Posts Tagged: Lindy West
Lindy West on what it was like being a fat bride, and the public politics of private acts:
But “beauty” is a fraught concept. There’s an awkward three-way tension between wedding culture and feminism and fat acceptance – because of what “acceptance” demands of women in our culture, a lot of fat activism takes the form of fat women trying to “prove” that they can wear the trappings of male fantasy and traditional gender roles just as well as thin women.
“If talking back to some random idiot makes me feel better—if it’s fortifying for my mental health—then I don’t care if I give some dumbass with 13 followers the flash-in-the-pan attention he’s been craving.”
At the Nation, Feministing’s Jessica Valenti says, “Fuck the high road” and extols the virtues of (sometimes) feeding the trolls....more