CN: mention of cancer, racism, domestic violence, and trauma.
I first found out about the singer and performer Lizzo on an early episode of Phoebe Robinson’s podcast, “Sooo Many White Guys.” The podcast is an amazing combo of comedy and digging into the important topics and it features exclusively entertainers and activists from multiple marginalized groups, particularly people of color. As such, I had never heard of most of her guests and it was an eye-opening moment to hear about so many talented people that I had never heard of because advertisers think that white people like me wouldn’t...
CN: Objectification, sexist slurs, sexuality, body image, racy imagery
CN for linked article 1: nudity
CN for linked article 2: sexism, sexuality, mention of rape
In feminism, bodies are a touchy subject. There’s a lot of baggage around how women’s bodies are viewed, used, and treated, as well as our relationship with our own bodies. In addition, all of that baggage is influenced by things like race, class, body type, and ability. This shit is complicated.
It’s also a deeply emotional subject for most women. We’re taught that to be a woman means to have no intrinsic value and the only way we...