Name is Autumn. 23 y.o. Napa Valley, CA. Birth doula, fat acceptance activist, happily married feminist, college graduate, student teacher. Find me under auaulynn on instagram :)

Dear hot fat girl followers,

kittiecupcakes:

Why are we not besties?

not my fat ass

—me while evaluating a very small space my thin friends somehow expect me to occupy (via fatphrodite)

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So I follow this awesome nail salon on Instagram called laquenailbar and today they featured this picture of a client. Fatphobes came out in full force to write hateful comments about this person. Seriously, how desperate are fatphobic people that they resort to making fun of FINGERS??

So I follow this awesome nail salon on Instagram called laquenailbar and today they featured this picture of a client. Fatphobes came out in full force to write hateful comments about this person. Seriously, how desperate are fatphobic people that they resort to making fun of FINGERS??

Please, let’s not pretend that people would be making fun of Honey Boo Boo’s mom as much as they do if she were thin

Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

This is one of many reasons why I’m planning on getting my Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Gender Issues. Even well-meaning teachers can be doing harmful things like this.

officialprincessjasmine:

egalitarianism is the deliberate, and oftentimes benign, silencing of an oppressed group in order to maintain the social hegemony

egalitarianism is being cognizant of the fact that there are social inequities and choosing to aid both sides with the same vigor

egalitarianism is an ideology that perpetuates oppression by doing nothing to reduce the chasm that lies between two social groups

(Source: beyonceprivilege)

coconut-coffee:

my wallet needs to be as thick as my thighs

(Source: goldenshawty)

peruvian—goddess:

Stop assuming that fat people would rather be thin.
Stop assuming that fat people would rather be thin.
Stop assuming that fat people would rather be thin.
Stop assuming that fat people would rather be thin.
Stop assuming that fat people would rather be thin.

mangomamita:

stop using “youre so much prettier than her” as a compliment stop putting all women in a contest that we did not sign up for

schoolteacherjammette:

the-goddamazon:

jackanthonyfernandez:

a-precis:

recoveringtopanga:

peruvian—goddess:

blondesquats:

spfydalekbakes:

Ray Rice Inspired Makeup Tutorial

fuckin slay

OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST

This was fucking hilarious and then shit got WAY real

Amazing

LMFAOOOO I was finna be mad as shit but this shit was hilarious and golden.

WELL DONE good good

(Source: youtube.com)

This gourd head punk drives through the campus crosswalk when there are students halfway through it, thus cutting me off as I’m about to make a left turn, and the ass-hat has the audacity to condescendingly shake his head AT ME for having to stop suddenly for him. I circled around a couple times to blow back his hair but sadly couldn’t find him or his car.

flatsound:

shout outs to ppl who actually take selfies in public. i don’t know why we mock them, that’s a level of confidence and not giving a fuck that i want to achieve one day

no shame in this selfie game

I’ve never seen an episode of Gilmore Girls until today. I got the entire first season :D
Oh and in the first episode there’s this guy at the high school that looks like one of the guys from the Supernatural clips I see all over tumblr (also never seen an episode of that series). I think it’s the one with long hair

Fat people are not broken and do not need to be fixed, especially not by this toxic diet culture mentality.