Monday, December 29, 2014

Amazing Women of Color

This happened back in April but I don't think anyone really noticed:

Plus-Sized Woman Rocks Bikini on Hollywood Boulevard to Promote Body Acceptance

It may have not made the news because this woman, Amani Terrell, is a black woman.


Amani Terrell in a bikini, high fiving a man as they pass each other on the street


The only shitty thing about this article is that it says she "knows she needs to lose weight." Actually, while she's allowed to lose weight if she chooses to, she doesn't "need" to do anything she doesn't want to. It's no one's business! But anyway, her responses to gross shitty men are awesome.

While cameras were rolling, one man told her she made him lose his appetite, and another called her “Precious,” as he snapped her picture. Still, Terrell shakes the haters off because she’s confident, no matter her size. What do you think? 
“That was very unkind,” she told the man. “But that’s cool because I love myself.”

Want to make fat haters mad? Share the story! You can follow Ms. Terrell on Twitter: @FatInLosAngeles.

16 comments:

Matthew Lane said...

"knows she needs to lose weight. Actually, while she's allowed to lose weight if she chooses to"

Even if she chooses not to, she still knows she needs to: Its not a statement of physical beauty its a statement of physical health. People who are fat are less healthy then those who aren't fat & they know it & they know they should lose weight, but losing weight is hard.

Lindsey Weedston said...

You again? Haven't you grown tired of being wrong?


Even if you were right about fat equaling unhealthy, which you're super not, how is her health any of your business?


No one needs to do anything when it comes to their own bodies. Leave your incorrect ideas about health at home, bro.

Matthew Lane said...

"Even if you were right about fat equaling unhealthy, which you're super not, how is her health any of your business?"

Firstly being fat is in fact unhealthy: This is objectively the case. You can yell about fact acceptance until you turn blue in the face, but at the end of the day being fat is still unhealthy.

Secondly, I didn't say it was my business, I said that she knows she needs to lose weight, its literally something she says she knows she needs to do, which isn't a beauty thing, its a health thing.

She knows she is leading a physically unhealthy life style & that she needs to stop living that life style to stop being so unhealthy.

Lindsey Weedston said...

Nope. You're actually factually wrong.

http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/05/can-you-be-fat-and-fit-or-thin-and-unhealthy/



Secondly, how narcissistic do you have to be to claim that you know what someone else needs, and that you know what she knows she needs?


NEWS FLASH: You don't know this woman. You don't know what's in her head. And you don't know what she needs. Focus on your own problems, dude. You've got plenty.

Matthew Lane said...

The study you cited only took in to account metabolic fitness, not other aspects of health was considered.

"Secondly, how narcissistic do you have to be to claim that you know what someone else needs, and that you know what she knows she needs?"

It'd be totally narcissistic

if I were saying it, but I'm not, she is: She knows her health is contingent on her physical form & she knows she should be doing something to improve that by losing weight.

"NEWS FLASH: You don't know this woman."

NEWS FLASH: I don't need to know this woman, she knows this woman, being this woman & she knows she should lose weight for the benefit of her health.

Lindsey Weedston said...

Dude... I don't even know what to do with this. The ARTICLE which cites MULTIPLE STUDIES which DIRECTLY REFUTE the black-and-white idea you have about health and literally say that you can be fat and still be just as healthy or more healthy than a thin person does not straight up say "Matthew Lane is wrong," but you clearly are. If at this point you aren't willing to change your mind about your idea of weight, then you're hopelessly clinging to false ideas for reasons outside of anything resembling logic or concern for health.


And the next part?


"I'm not saying that I know what she knows she needs. Now let me state what she knows she needs, as though I know."


Are you a fucking mind reader? Or are you just a highly sophisticated troll bot sent here to annoy me? You don't know what she needs, you don't know what she's thinking, you don't know shit.

Lindsey Weedston said...

No, the article does not misrepresent anything. You are so full of shit.



"She says it herself."


Where? When?? You are so fucking full of shit it's unbelievable.

Scott D. Reed said...

I never judge anyone about the way he/she looks, because an adult person is aware of his/her weight and happy with it, or not. It can take an enormous amount of self-improvement just to love yourself as you are.


Otherwise, I think there's something insecure about rocking bikini on Hollywood Boulevard. If you keep on talking about how confident you are, you're obviously not so confident. That's just my opinion, though.

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