"Because I’m fully aware of what the word ‘fat’ means - what it really means, when you say it, or think it. It’s not just a simple, descriptive word like ‘brunette’ or ‘34.’ It’s a swear word. It’s a weapon. It’s a sociological subspecies. It’s an accusation, dismissal, and rejection."
Caitlin Moran, How To Be a Woman (via katiedora7)
(which is why it’s been so important to me personally to reclaim it)