it’s like fat girls need an excuse for existing. i’ve never seen a fat girl post a photo of herself in her underwear or bathing suit without explaining that she’s finally fed up with beauty standards and wants to love her own body. i’ve never seen a fat girl just post a photo of her body and be okay with it. it’s always tagged with things like #bodypositivity and #loveyourcurves and things like that because that is the only that people will accept them.
fat girls can’t be fat without having to make a statement and even when they don’t, other people do. i’ve seen friends post photos of themselves at the beach with captions about what a great day they had only for other people to reblog them and add things like “you’re so confident/brave/strong!” as if there was no way that she could just have a day at the beach without suddenly becoming a martyr.
fat bodies are not property. they are not yours to shame or use or consume. they belong to the people who live in them and nobody else.