The Fat Word

Fat is not a four letter word.

Tearin’ up the Comments Section

So many people don’t read the comments. They want to stay out of the way, or don’t think they need to weigh in on important issues that impact everyone. That being said, there are some who DO engage, not just to troll, but to educate.

Watch my friend Danica unleash the fury in a Facebook post written my husband about “So Did the Fat Lady”:

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BOOM. I love it when people actually stand up for what they believe in and articulate it clearly. It’s so easy to take the path of least resistance, to stand by and hope someone else will say what you have been thinking. Many people find online discussions to be aversive. Having to repeatedly defend one’s position again and again feels like running in place, going nowhere. It is important to remember that, while you may not change someone’s mind in the immediate NOW, hearing a message and having it accumulate over time is what eventually prompts a change in someone’s perspective. Layers of positive sentiment sediment overtime solidify into a new point of view.

Keep up the good fight, and don’t sit back quietly hoping problems will resolve themselves. Poison must be neutralized. Be the antidote.

4 comments on “Tearin’ up the Comments Section

  1. Alexia Walke
    May 16, 2014

    Reblogged this on Alexia AND THINGS and commented:
    “Be the antidote”, I love it. Inspirational text.

    Like

  2. missionforfit
    May 16, 2014

    Your friend…I like her! LOL

    Like

  3. neeks
    May 17, 2014

    Thanks, y’all! I’m honored to be making a guest appearance (via comments) on The Fat Word. :-D

    Like

  4. Steph
    June 12, 2014

    Soooo, I’m new here and making my way through the archives, but I just HAD to comment. Thank you to Danica. Seriously.

    Like

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The Fat Word strives to bring the perspectives and life experiences of fat people into the main stream culture. Fat is Not a Four Letter Word.

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The Fat Word supports fat activism, body positivity, and social justice movements worldwide. Inclusivity is paramount. We struggle together, we fight together. The Fat Word is a place for open discussion. We have two rules only. You disparage another person for their appearance and you're gone. All other topics are open for discussion at the moderators discretion. As long as you follow the rules of civil, logical debate, you'll be fine. Straw men are not welcome here, nor are concern trolls. If you have genuine questions about the fat acceptance movement, you're in the right place. If you seek to sow dissent, move along.
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