I have this fabulous postcard on the cork-board in my kitchen.Â It’s called ‘Feminism Encourages’.Â It’s a sepia-toned scene with two women in old-fashioned bathing suits standing in a forest clearing,Â hugging each other and laughing.Â There’s a quote underneath which is one of my favourite quotes of all time:
Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Everybody who comes into my kitchen reads it and guffaws.Â Oh, things were so lol in old fashioned tiems!Â Then they read the attribution, and the date. 1992.Â “What?Â WHAT?Â Are you fucking kidding me?”Â Ah, ridiculous bigorty, you never fail to bring the lols.
I kinda want to make one of these for fat acceptance, with all the ridiculous, outlandish accusations that get levelled at this movement.Â How about:
Fat acceptance encourages people to leach off society, kill all boners, eat two whole cakes, force feed skinny folk baby-flavoured donuts, and become immobile.
I’m sure someone feeling more word-smithy than me can come up with something cleverer.Â Have at it!