soooooo is no one going to say ANYTHING about how this woman is full of shit?
like oh, you needed a fat suit to learn that fat people aren’t treated well? OR HOW ABOUT YOU JUST LISTEN TO THE ENDLESS STORIES FROM ACTUAL FAT WOMEN WHO COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THIS IN TWO SECONDS
you needed a fat suit to show that people don’t like when people use “fake” images …. I GET IT THAT IT’S SUPPOSEDLY STILL THE SAME PERSON but i mean, this is why i keep my pics up to date, because i don’t want to put myself through this
I’d be just as displeased if some guy showed up looking 40 when he said he was 25 (has happened), so I mean, what is this experiment proving other than “people on dating sites expect you to look like your photo, regardless of what you look like/weigh”
and you couldn’t find an actually fat woman for this entirely POINTLESS “experiment”
my body is not your fucking costume
the struggles and hardships i face from a fatphobic society don’t come off at the end of the day. I can’t unzip my oppression and slide it off
l FUCKING HATE PEOPLE WHO PUT ON FAT SUITS BECAUSE THE EXPERIMENTS THEY DO ARE ALL FALSE RESULTS
Like oh, you felt bad because some guys left you while in a fat suit? But you KNOW you get to take it off later. You KNOW this isn’t something you’ve dealt with for 20+ years, and likely won’t have to ever experience once the suit is gone.
Wear that suit, EVERY DAY, even in the shower, for 20+ years, FROM CHILDHOOD, THEN fucking tell me what you’ve learned. Until then, get the fuck out of my face with this social experiment bullshit
I want to add so much more but for now I’ll just say that as an actual fat person who frequently goes on dates with men I’ve met online, I am terrified that my photos are perceived as “eh, I guess she isn’t too fat” because getting a good photo that accurately portrays my fattness in a picture appropriate for okcupid is tough. I am terrified that they will show up thinking I’m chubby and then see me, a 250+ person, and think I’m disgusting or WORSE try to fuck me anyways even though they aren’t attracted to me because “eh, I already came all this way” (which I’m pretty sure has happened on multiple occasions). Those are just two of my anxieties surrounding me online dating as a fat person and I’m of a relatively small fat. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what it’s like for women of a larger fat and of a fat that is less socially acceptable.
Briefly, another reason why this is fucked up is these dudes are probably going to have even more fucked up opinions on fat girls now. Not only are fat women unattractive and insecure but they are liars. Thanks super awesome social experiment!