Fattie Gossip

Resources and discussions for overweight women

About May 18, 2007

Hello world, and fellow fatties. The purpose of this blog will serve for basically anything related to overweight women. This may include shopping, clothes, fattie celebrities, size acceptance, my personal experiences, and lots of reviews for fattie sites and printed material.

The easiest way to navigate, is to pay attention to the categories found listed on the right hand side.

First thing I would like to blog about is the word “Fat” itself. I use the word as a term of endearment. One thing I would like to contribute to is the re-defining of the word. We grow up learning that Fat is a “dirty” and “oh-so-naughty word.” It’s used to describe disgust, or for lashing out at someone with the intentions of hurting them. It’s used to discriminate and support stereotyping. We are forced to beleive that Fat means lazy, ugly, dirty, poor, worthless, <insert any other deragatory adjective here>…but it’s about time we reclaim the word FAT and make it reflect how beautiful we are!

I do want to state CLEARLY, that I am NOT here to support or encourage unhealthy lifestyles, or discriminate or lash out against those who are not fat. This blog is not created by, or created for, fat extremists, who want to prove they’re BETTER than those who are not overweight, or for encouraging any fetishes related to being overweight.

I already have a lot of material I look forward to sharing here with you. But I need some time to get it all pretty and neat!

 

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Diane Singerman Says:

    Sorry-I just won’t call myself fat. I insist on overweight, chubby, voluptuous, anything but fat! Even as ugly as PLUMP sounds-it’s still a shade better than that word-fat. I know plenty of women don’t agree with me, just throwing in my 2 cents.

  2. FattieGossip Says:

    I do completely understand. But, I view it differently as you’ve read. And I wanted to “justify” WHY this is called “Fattie” Gossip, so as not to offend anyone.

  3. Shannon Says:

    I’m fat, changing the name to something cutesy doesn’t change that I’m fat. It’s not like people can’t see that I’m fat if I call it something else. LOL Fat is not a dirty word or a slam, it’s the name of the substance under my skin that I have a whole lot of, therefore, I’m fat. 😉

  4. Tina Says:

    Diane,

    As long as you resist claiming the word “fat,” and as long as the word itself makes you recoil, the world will have the power to hurt you with it.

    Fat is a descriptor, but society and most notably, weight-loss and beauty companies and their advertisers, have turned it into an epithet.

    Free yourself — embrace who you are — it feels so much better that way, I promise.

    Tina

  5. Rizzo Says:

    I like your site! It gives a lot of information for women who are a lot curvier. I’m married to a woman who is a size 18 and I love it! I have always enjoyed women who are bigger in size and I think your blog is great.

    I have done a couple of posts on my own blog about enjoying women who are bigger. Thanks for your site, I believe I will enjoy the posts to come.

  6. Andrea Says:

    Very cool plus size website!

    Thought you might want to know that we recently did a review of your site website. You can see the review we did of your site at:

    http://plus-size.discountsonline.com/plus-size-fashion-sites-fattie-gossip/

  7. Ashley Says:

    Hey! I’m so glad to see a blog geared towards bigger girls like myself! I’ve started up a plus-size fashion blog at http://www.fatbrokefab.blogspot.com
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog now! Definetly come check mine out!


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