As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.
I’m very doubtful about the legitimacy of the fat acceptance movement …
The main reason that fat acceptance was created was to bring attention to and fight fat discrimination, like this:
“Research documents that fatter people face discrimination in employment (including lower wages), barriers in education, biased attitudes and lower quality of care from health professionals, stereotypes in the media, stigma in interpersonal relationships, and, overall, are judged negatively and treated with less respect. “
"Examples include being denied a job promotion or fired from a job because of one’s weight; being denied certain medical procedures or provided inferior medical care because of one’s weight; or being denied a scholarship, a bank loan or prevented from renting or buying a home because of one’s weight.”
“Even physicians specializing in the treatment of obesity harbor significant weight biases, according to more recent studies. The problem has been well documented among other types of health professionals, nurses in particular. At least 11 studies focusing on nurses’ attitudes toward overweight and obese patients have been published. They consistently show that many nurses harbor negative biases toward these patients and, in some cases, would prefer not to care for them or even touch them.”
“Overweight individuals don’t just find themselves at a disadvantage when applying to grad school. Research has shown that people with high BMIs areless likely to get hired and more likely to have their potential for career success and leadership judged poorly.”
It did eventually go in a direction of body positivity, so yeah a lot of it is about telling fat people that they don’t have to hate themselves/hurt themselves because they don’t fit societal ideas of beauty. That’s still legit though.