Qu'est-ce Que J D?
If we think of “queer” at its very basic level of understanding, it means “non-normative”. Through this lens, we can see fat bodies as “queer” because they are non-normative, in the sense that it is not what society tells us we should be like nor what we should desire.

The writer is unidentified, but it’s just a university student’s blog for film class.  I’m not quoting this because it has great authority, but I just googled “fat bodies queer” to reassure myself that I’m not coming completely out of the blue with this stuff, and the first result I had actually reads like a contribution to the discussion I was just having.  Weird, eh?

I want to add some useful, insightful things about the gender nonconformity of fat bodies; how idealized sex/gender representations are very focused on bodies with very little, and very specifically, deposited fat, and how it does deviate from norms of gender representation to accept a fat body as legitimately sexualized.

But I can’t, because I haven’t been to university.  I’ve just rapped and argued on the internet since I was old enough to spell my name.  Great work, Jesse.  Way to make your mark.

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  10. gustave-flowbert said: As a queer person, I don’t see a problem with opening a discussion about sexuality, gender, and other body issues. Especially since we’ve only SO recently taken the word back, why not open it and offer it to others who want in?
  11. prunellavulgaris said: write a zine!!! write all the zines!!!!!
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