Can a Feminist Be Fat?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Greetings, Sparkies. It's good to be back. I found this article on line and thought it would get some conversations rolling. It's my opinion that overweight women are just as beautiful as any other feminist group.

Our favorite coach tells us that self-love is the key to enjoying life. And I have to agree. There are so many articles stories about self-love. If you are busy hating yourself for the body you live in, then there is certainly no love to share with others.

Would you hate Adele or Melissa? They are heavy women...we love them for who they are and what they do...not the way they look!

Now here we have young beauty queens and they look very happy. No negative self messages, only joy spread all around.

And you don't have to stay inside because you don't like the way you look, that's on the slippery slide of depression. There are lots of nice clothes that will fit you and boost your spirit. You don't have to feel you have to hide in big clothes. They actually have the opposite effect. Buy clothes that your creative self likes. Strut your stuff!

So you can see now why size doesn't matter. That's only the outside. The real beauty that shines through is your sparkling inner nature. That's the "you" that's urging you to love yourself. If we all waited for perfection~depending on how you imagine it~ there would be a lot of disappointment. You only have today's time so invest it wisely. How much time do you want to spend on the past or predict a negative future?

So I leave you now with this article. Do you agree or disagree with the author? There are lots of comments so you can see that this article has raised a lot of response.

Your investigative reporter~Jessica
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  • HFAYE81
    Beautiful! Thank you for such an amazing blog!! emoticon
    1517 days ago
    Some grump has to say it, so it may as well be me. I agree about loving who you are at the moment and being your own best friend. However, when speaking of beauty let's not forget health. Looking at these lovely women I not only see their beauty but a future of high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood lipids; heart and kidney failure, worn out knee and hip joints, and multiple foot problems. Yes, I mean me last year when I was their size, and by losing 50# have managed to reverse much (but not all) of the damage just in the nick of time. This struggle isn't about beauty, folks, it is about surviving and thriving, so please don't try so hard to accept yourself that you forget that for even one moment. Self-love won't buy you a handful of beans when you are in too much sickness and pain to walk around the block--and I am speaking from personal experience.
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    Comment edited on: 6/15/2013 11:39:38 AM
    I agree. No one is perfect and we have to love ourselves as we are not how we wish we were. The women in the picture were all beautiful in my opinion. They have self-esteem.
    1555 days ago
    thank you self love 24-7 is so important
    1557 days ago
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    1558 days ago
    I agree with self love. That's how I able to keep on truck my health journey so far.
    1558 days ago
    We DO have to embrace who we are at this moment! And without taking the time to appreciate who we are NOW, how are we going to love ourselves in the future, since NOW is the foundation for the FUTURE.

    I abolutely love the Dove ad where a sketch artist had a woman describe herself to him and he drew her as she described. THEN he drew a portrait of her as HE saw her. Such a difference! Weight aside, the point was that these women had so many negative misperception about their appearance.

    Thanks for sharing this article. HUGS, beautful!
    1558 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    I would have thought that the question should be - 'can a feminist be thin?'
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    1559 days ago
    great Love yourself where you are at change or don't but love yourself in the moment today what a great lesson
    1559 days ago
    Great blog, there should be more of these articles in magazines as well emoticon
    1559 days ago
  • SAMI199
    emoticon There are plenty of reasons to lose weight,eat right & exercise,but hating our bodies shouldn't be one of them. It is a very freeing feeling to start loving who we are today-not 20 pounds from now.The funny thing is thinner girls are not exempt from this fatal flaw.We all need to give up our ideas of "perfection" and live life to the fullest.

    1559 days ago
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