fat isn’t an insult skinny isn’t a compliment they’re just words describing body types please drill that in your heads

Society has given them weighted value though. We are told that skinny = beautiful, rich, famous, unattainable, and that fat = lazy, poor, and all kinds of…

Then, let us be the change we wish to see.

This is what I will teach my kids. This is how I try to live. If someone tells me I’ve lost weight, I don’t say thank you, because that’s not automatically a compliment, and I don’t wish to associate the two. I have been very ill and very skinny, I have been fuller figured and very healthy. They are just dimensions. They shouldn’t be insulting or complimentary, and they shouldn’t carry as strong a meaning as they do. But it’s still not okay to call anyone either of these things, because at the moment they are both very hurtful for many people. I just think it’s better to try not comment at all on someone’s body type. It’s rarely necessary.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that Emma Watson has used her power and influence as a celebrity to address the issue of Feminism at the UN, and by doing so she undoubtedly has spread the word to people who otherwise might not have taken an interest….however, many other women, and men, have been explaining what Feminism is, and how crucial it is for our society to develop, for decades. It’s a shame to me that we are all so impressed because she’s an actress, as opposed to being impressed when a woman who has dedicated her life to Feminist theory writes an entire series of books on the same issues that Emma Watson skimmed over in her first speech on the matter. But I suppose this is a sign of our times. 


fat isn’t an insult skinny isn’t a compliment they’re just words describing body types please drill that in your heads

Society has given them weighted value though. We are told that skinny = beautiful, rich, famous, unattainable, and that fat = lazy, poor, and all kinds of other horrible things. Neither of these are true, but unfortunately, they have been moulded out of their original factual, descriptive basis into words that do mean quite a lot, and can be insulting or complimentary because of the associated stereotype. 

Anonymous asked:

Never met anyone called Ronan…that’s a rare name too. Just reminds me of like Ronan Keating…

Anonymous asked:

Kenneth is unusual too hahaha, for my generation at least. Look at the most popular names in the UK if you want one I’ll know :)

Anonymous asked:

I’ve never met anyone called Dante, it’s a very unusual name in the UK, sorry love!

Put a letter in my ask

  • ‎A - Available?
  • B - Birthday?
  • C - Crushing on?
  • D - Drink you last had?
  • E - Easiest person to talk to?
  • F - Favourite song?
  • G - Grade I hated?
  • H - Hometown?
  • I - Icecream flavour?
  • J - Jellybean flavour?
  • K - Killed someone?
  • L- Longest friendship?
  • M - Middle name?
  • N - Number of siblings?
  • O - One wish?
  • P - Person who called me last?
  • Q - Question I'm always asked?
  • R - Reason to smile?
  • S - Song I last sung?
  • T - Time I woke up?
  • U - Underwear ?
  • V - Very best friend?
  • W - Which celebrity I’d marry?
  • X - X rays I've had?
  • Y - Younger or Older (dates)?
  • Z - Zodiac sign?
  • Sorry had to edit it slightly, bad grammar. ASK ASK ASKKK
  • croutoncat:


    Go on, this’ll be weird. 

    2,250 followers. Thanks guys and girls. I love you very much. xo

    if you’re going to leave, that’s fine.
    and I know you promised you wouldn’t
    seven months ago while I was crying
    into your neck but I also know that
    sometimes it rains even when it’s not
    supposed to and sometimes boys
    kiss girls they shouldn’t and we tear
    flowers out of the ground just to watch
    them die and things change,
    so I understand if you’re done,
    but please, when you’re packing all your
    old sweaters and books, don’t forget
    to take all your three AM phone calls,
    and photographs where we’re smiling
    so wide it looks like we’ve never known
    that feeling in the pit of your stomach
    when someone screams “I don’t love you
    Take back every kiss, every night you
    fell asleep next to me, every poem I
    wrote you, every song you sang to
    me, every “I love you more fight,”
    every shock I felt in my skin when
    you brushed against me.
    I was never scared of ghosts until you
    left but now I see you everywhere and
    god if you’re going to kill me please
    just do it quickly because I see you
    in everything and it’s making it hard
    to breathe"
    I won’t say I miss you but I think my mother knows anyway (via extrasad)

    Just a warning to teenage girls who are extreme dieting constantly; it will fuck up your body and metabolism for long after you’ve gone through this phase of wanting to look like you’re sick. One day you will want to be healthy and your body is going to cling onto every last calorie and gram of fat because you have spent your time when you were growing starving your body of nutrients, making yourself malnourished. Your body will be in survival mode for your 20s. I am speaking as an ex-bulimic, ex-anorexic, ex-dieter…I am constantly eating so little to try and attain a normal weight, because I abused my healthy young body that never did anything wrong apart from go through puberty. I am constantly hungry, constantly watching what I eat because my body is still in shock. My body thought I was dying for so long that I am now far heavier than I should be for what I eat. And it fucking sucks. All I want is to be healthy. But my body is wrecked. All my joints hurt, and my heart flutters too easily. This isn’t a joke. Just because you’re not in a hospital it doesn’t mean you’re not hurting yourself. One day you’re going to love yourself enough to be disappointed by what you put your body through.

    "I’m just dying to say, ‘Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?’ or ‘Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?’ But you can’t say that at a cocktail party."
    Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour (via feellng)
    cuttysmunt asked:
    BIG 'dislike' to your last post hun. Hopefully they've crawled back under their rocks and one day will be stepped on by a rather large foot (or fist if I'm anywhere close!) Don't let these Fuckers get the better of you hun. Tomorrow's another day xx

    Thank you. It didn’t ruin my day at all, just a little surprised, I thought society had moved on a bit from that kind of Neanderthal behaviour but apparently there are still plenty of knuckle-draggers on the streets of every city.