A Fox host says that Michelle Obama is too fat to be credible on nutrition: "How well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few."
And people wonder why women obsess over their weight, rather than focusing on actual nutrition. The sad reality:
- Girls as young as six are unhappy with their weight.
- Surveys show that just 12% of women over 50 are ‘satisfied’ with their size.
- “40% of girls in grade ten and 37% of girls in grade nine thought of themselves as being too fat.”
- According to the National Eating Disorder Association, “20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.”
U.S. women already put too much pressure on themselves over size. We don’t need irresponsible media outlets like Fox to worsen that mindset.
I’m sorry as a woman to another woman, Michelle Obama is a smokin hot babe.
That Michelle Obama is “too fat” is proof positive that no matter what you do as a woman you will never be good enough. At least in the eyes of the assholes.
Also a lot of the Michelle Obama is “too fat” has a lot to do with misogynoir. Michelle’s body doesn’t fit in with the typical white first ladies figure. Since day 1 her body has been under scrunity being compared to Jackie O. Womenhood is based around whiteness, because Michelle doesn’t look waifish, and is muscular with a curvy body she is subjected to transphobic slurs, anti-blackness, racism and misogynoir. This ain’t just about weight politics.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.
This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.
Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.
My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.
I’d never even considered this but I support it
i am reblogging this again because on my holidays i saw a lot of public toilets (in airports, museums, etc…) that had changing tables in both the men’s and the women’s rooms. i hope i will get to see them even more in the future.
Harry Potter chapter art characters, and their movie counterparts