Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker themiddlevoice: "What topics or ideas would you like to see covered more in fiction?"

I have about a million different answers to this one, but I'll just keep it to one: I would really love to see more fat characters for whom fat is just another characteristic, and not a defining characteristic to their story arc. Like, I don't need to see or read one more "fat person finds love despite being fat" story. And I really don't need to see or read one more story in which fat is shorthand for "this character is bad, stupid, poor, evil, sloppy, funny, clumsy, unlovable, lazy, and/or in some other way villainous or a punchline."

So, basically: The idea that fat people are complete humans.

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