ok then….so why single out one body type for this so called ‘movement’? why is it called fat acceptance at all? it should be called what it is, what i call it. SIZE acceptance. when you have such a misleading name, how can you expect people not to be mislead about what it entails?
All bodies have fat, even thin ones. Fat acceptance is about accepting that fact, accepting that fat is not the enemy, and that the level of fat on a body is not a helpful or realistic way of measuring health. The media likes to divide us up into “thin” and “fat”, “healthy” and “not healthy”, but realistically, and despite what BMI claims, it’s very hard to separate people into those categories. Fat acceptance is relevant to everyone, because we all have fat, and our fat (and even our potential fat) is constantly being attacked. Size acceptance or body acceptance are good names too, and I know people’s negative and misguided assumptions about the word fat can lead them to misunderstand what fat acceptance is all about, but as part of fat acceptance is about challenging those assumptions and teaching them that fat does not equal bad, then I don’t see any reason to avoid using the word.
Fat Acceptance. No where in the title does it imply superiority. Fat acceptance. Because many, many, many people do not accept fatness. Thinness is already acceptable. Slim is already valued. You’re completely missing the point if you have a problem with calling the FAT ACCEPTANCE movement “Fat Acceptance”.