Not so friendly reminder that body-shaming is a vile, inexcusable, and absolutely unacceptable form of critique. I don’t care who a person is or what a person has done – Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, your best friend’s cheating scrub of a boyfriend – disgracing someone’s body type as a symbol of your contempt, displeasure, or dislike for their behavior is derogatory and abusive. When we body shame, we uphold the systemic oppression that inflicts guilt, hatred, and interpersonal violence onto the lives of fat bodies. When we body shame, we validate fatphobic ideologies and uphold stigmatizing biases that demonize fat flesh as a marker of moral failure and social deviancy. When we body shame, we reinforce a sick structure of objectification and size-based prejudice that subjugates us all. We can hold villainous behavior accountable without dehumanizing fat bodies. We can persecute criminal intent and protest social injustice without contributing to more. No, I am not being “too sensitive.” No, I am not enabling the abhorrent behavior of sexual predators, narcissistic tyrants, or entitled douchebag assholes. Donald Trump is a sexist, homophobic, transphobic, and xenophobic menace – but his body is irrelevant to his depravity. When we make it relevant, we make ALL fat bodies synonymous with sin, inadequacy, and aversion. When we make it relevant, we co-sign onto a status quo that we’re allegedly trying to resist. I’m angry because this is such an easy one guys – one that can have a MASSIVE impact on reducing the trauma fat bodies are forced to endure on a daily basis by proxy of just existing in this society. Can we PLEASE start doing better?