Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #68

This is where we share stuff we can’t share on Facebook page for fear of being kicked out! Read why here. Usually the posts are about body image, sometimes there’s nudity but we’re all adults here. Right?

Why 2015 Was the Year of the Breast

Even though breasts existed long before this year, 2015 was a time of immense social pressure to change the way we look and talk about them. With Free the Nipple aiming to fight the sexist treatment of female nipples, countless online movements tonormalize breastfeeding, and a lot of celebrity support for both of these things, 2015 was the year of the breast.

Here are some memorable moments from 2015 that worked to challenge societal treatment of breasts…..

Breastfeeding hypocrisy meme

Year of the Breast Video

And while we’re talking about breasts, here’s the OM bra. It’s a bra that records your fitness activities in real time and reports in to your smart phone. Cool and creepy.

A ‘Family Values’ Republican: Men Should Be Allowed to Grab Breastfeeding Women’s Nipples in PublicBecause that’s not at all like sexual assault. Sigh. Grrr. Argh.

SunAffirmationsArt by Sunny Braveheart ☀️🦁💛🔮

Affirmation art by @jenn_seeley powered by @shopifyShare your fave #affirmations and tag @sunaffirmations

The Fat Naked Art Project

The Fat Naked Art Project is a project which is being undertaken by Model/Photographer Heather Kolaya of Kolaya Photography. The goal is to display fatness as beautiful and one type of many bodies. Fat is neither something to hide nor be ashamed of.

 

 

About Sam B

Philosopher, feminist, parent, and cyclist!

11 thoughts on “Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #68

  1. Alexis says:

    Fat is unhealthy, so I’m not sure it’s something that should be celebrated. It’s something people need to work on to change – just as underweight people should change for health reasons as well. While body image acceptance is important, recognising the need for change and better health should always come first

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    • Sam B says:

      We disagree with your first sentence. And also with the claim that people can change their size.

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      • Alexis says:

        Medical practitioners with more knowledge than myself would tell you otherwise. But to each their own. We live in a culture now where people try to justify situations rather than change them. I grew up with a lot of overweight people who took the conscience effort to get healthy and slim down, and underweight people who finally took the find to eat better. They too would tell you otherwise.

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    • I would also disagree with the idea that only bodies that are in perfect health (however you choose to measure that) should be seen or appreciated

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      • Sam B says:

        Yes. Yes. That too.

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      • Alexis says:

        I don’t think they are the only ones who should be seen, but celebrated, yes. Celebrating unhealthy fat is like celebrating diabetes, hormone imbalance, and cancer – all of which fat contributes to.

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      • Fat is not unhealthy. Fat is a vital macronutrient. But yes, too much unhealthy fat contributes to health problems… an astute connection!
        I just don’t understand how a picture of a fat person somehow equates to a celebration of all of the diseases you’ve listed here. Plenty of healthy people make choices every day that reduce, sometimes practically eliminate, their risk of those health problems and also look fat. Yet people still want to assume that they “justify situations rather than change them.” Really we live in a culture that’s way too judgmental of people and things they don’t actually know enough about.

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      • Alexis says:

        I can agree with you on that first statement, as I wasn’t speaking to fat in general but being TOO fat ie having too much of it or being overweight. I also spoke to both sides of the spectrum, not one, so don’t bother trying to make it look like fat shaming. I’m talking about health, not aesthetics.

        My point was that I don’t think we should ‘celebrate’ unhealthy conditions. While we should all have the right to feel confident in our own skin, we should also allow ourselves the opportunity to work on being healthy and fit.

        I spoke specifically to being overweight, not “looking fat”. And being over or under weight is always a health issue, regardless of aesthetic preferences.

        I believe in a culture of accountability, so we can always agree to disagree on that part. That is a matter of opinion, and no opinion is ever a fact, no matter who says it.

        Anyway, I see my comment has already been taken out of context and attacked on selective portions. I wasn’t here to start an argument, merely state an opinion. That being said, I’m out.

        Nice talking to you. And happy blogging.

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  3. I’m sorry you are concerned about starting an argument. Honestly, your comments didn’t have much context to begin with so I’m not sure what I can misconstrue here. IMHO a comment like “fat is unhealthy” is a blanket statement that is fat shaming and I don’t have to make it look that way. Regardless of what you meant, it’s all in the framing.

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  4. Casey says:

    Yay for the shout-out to the FNAP! I’ve modeled for it several times 🙂

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