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Disappearing Women, Fat Women

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I wanted to share two links with you because I thought the corresponding articles were incredibly well-written and nuanced. And both them deal with–in a roundabout way–the way women are so often reduced to their appearance…be they older, be they beautiful, be they fat. Be they all those things at once.

I don’t know if I’ve disappeared yet. I know it’s only a matter of time. When it happens will I feel relieved or sad? A bit of both I’d reckon and I think that’s ok and normal. When we talk about issues that feminists care about we need to remember to talk about them as if we’re living in this world–today, not a feminist utopia. We are absolutely not living a feminist utopia now, so I think that conversations brimming with nuance are incredibly appropriate.

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