Fatphobia Is Causing Young People To Rush To Have Top Surgery
Trans people are the less than 1%
We are a minority so small
And so powerless
That people want to kill us on sight
Knowing the historical lack of consequences.
What is powerful enough to convince young women and girls
To hate their bodies
To want to change, to want to live
As another sex? To escape the allure of womanhood?
Is it really trans people, trans rights activism
And nonbinary identities…?
Or is it fatphobia
The most widely held, pervasive and unchallenged cultural belief?
Breasts are seen as fat, men think
You can exercise breast tissue off of your body
They think their man titties
Are exactly the same as female titties, but that women are just
Fatter than them. If you don’t believe me
Just fucking ask one! Especially a gay one
It’s an easy belief to find in the wild, anyway–
What phenomenon is more powerful
What ideology is more shared, more instilled
More preached than that of
Fat bodies are sinful and must be cured!
If you are a young woman coming to terms with her body
In this increasingly fatphobic world
You are undoubtedly going to be relieved
To lose the weight of all the curve
To be free of the weight on your chest
That you feel you don’t deserve.
Which cultural belief is more widely held–
Fat people are disgusting, or
Trans identities are welcome in this world?