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Even the word “fat” itself has strongly negative connotations; it’s one of our go-to insults, a favorite self-criticism.
Many go so far as to make rude faces, poke fun, give unprompted advice on diet and exercise. I stand next to the man I love, my grand husband, as people look through him or, worse, chastise him with their eyes.
In fact, quite the opposite — I find them beautiful.
My perception of their beauty has nothing to do with my sexual desire.
It has to do with training: I have been taught to view them as beautiful, to identify and appreciate the aspects of their faces and bodies that earn them the designation “beautiful.” Every single day — and hundreds, if not thousands, of times each day — I am presented with our socially acceptable idea of beauty. It is on television, billboards, magazines, and social media.
It hovers over every street, on every bus stop, in every CVS, Rite Aid, Safeway and Starbucks, not to mention every single Facebook, Instagram or web ad delivered right into my pocket. they just aren’t being showcased in the same positive light.