Friday 56 – You Have The Right To Remain Fat

right to remain fatThe Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences.

This week’s quote is from You Have The Right To Remain Fat, a 120-page manifesto by Virgie Tovar.

Men feel the right to control what women eat – even women they don’t know. Emma Gray wrote an article in 2014 for the Huffington Post about a male stranger yelling at her as she left a frozen-yogurt shop in New York: “Hey, girl, you shouldn’t be eating that. You’re gonna get fat.” She conceptualized the comment as both a manifestation of men’s perceived right to control and intimidate women in public and this stranger’s perceived right to control what she might look like in the future.

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