning fact*~ you’re citing is that as weight increases, the necessary dosage would also increase. You’re saying that increasing dosage in response to weight gain would literally be the doctor doing their job, right?

Now go back and read the post, actually read it. Don’t just roll your eyes condescendingly at how ridiculous ~*Tumblr*~ is with this ~*fat discrimination*~ stuff. See, you use your eyes to read, and all that eye rolling is making you miss important words.

Like the word “not”.

The doctor decided not to raise the dose, citing weight gain as the reason for not raising the dose. 

Isn’t that the exact opposite of what you said is “basic simple logic”?

See, the problem here is that we live in a society where just about anything is considered a better and supposedly healthier alternative to being fat DIsordered eating that causes serious health problems up to and including death is encouraged, if you’re fat. Encouraged by doctors, even! Other serious health problems and symptoms are ignored, on the basis that they must be caused by the fat.

What’s more than likely happened here is that the doctor has determined the weight gain is a side effect of the antidepressant (which happens), and has made the decision on behalf of the patient that this is worse than untreated depression.

The doctor is not doing their job, by your “simple basic logic”.

haha I read the post she said its taken years to finally find a doctor that didnt raise the dosage because of weight gain its taken years to find one that didnt..implying here the issue being that most doctors she or he has encountered have increased the dosage due to weight gain so my argument is not flawed at all I can read and did read. You didn’t read my reply obviously. lol by my basic logic the doctor is doing his job if this doctor is one of the few who chose not to up the dosage due to weight gain he obviously made the decision that this anti depressant is strong enough or effective enough to work at the weight and dosage she is on. You are guessing here in that last paragraph that the doctor decided to take her or him off her meds it doesn’t say that what it clearly implies is every other doctor has upped dosage due to weight gain this is the thin privilege being pointed out here finding a doctor who won’t up dosage due to weight gain but it taking years to do so…and an anti depressant that finally works. It mentions nothing about doctors stopping anti depression meds doctors would not stop it due to weight gain alone there would be other factors impacting on health i mean fuck my mum is allowed to take meds by doctors who have acknowledged this med will increase her risks of stroke despite the family history of strokes and the fact she has had strokes in the past and btw she is obese too but she needs these meds doctors will not just remove you off meds that help due to weight gain on the whole of course you get asshole doctors every now and again but ON THE WHOLE doctors do not do this.

I really fail to see though how this is not an entirely ridiculous post. Like whatever decision the doctor chooses to make whether that is raise or decrease the dosage it is certainly not down to fatphobia or thin privilege.

Like to think so is just ridiculous if he thought that increasing the dosage would help the doctor would do so but in this case he clearly thinks theweight gain is gonna affect the dosage and other things that are more important..or maybe it has nothing to do with the weight gain like this is obviously not the full story you dont know what anti depressant or how it will react and how effective it is and the side effects but to claim thin privilege is this is ridiculous because this isn’t even a privilege like i am skinny if i gain weight a doctor could refuse to up my dosage due to weight gain too even thoguh the weight gain would still have me be considered skinny in peoples eyes or more importantly here TITP’s eyes. Simple logic is by the way you gain weight dosage is upped or dosage is lowered as weight does impact on dosages and yes you are right I should have stated clearer in my first response up or down or which ever way you want the main point I was trying to get across is weight gain or weight loss can be reasons to stop meds or lower or increase meds it is not an act of fatphobia…not at all.

No, you nitwit, they said it took years of searching to find an antidepressant that worked, and then the doctor wouldn’t raise the dosage because they gained weight while taking it. It’s standard practice to start at a low dose and slowly increase it to find the correct dose, both to gauge side effects and to slowly bring up the levels in the blood. The doctor decided not to raise the dose specifically because of the weight increase, apparently considering it an unacceptable side effect.

Doctors absolutely do take patients off medications for weight gain, sometimes whether or not the patient wants to be on it.

You are completely fucking ignorant about how doctors regularly treat fat people. You are also apparently incapable of understanding what you read if it contradicts your deeply held prejudices. Shut the fuck up.

-MG

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

fullelvenodo:

thisisthinprivilege:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

Someone very close to me just recently changed her psych, because the lady kept telling her she just needed to lose weight, get a boyfriend, and get a job, maybe she wouldn’t be depressed then. Uh, she’s not straight, birth control can make you gain a bunch of weight, and she’s on disability so… um…

It got to the point where her mom had to start going with her to these appointments and going off on the woman, because for some reason, this woman wouldn’t take the word of a 22 year old, but she would her mother. -.-“

Just one example. Go archive diving for many more.

Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

Asked by
atalantapendrag

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

This link, this right here (tw: dieting): http://bentoboxent.tumblr.com/post/97155381709/whats-on-your-desk

I love Bob’s Burgers and I always thought the show seemed pretty accepting of different body shapes, types, and sizes. But then their official blog shared this kind of “What’s on Your Desk” mini-interview with the show’s Post Production Supervisor and the very first thing on the list is a bottle of fat burning pills. And according to the accompanying quote he takes these multiple times a day because he used to be fat, and now he’s terrified of becoming fat again. I feel so sad and angry reading that. I’m sad because I know it’s true that people are so afraid of their own bodies that they think about that fear every day. And I’m angry because of the suggestion that fat bodies are something to avoid and fear.

This is what thin privilege does to people, this is what I see friends and family struggle with on a daily basis, except not all of them manage to become “acceptable” aka thin. It’s upsetting to see this message on a blog I go to for fun behind the scenes looks at a show I love. And in general.

Many EP studies tautologically assert that widely held social values are… well, widely held. Study finds that most men are attracted to women who are deemed conventionally attractive by society!

This one if for all for those people claiming that men find thin women sexy because they’re healthier. 

1) Evo-psych has basically no evidence behind it, because it rests on the premise that our society’s tendencies are universal to humanity throughout history — something that can be trivially disproven for most of these claims, since there are many societies that have different tendencies, and periods throughout history when they’ve been different.

2) No, thin women are not actually healthier than fat women. We’ve posted about this over and over again. Search the archives, search the internet, it’s fact.

3) Societal preferences about weight have varied massively over history and across the world, and are trackable as social trends. If it were a genuinely evolutionary adaptation, this would not be true.

4) You cannot actually know what someone’s health is like by looking at them. Period. Not only true of fat people, true of everyone. Very thin people who are assumed to be anorexic or ill may actually be very healthy. Likewise very fat people. Likewise any physical trait.

5) You do not actually understand how evolution works.

-MG

So one day, on facebook, someone said “I always wanted to see a pin-up calendar, but with people who look like me” and a bunch of other people agreed and a discussion started about how we should actually make our own. And this is what happened.
We just finished our last photoshoot (a Pride theme for the month of June!) and we are trying to raise funds for the printing of the calendar. We were hoping you would help us get the word out that people can pre-order the calendar at our Indiegogo crowdfund and that would help us make the calendar a reality. And of course, spreading the word is the next best thing!
Our group is planning on this calendar being just the beginning of many body positive and fat activist projects we create. We’re already talking about the 2016 calendar, offering free classes/seminars on make-up, fat fashion and body positivity, having branches in other cities and so much more.
If you would even consider posting this for us, we would be honored. Thanks for your time and all that you do!
http://igg.me/at/pudgepdxpudgepdx.tumblr.com
www.pudgepdx.com

So one day, on facebook, someone said “I always wanted to see a pin-up calendar, but with people who look like me” and a bunch of other people agreed and a discussion started about how we should actually make our own. And this is what happened.

We just finished our last photoshoot (a Pride theme for the month of June!) and we are trying to raise funds for the printing of the calendar. We were hoping you would help us get the word out that people can pre-order the calendar at our Indiegogo crowdfund and that would help us make the calendar a reality. And of course, spreading the word is the next best thing!

Our group is planning on this calendar being just the beginning of many body positive and fat activist projects we create. We’re already talking about the 2016 calendar, offering free classes/seminars on make-up, fat fashion and body positivity, having branches in other cities and so much more.

If you would even consider posting this for us, we would be honored. Thanks for your time and all that you do!

http://igg.me/at/pudgepdxpudgepdx.tumblr.com

www.pudgepdx.com

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice With Reason, Not Emotion


  People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion. That is the unexpected finding of new brain scan research from the University of Chicago department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.
  
  Psychologists have found that some individuals react more strongly than others to situations that invoke a sense of justice — for example, seeing a person being treated unfairly, or with mercy. The new study used brain scans to analyze the thought processes of people with high “justice sensitivity.”
  
  “We were interested to examine how individual differences about justice and fairness are represented in the brain to better understand the contribution of emotion and cognition in moral judgment,” explained lead author Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry.
  
  Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain-scanning device, the team studied what happened in the participants’ brains as they judged videos depicting behavior that was morally good or bad. For example, they saw a person put money in a beggar’s cup or kick the beggar’s cup away. The participants were asked to rate on a scale how much they would blame or praise the actor seen in the video. People in the study also completed questionnaires that assessed cognitive and emotional empathy, as well as their justice sensitivity.
  
  As expected, study participants who scored high on the justice sensitivity questionnaire assigned significantly more blame when they were evaluating scenes of harm, Decety said. They also registered more praise for scenes showing a person helping another individual.
  
  But the brain imaging also yielded surprises. During the behavior-evaluation exercise, people with high justice sensitivity showed more activity than average participants in parts of the brain associated with higher-order cognition. Brain areas commonly linked with emotional processing were not affected.
  
  The conclusion was clear, Decety said: “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven. Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
  
  According to Decety, one implication is that the search for justice and the moral missions of human rights organizations and others do not come primarily from sentimental motivations, as they are often portrayed. Instead, that drive may have more to do with sophisticated analysis and mental calculation.
  
  Decety adds that evaluating good actions elicited relatively high activity in the region of the brain involved in decision-making, motivation and rewards. This finding suggests that perhaps individuals make judgments about behavior based on how they process the reward value of good actions as compared to bad actions.
  
  “Our results provide some of the first evidence for the role of justice sensitivity in enhancing neural processing of moral information in specific components of the brain network involved in moral judgment,” Decety said.
  
  UChicago Psychology doctoral student Keith Yoder is a co-author on the paper, which was published in the March 19 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice With Reason, Not Emotion

People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion. That is the unexpected finding of new brain scan research from the University of Chicago department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

Psychologists have found that some individuals react more strongly than others to situations that invoke a sense of justice — for example, seeing a person being treated unfairly, or with mercy. The new study used brain scans to analyze the thought processes of people with high “justice sensitivity.”

“We were interested to examine how individual differences about justice and fairness are represented in the brain to better understand the contribution of emotion and cognition in moral judgment,” explained lead author Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry.

Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain-scanning device, the team studied what happened in the participants’ brains as they judged videos depicting behavior that was morally good or bad. For example, they saw a person put money in a beggar’s cup or kick the beggar’s cup away. The participants were asked to rate on a scale how much they would blame or praise the actor seen in the video. People in the study also completed questionnaires that assessed cognitive and emotional empathy, as well as their justice sensitivity.

As expected, study participants who scored high on the justice sensitivity questionnaire assigned significantly more blame when they were evaluating scenes of harm, Decety said. They also registered more praise for scenes showing a person helping another individual.

But the brain imaging also yielded surprises. During the behavior-evaluation exercise, people with high justice sensitivity showed more activity than average participants in parts of the brain associated with higher-order cognition. Brain areas commonly linked with emotional processing were not affected.

The conclusion was clear, Decety said: “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven. Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

According to Decety, one implication is that the search for justice and the moral missions of human rights organizations and others do not come primarily from sentimental motivations, as they are often portrayed. Instead, that drive may have more to do with sophisticated analysis and mental calculation.

Decety adds that evaluating good actions elicited relatively high activity in the region of the brain involved in decision-making, motivation and rewards. This finding suggests that perhaps individuals make judgments about behavior based on how they process the reward value of good actions as compared to bad actions.

“Our results provide some of the first evidence for the role of justice sensitivity in enhancing neural processing of moral information in specific components of the brain network involved in moral judgment,” Decety said.

UChicago Psychology doctoral student Keith Yoder is a co-author on the paper, which was published in the March 19 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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