Do you feel that thin, athletic, pretty woman face rampant discrimination??
Britton Delizia works really hard to stay in shape, fighting the good fight against a culture that would prefer she not exercise or put any effort into being thin. She is bravely battling the numerous social pressures to be fat. And she wants women to know that it’s acceptable to do the same, to be athletic, and healthy, in spite of ubiquitous forces arguing that it is BAD to want these things.
So she’s launched a Kickstarter to fund a photo book to do just that.
Confused? Titled “I’m learning to apologize for my Metabolism,” her project will present a “collection of images of women standing up against a society that protects fat culture while bastardizing thin and athletic women.”
Still confused? Yeah. Me too.
Delizia’s argument, bafflingly outlined in the project description, is that there is some sort of organized effort to shame and dismiss women who are athletic or slender. She says:
Its undeniable that when we stand a skinny, athletic or even average sized female next to a larger (even if less healthy, overweight or obese) female, that unless we live outside of this stigma, we as Americans will assume that the heavier person is funnier, smarter, nicer, and less sexually promiscuous, all because she is not as thin or physically fit than the girl next to her.
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