Virgie Tovar Tells Us The Difference Between Body Positivity And Fat Activism

Virgie Tovar is an advocate for fat activism, which is not to be confused with the body positivity movement. Watch her explain what needs to change in the body positivity movement.

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20 comments

  1. It’ll be interesting to see if she’s still touting that fat=healthy in about 20 years when her weight really starts to affect her health.

  2. Lots of political jargon thrown around in order to sound as though she has a solid stance, but it’s all just a bunch of pseudointellectual nonsense that doesn’t make a lick of sense. I’ve listened to this clip at least twice trying to get the jist of what she’s saying and I still do not know what I’ve just listened to. To see Nylon flashing the three separate titles on screen every 30 seconds or so as if anything she said in one point is any different from the next left me feeling as though I was having some sort of a stroke.

  3. If you look on her Instagram and look at her followers a majority of them are fake accounts so if she’s so confident in what she says then why does she feel the need to buy followers. Also the fact that this whole comment section consists of people agreeing that what she’s saying is dumb😂

  4. You have the right to remain fat but don’t complain when the healthcare you receive is lesser because you are to heavy for the nurses to handle you when you are immobilized.

  5. Fat liberation/acceptance is cope! The only times that fat liberation is sort of correct is when they point out that there are sometimes economic barriers to weight loss and access to sufficient nutrient-rich, whole foods, but their solution is to push a narrative that “all food is healthy, actually” – to try to reframe the issue rather so they can rationalize away the fact that the issue exists.

  6. Discrimination will never go away, it’s human nature. The sooner we accept that the better. Don’t confuse body positivity for being fat and using it as an excuse to justify your means. For example, the person talking in this video, I would consider her fat. Lastly, let them be fat, the weak get weeded out, even in the normal world. Being fat is a predecessor to many diseases, and can be made worst IE a pandemic. Go workout, go walk, go be a human, we were never meant to be overweight.

  7. I have never heard such ridiculous rambling about absolutely nothing. Got news for you sis…I was 33 and 325 pounds. I got tired of being out of breath and not able to play with my kids. I am a six foot two male. Got my life together. At less moved more and have kept off 125 pounds for 15 years. It can be done so stop making excuses. You and other morbidly obese people are abusing your bodies and the rest of the pubic pays for it thru higher medical premiums. Stop being self absorbed and thinking others are gonna take care of you.