Former "Fat Acceptance" Activist AMA on Reddit

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I found this absolutely fascinating and thought you all might enjoy it. A former "fat acceptance" activist who used to mod a popular tumblr (think This Is Thin Privilege) kind of snapped out of it, left the "movement," and answered questions on a reddit AMA. Her answers are really insightful to what's going on in the heads of so-called fat-activists.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting:

http://www.reddit.com/r/TumblrInAction/comments/20kq97/i_am_a_former_fat_positive_social_justice_blogger/
 

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I found this absolutely fascinating and thought you all might enjoy it. A former "fat acceptance" activist who used to mod a popular tumblr (think This Is Thin Privilege) kind of snapped out of it, left the "movement," and answered questions on a reddit AMA. Her answers are really insightful to what's going on in the heads of so-called fat-activists.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting:

http://www.reddit.com/r/TumblrInAction/comments/20kq97/i_am_a_former_fat_positive_social_justice_blogger/
It's nice to see that it's possible for these "activists" to turn around and admit they've been in the wrong. I was banned on /r/BodyAcceptance because apparently pointing out that while it's possible to love your body at a certain weight, being 300+ pounds overweight does have inherent health implications :rolleyes:. So it's refreshing to see someone from the other side admitting that the "fat acceptance"/thin privilege movement is bullshit.
 

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I found this absolutely fascinating and thought you all might enjoy it. A former "fat acceptance" activist who used to mod a popular tumblr (think This Is Thin Privilege) kind of snapped out of it, left the "movement," and answered questions on a reddit AMA. Her answers are really insightful to what's going on in the heads of so-called fat-activists.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting:

http://www.reddit.com/r/TumblrInAction/comments/20kq97/i_am_a_former_fat_positive_social_justice_blogger/
Wow - So impressed.

That video with the two 'prominent Sjers' talking about Intuitive eating though...OMG....facepalm; so toxic, SO WRONG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR_Xwey2ph8
 

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Fascinating read. The self-loathing/insecurity that she describes in the FA community contrasts starkly to the image of "yayyy for fat!" super-confidence that so may of them try to exude. Thanks for sharing!