Cellulite besieged feminists can’t help but lavish us with giggles (see LOL! Feminists to Hold ‘Martial Arts Themed’ Seminar for Journalists. and LOL: Feminists Protest Trump at Polling Station… By Going Topless!?). Like attention-hoarding lard bucket, Tess Holliday. She’s been especially active of late. No, not on a treadmill. No, not in the fruit and veggie aisle. On the internets. She was recently “shut down” by another public figure. A much healthier public figure.
Welcome to the body positivity fight. Let’s get ready to rumble.
Round 1 for context:
Back in 2013, Kang, a mother of three from Sacramento, Calif., posted an inflammatory Facebook photo featuring her toned abs while she was surrounded by her three young children. The photo’s caption read, “What’s Your Excuse?”
The image went viral and Kang was vilified for promoting unrealistic body expectations and mom shaming. Since her rise to fame, Kang has written a health book and released a fitness calendar. She’s also been transparent about her marriage, weight, and unedited photos.
Jealousy can reap mean things. Like when you dropped Tommy’s leather jacket in a puddle in third grade. You wanted that jacket, so rather than allow Tommy to keep it, you took it and ruined it. There. But feminists never outgrew such childish notions. Rather than congratulate or celebrate a woman for having a toned bod, they tore her down. Classy broads.
Round 2: land whale Tess Holliday criticized the following post.
|| I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as "chubby" or even "fat." Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie. For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc. Her shape and size won't be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it's the one featured in my life and in my heart. There's nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire. A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She's real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty. Girls, don't ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah. || photo cred: @kaileehjudd
Okay, that should’ve sent all the feminists into fits of glorious tears, because this guy just said everything they’ve always wanted to hear from not just a man, but from all of society. This husband loves everything about his wife. So what’s the problem?
Holliday couldn’t take how a man’s loving message about his wife got more likes than her comments about loving herself. And she wonders why people dislike her so.
It’s simple, really. If I post a message about how much I love someone else, people will naturally gravitate toward it. What with it being about loving SOMEONE ELSE. While self-love is fine (necessary even) you going on and on about how much you love yourself is off-putting. Regardless of how closely your BMI matches that of a sperm whale.
“Fit mom” mentioned in Round One hastily fired back at “body positive,” plop-shaped, Holliday.
Did anyone read this story about a husband loving his wife regardless of size? I thought it was a sweet tribute of…
“Tripp’s post was a sweet tribute to his wife, but we live in a highly sensitive culture where people want to be applauded for self-acceptance rather than accept it from someone else,” Kang tells Yahoo Beauty. “It seems like Tess believes it’s anti-feminist for a woman to want approval from any man. She has a hard, militant stance regarding outside validation, as symbolized in her #effyourbeautystandards campaign.”
This fight goes to “fit mom.” Hands down.
This one should’ve been a major duh. You cannot frump around celebrating yourself, your fatness, and telling the world “Eff your beauty standards” and expect to be universally popular, loved, and told how gorgeous you are. What Tess does, daily, was much different than a husband celebrating his love for his wife. I feel like I’ve said this before.
But this is who fat feminists really are. They’re bitter that outsiders do not love them as much as they claim to love themselves. They bully men (and women) who celebrate traditional beauty, then double down on their hate at every opportunity.
It’s long past time to tell them to #EffTheirBullyingWays
~Co-written by Courtney Kirchoff and Nichole Cooper