It’s the Little Things…

I was reading up on lower back exercises, when I had the distinct pleasure of coming across this little gem:

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In addition to imparting strength to your core back muscles, this exercise, will also keep a tab on your waistline! Isn’t that a great incentive to do this lower back exercise, specially for the fairer sex?

Fat hate in everything, specially for you laydeez. We know you love fatphobia, and specially like keeping a tab (is that like the soda? Cuz that stuff is gross) on your waistline.

This is just one of the too-many examples of fat hate and size restraint/obsession just about everywhere one looks. It’s especially bad during the height of Diet Season, but this stuff is pervasive, regardless of the time of year. It’s only during Diet Season when it’s the focus of every. damn. conversation.

(NOTE: FFS is my favorite internet acronym, “For Fuck’s Sake!” I even use this in RL, lots. But I always speak it longform)

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One comment on “It’s the Little Things…

  1. notblueatall says:

    I use FFS, too (and always in long form). It is the best. And truly? FFS with that article! You know who needs to watch their waistlines? NOBODY! Watching your waistline makes you BORING! (not to mention a bunch of other negative things). How “they” manage to slap some fat hate into everything is beyond me, but thank you for sharing it. The more open we are about it, hopefully the more apparent it will become and the faster it will end.

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