It’s not fat shaming just because we’re judging fat people
yo i have gotten like five people telling me about this girl at AnimeNext last weekend
JESUS CHRIST I AM SO HAPPY SOMEONE GOT A PICTURE
She legitimately did not change her appearance eall three days. Looked exactly the same.
Anonymous asked: That person seriously thought that you were making fun of her because she was fat? Um, did they look at what she was wearing?
5 people over the past few days told me stories about how they kept seeing that girl all over AN and how she NEVER CHANGED HER CLOTHES
never called her fat
hambeasts are overweight people who dont shower, wear illfitting clothes, and other characteristics described in the stories that i post on my blog
Anonymous asked: If all these questions/rage about fat hate are in response to that picture that was posted…believe me, that really was a hambeast. I was at AnimeNext all three days and happened to see that individual all three days.
She looked the same - every detail of everything she wore - every day. Which wouldn’t be a problem if you cleaned the clothing each day but it certainly did not seem like it at all. There was some kind of odor around her, and I don’t mean to be offensive.
Generally hambeast =/= fat; hambeast = someone that has tends to have a complete lack of hygeine or is extremely obnoxious to those around them
And if anyone says “blogs like these only post bad cosplays of fat people!!!1!” all I have to say to you is this: peacock-feather.
Yeah, because making judgements via the internet about someone’s assumed “complete lack of hygeine” [sic] because some people saw her wearing the same costume on multiple days of a convention (and may or may not have had some kind of odor that one person claims they noticed, that may or may not have been body odor or related to her level of personal hygiene) has nothing to do with fat shaming because people would of course have noticed, stalked and photo’d a girl to label her a “Hambeast” and make fun of her on the Internet if she’d been thin. Oh wait, no, because only fat people can be hambeasts… but that’s not at all singling people out for judgement based on their weight.
“hambeasts are overweight people who dont shower, wear illfitting clothes”
What do you call thin people who don’t shower and wear ill-fitting clothes? How do you know whether people shower or not? And how does anyone’s clothing being ill-fitting constitute a character defect?
Anonymous asked: I am a black girl living in the US, and my white friends were talking about going to an upcoming anime con (I like anime, but it doesn’t engulf my whole life). Then one of my best friends turned to me and said, straight up, “I don’t think you should come. It’s not like you can cosplay anybody, your skin is too dark.” The rest of my “friends” agreed. I felt very hurt and ashamed of my race/skintone, but I thought they were right. Now, I’m looking at their pictures on Facebook of their shitty cosplays looking like they were having the time of their lives. I’m heartbroken.
Friendship fucking revoked. Drop these ‘friends’. All through school I have put up with racist comments like this from people I thought were my friends. It’s not worth all the hurt and shame they subtly cast on you from day to day.
I am so, so sorry anon.
Next time, never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something because ‘you’re too dark’.
Ugh, it’s this stupid thinking that causes thousands of minorities to hold back from embracing their hobbies and interests, and it makes me feel disgusted and upset.
Anonymous asks: I am a heavy girl living in the US, and my thin friends were talking about going to an upcoming anime con (I like anime, but it doesn’t engulf my whole life). Then one of my best friends turned to me and said, straight up, “I don’t think you should come. It’s not like you can cosplay anybody, you’re too fat.” The rest of my “friends” agreed. I felt very hurt and ashamed of my weight, but I thought they were right. Now, I’m looking at their pictures on Facebook of their shitty cosplays looking like they were having the time of their lives. I’m heartbroken.
Edit: This blog also has a lovely disclaimer that, “If you are fat/hambeast and you are mad at me and think I am fatphobic and big meanie please read Resinfiend’s post on Cosplayers of a Substantial Size. It is a very great post and I think everyone should read it.”
The “guide” referenced advises heavy women to do things like use corsets or body shapers to help “smooth out any lumpiness,” choose who to cosplay based on their figure, and not cosplay characters that aren’t within 2 years of their real age…while at the same time saying they should tell people they have no business judging their appearance. Righhht.
Let’s play a game!
- Name men who do not fit “traditional” or socially-acceptable male beauty standards but still feature in TV shows, movies, and the like where their roles revolve around something other than their weight. Men like, say, Seth Rogan. Or Chris Farley. Or Jack Black. Or Danny DeVito. Or John Beluschi. I could go on.
- Do these guys get a “hot” girl despite their appearance or flaws in their personality? Because man, I can’t tell you how many times something like Knocked Up has happened to me in real life. You know, where my gorgeous, successful friends have sex with some asshole with no job and no motivation and decide to stay with him despite the fact that he’s a child in a man’s body.
- What does that hot girl look like? Seriously. Think about it.
- Now, name women who do not fit “traditional” or socially-acceptable female beauty standards but still feature in TV shows, movies, and the like where their roles revolve around something other than their weight. Queen Latifah. And she’s had roles that revolve around her weight, but at least she’s also had roles that don’t. Anyone got someone else? Anyone?
- Do these women get a “hot” guy despite their appearance or the flaws in their personality? And more importantly, is he genuinely into her? And I’m not talking about the farce that was Shallow Hal, where they strapped Gwyneth Paltrow into a fat suit and had Jack Black’s character fall in love with her inner beauty … while he couldn’t see her outer self (which, in my opinion, was still beautiful). The message there is that men need to be convinced of a fat woman’s worth, like it’s this huge shocker that she’s beautiful AND fat.
Beyond that, there is a much wider variety of socially accepted male beauty than there is for women. Women, to be considered worthwhile and “hot,” have to be a certain weight. It’s not even about breast size or hair color anymore — it’s entirely about weight. Women like Emma Stone and Christina Hendricks are considered equally beautiful by mainstream culture (as they should be!) while women like Nikki Blonsky and Gabourey Sidibe are commended on their bravery or their boldness if they wear a sleeveless dress.
Men do not experience the same kind of body policing that women do. They just don’t. A woman’s weight is seen by American culture as an outward manifestation of her personal worth. If she is overweight, she has failed as a woman. If a guy is overweight… he’s dorky and cute. I’ve never seen any pictures of Seth Rogan in a bathing suit on the front page of a tabloid with giant letters deploring his “beach body.”
I am done with people saying stripper or prostitute when discussing Wonder Woman’s costume
Last week Entertainment Weekly called it “a stripper outfit”. Yesterday on the Beat someone said it made her look like a “prostitute.” I’ve also heard hooker, slut, streetwalker and plenty of other descriptors.
So much fail.
What Wonder Woman wears has nothing to do with her sex life or anyone’s sex life or work.
To keep using these words is playing into the moralistic, misogynistic idea that when a woman shows “too much” skin or wears a certain kind of outfit, it enables you to make assumptions and judgements about her sex life. And it also also passes judgement on someone who chooses sex work as a profession.
What a crock of shit.
Look, here’s Wonder Woman in her traditional costume by Nicola Scott.
Now here are some female athletes.
Not much of a difference is there? Tell me what those outfits have to do with their sex life?
Can the Wonder Woman costume look tacky? Sure when certain artists draw her in it:
And that first costume for the TV show? That was just ugly.
So do me a favor. When you talk about Wonder Woman’s apparel, say you don’t like the costume because it is silly looking or because you don’t think it is appropriate to the task at hand or that you like pants better because you are a pants person.
But stop trying to make Wonder Woman’s costume about her sex life or any other woman’s.
And remember no matter how silly Wonder Woman’s costume is, it’s still not this: