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doingbadly:

irresistible-revolution:

r ppl actually writing articles about the “skinny bitches” lyric in nicki’s song????

are y’all serious

as a thin woman ima just say

plz stop pretending that fat-hate isn’t linked with anti-Blackness and that any feelings of “skinny shame” are in any way comparable to navigating the world as a fat Black woman or a fat woman of any other race. and are we non-Black women really fronting like we don’t benefit from a beauty hierarchy that positions Black women (especially dark-skinned, fat Black women) as the least desirable? come on y’all.

I don’t subscribe to the “real women have curves” bullshit but in a culture that simultaneously fetishizes and hates Black women’s bodies and uses fat-hate to (often) mask it’s hatred for those same bodies and the communities they come from, for Nicki to say “fuck skinny bitches, I have a big fat ass” is pretty rad so please, fellow thin and non-Black women, take a deep breath and remind yourself how much society caters to our body size.

thank you!!!

like “Precious” (Gabourey Sibide’s character from the movie of the same name) is used to describe fat, dark skinned women and it’s always used in the context of “you’re disgusting and undesirable.” anyone remember Kanye West’s lyric, “My bitch make your bitch look like Precious?”

and the media loves to portray black women as fat and equating it to undesirability and unhealthiness. and poverty. and a whole bunch of other fucked up shit. so just calm down, aint nobody even coming for you forreal. this is bigger than your feelings.

loveyourchaos

"My fans send me pictures of their diplomas; the younger ones send me pictures of their report card. Whether I had this platform or not, I would be telling little girls and little boys, stay in school. Always depend on yourself. Make a name for yourself. That’s how I treat my nieces and my little brother. They’re 15, 13, and about eight, and I never want them to get to a place where they have to depend on anyone else. That has always been the motivating factor in my life. There were times when my mom said, ‘I can’t leave, because where would we go?’ Those things would stick in my brain, and I would say, ‘I’m never going to be in that situation.”
"My fans send me pictures of their diplomas; the younger ones send me pictures of their report card. Whether I had this platform or not, I would be telling little girls and little boys, stay in school. Always depend on yourself. Make a name for yourself. That’s how I treat my nieces and my little brother. They’re 15, 13, and about eight, and I never want them to get to a place where they have to depend on anyone else. That has always been the motivating factor in my life.
There were times when my mom said, ‘I can’t leave, because where would we go?’ Those things would stick in my brain, and I would say, ‘I’m never going to be in that situation.”