I know that the topic of size discrimination is only mentioned here rarely, because the statistics are so grim that one could dwell on them forever, and just become mired in anger and despair. Better to focus on the positive.
However, I do think that size prejudice is worth mentioning from time to time, both to remind everyone how important the cause of size-celebration really is, and to indicate how much work still needs to be done.
Here's a grim but accurate summation of the current plight of full-figured women. The terminology is awful, so be warned.
Some important points:
There was one little glimmer of hope, though. I found this comment in the article encouraging:
What I liked about it is that the quoted speaker didn't turn the topic into a resentment-filled screed against beauty or youth. What she did was point out that younth and beauty can go along with being full-figured. ("Fluffy" isn't my favourite term for plus-size, but the point is valid.)
That is still the most important shift that society needs to make - to realize that ideals, especially ideals of beauty, can be met by voluptuous women (and in fact, that voluptuous women fit those ideals better than their underweight rivals ever could).
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