TOTALLY agree that fat activism should NOT be focused on having plus sized clothing in the stores –and sizes past 24. It is NOT a victory playing right into the hands of big corporations–to give them our hard earned money all in the name of fatshion. That is NOT revolutionary. “………..but we definitely need to focus on buying less. At the least, we need to think about why we feel assimilation into the fashion industrial complex is a goal we’re fighting to achieve, and how that goal can end up hurting us in the long run–because by making assimilation our goal, we are implicitly accepting society’s power to enforce normative beauty standards, which is one of the main things we’ve been attempting to subvert.”
As someone who has never ever been into name brand crap–I totally agree. I just want to be seen a human–as a person…..instead of people only seeing fat. When people can see people as all being human beings with the same basic needs—now THAT would be revolutionary.