Case in point - this week people shared their experiences of fat stigma under the hashtag #fatmicroaggressions.
The outpouring on Twitter made for
#fatmicroaggressions the bizarre excitement people display when you've lost weight, like it's the only thing you've ever accomplished.— Rebekah Weatherspoon (@rebekahwsm) December 11, 2013
The term 'chubby chaser'— Linky Gray (@LinkyGray) December 12, 2013
No. Fuck off.
"You're a liar. Obese people can't have eating disorders." ~ ex-colleague know-it-all about bulimia #fatmicroaggressions— Mocha Lisaccino (@MochaLisaccino) December 11, 2013
"Ooh, let's be bad and eat these brownies." I don't assign moral intent to my food, thanks. #fatmicroaggressions— Jingle Trout (@Jenny_Trout) December 11, 2013
"Don't worry! Many men like a little meat on their sandwich!"— Heina Dadabhoy (@futilityfiles) December 11, 2013
Assuming I'm single/straight & objectifying me all in 1.
"ha ha, your dress looks soooo big on me" - skinny person wearing my clothes #fatmicroaggressions— Fat Grrrl Activism (@FatGrrrls) December 11, 2013
"Ugh. They are trying to make us fat!" (referencing a office gift basket of cookies) #fatmicroaggressions— Brian Stuart (@red3blog) December 11, 2013
"You're really lucky your husband doesn't care how you look." (!!!) #fatmicroaggressions— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 11, 2013
Invited for dinner:— Quen Took (@gentlemandyke) December 12, 2013
'I didn't give you many potatoes, because of your diet.'
'Erm, I'm not on a diet.'
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"You're showing a bit too much flesh."— Linky Gray (@LinkyGray) December 12, 2013
Yes, I own a mirror, I know what I'm wearing and I didn't ask for your comment