Having Amy explain that she had to burn Jo’s manuscript because nothing else would hurt Jo was such a great moment in Little Women. I loved that self-awareness; I know what I did, and I wanted to. Framing the burning of the manuscript as this intentional, deliciously wicked thing made me so happy (at the same time that I felt horrible for Jo) because it is honest. Girls/women aren’t saints, we aren’t born nice, sometimes, we want to hurt people, even the people we love.
Its because womens worth in society is measured by how fuckable they are so people think the key to body positivity is to say all physical traits are attractive rather than to change the idea that girls need to be attractive in the first place.
If your fat positivity revolves around “big girls are pretty to <3” then youre missing the entire point
so much fat positivity revolves around sexual prowess . what about 10 yr old kids getting bullied for their weight u gonna tell them “dont cry dude ur so thicc” like what lmao