WOMEN
08/31/2012 11:18 am ET

Can I Have Fat Pride Without Throwing Thin Women Under The Bus?

Bodies should be praised for the amazing feats they accomplish every second of the day, not for how they look in a bikini. So rather than shaming thinness to empower "real" women, Emily Heist Moss asks: Can't we all just get along?

A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend I respect -- we’ll call her Tina -- a woman with whom my opinions usually align, posted this comment next to a site for plus-sized bikinis:

“Fleshy is sexy! Women are not meant to have bodies like 14-year-old boys...This is what most women look like...Beautiful!”

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