Just went to the doctor and got the annual “you’re obese” talk from him, then got home and got the annual “you’re obese but I won’t say it outright because I don’t want to offend/hurt you” talk from my dad, and now my dad is convinced that somehow he can change my body type because I’m “unhealthy.” Alright, I get it, I weigh a fucking ton (I’m 221 pounds and 6 feet), and I’m not the skinniest, but still… I have a shit ton of muscle from swimming and stuff, so it’s not like I sit on the couch all day and eat potato chips. And, besides that, I HAVE ENOUGH BODY ISSUES ON MY OWN, THANKS; AND MY BODY IS MINE AND ONLY MINE TO CONTROL. YOU CANNOT CHANGE MY BODY. And now he’s going to exert control over what I eat, and I’m tempted to become obese just to be contrary. JUST BACK THE FUCK OFF.
My name is Abby. I honestly have no idea who I am; right now, I'm just trying to survive life. http://thequietplaceproject.com/Write Me
James Baldwin (via intellocgent)
#which is why the term white privilege REALLY angers people#it’s the first time many people hear themselves categorized by race#suddenly they feel burdened by the idea their race defines them#just like the words straight and cis really anger people#because it makes them feel Othered for once#and it’s disconcerting#white privilege (skylikethat)