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Dear thin women in already socially acceptable bodies: Your side by side photos of you sucking it in and then forcing your stomach out as much as you can to prove "everyone has rolls" or "I have a belly too!" does nothing for the body positive movement.
You telling people to "just stop dieting!" when you are already in a socially desirable body has very little merit.
Those who have adopted "every body is beautiful!" as an excuse to show off their already very represented, not at all marginalized or oppressed body is more insulting than anything. You drown out the voices of those who truly need to be accepted. Because your body is already acceptable.
As with a lot of movements, sometimes the best way to be an ally to body positive communities is to be quiet.
There's a lot of socially desirable bodies trying to force themselves to be more marginalized- and it's insulting and infuriating. A few mean comments through your life isn't the same thing as living in a marginalized and overall hated body. Rude comments aren't the same thing as oppression.
You can be an ally without trying to make it about you too. Your side by sides don't show anything besides your existing privilege you're refusing to acknowledge.
I understand there are true thin allies to body positivity. This isn't about you. This is about those who refused to acknowledge their privilege and say things like "I'm body positive but HEALTH is important too!" because they're only okay with fat people up to a certain level of fat. The ones who want to feel like good people for forcing air into their stomach, pretending like it will help fat people in some way.
I'm simply tired of marginalized spaces being taken over by those who don't genuinely need the space. *Note- self love and bopo are different things. A thin woman talking about her personal body image issues and self love is COMPLETELY different and I support you 100%. This isn't about you either.*