On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered
A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered
The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90
The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old
75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc
Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”
I am constantly torn between wanting to improve myself and wanting to destroy myself.
Anonymous asked: What do you mean fatphobia and fat shaming
this is actually a documented thing, in children’s literature especially. Allow me to draw your attention to page 85 of Exploring Children’s Literature (2nd Edn.) by Nikki Gamble and Sally Yates:
Idk, I always felt the HP series had a lot of fat phobia in it. A lot of the ‘not nice’ characters were fat. Dudley and Vernon Dursley for instance. There were several parts in the books where Dudley was mocked for his weight. Peter Pettigrew was fat too. ‘Fat’ seems to be associated with ‘bad’, but not the suave kind of bad. Not the ‘bad’ like Draco Malfoy or young Tom Riddle, who are seen as bad guys, but you’re not meant to be disgusted by them. You’re meant to be fascinated by them. In a strange way, they’re still respected as villains (not saying Draco is a villain, but you get my point right?). That doesn’t happen with the fat characters though. They’re either meant to be laughed at, or you’re meant to feel disgusted by them.
"A criticism levelled at Roald Dahl, and more recently JK Rowling, is that a character’s worth is associated with their physical attributes. Augustus Gloop and Dudley Dursley are presented as being inherently unpleasant and their fatness is inextricably bound up with personality."
"…a character’s worth is associated with their physical attributes."
"…[unpleasant fat characters’] fatness is inextricably bound up with their [bad] personality."
So much truth.
This is why I’m rolling my eyes at the majority of the villain worship on this site. Fit people and thin people get the handsome, suave ones. We get the slavering dump trucks, knuckle-cracking henchmen and dumb, fat bullies.
You all get Loki, we get Dudley. They never make fat Lokis.
And I’m sorry if you all think I sound like a broken record, but I’m going to keep talking about it because I’m constantly reminded of it every time I scroll down my dash. I am so tired of having so few characters to admire or relate to, even with the villains.