Anonymous asked: I'm sure you wouldn't want folks to make assumptions about your illness, so don't make assumptions about how other people view their bodies. Do some research, in case you're still unsure, the fat-positive community is massive, & we're just trying to remove the stigma associated with our bodies. We don't need people to pity us, or to be "nice" & call us plus-size, because we all know that FAT is inside our bodies, & that's okay.
oh my god seriously? Im not talking about the fat-positive community. This tumblr is about the mermaid community. The question was about the MERMAID community. And this is how it is in the MERMAID community in all I’ve experienced, and In all the responses I’ve received when I’ve talked to people and outright asked. Please stop putting words in my mouth. I am being respectful when I respond to my fellow mermaids wishes to be called “plus size”. This is not a term I assigned to them, this is a term they chose themselves, a term they’ve even integrated into their official names (as in the case of my friend Taylor the Plus Size Mermaid) Stop strawmanning the argument here anon. You want a fight, stop assuming I am pitying you or being nice when I use plus size because that’s what a person prefers. If you want to be called fat, that’s fine! Tell me who you are and I’ll respect your wishes. But stop assuming the community that I am involved in- that I am asked about- prefers to be called fat when I physically speak to these girls and they tell ME plus sized! You’re trying to make this debate of yours be about everyone everywhere, and it’s not. I was asked about mermaids, so Im talking about mermaids. I am not speaking for the whole world. I am not saying no one should use the word fat.
It’s like you’re only reading what you want here “blah blah blah I wont use the word fat blah blah blah this applies to everyone in the world blah blah blah your idea is dumb.”
No, let me make it perfectly clear for you.
The community, I have been asked about, that I am involved in, has chosen “plus sized”. Until the point in which someone changes their mind and prefers “fat” I will continue to call them plus sized. not because I pity them. Not because Im embarrassed or want to be nice. Because that’s what they PREFER to be called, and they are my friends, and I respect what they want to be called. Currently, they don’t want to be called fat. Yep, I get you dont like that, but Im not going to call them fat because you think it’s empowering when they find it demeaning. If someone changes their mind and tells me they’d prefer fat I’ll be happy to oblige. But that’s up to them, not you.