Slindir promotes a healthy lifestyle, not a weight requirement. The flaws are in how it markets what a healthy lifestyle looks and feels like.
Active is not restricted to running or sailing or Lululemon models; it can mean a lot of different things that aren’t associated with a sports activity or number on a scale.
But that’s not who Slindir is targeting: The service has instead zeroed in on (predominantly white) fitness enthusiasts, the kind who refer to the gym as “church.” These are affluent millennials who in fact treat working out and hiking Runyon Canyon as if those were almost religious activities, and in that sense, having their own network makes sense. Now, who wants to join my Netflix-binge-on-a-couch dating app?
We have dating apps for everyone from Mormons to gun lovers, so why should this be any different?
Instead it perpetuated body terrorism against fat bodies to score cheap laughs.
Let’s go through each of the top six most popular answers in order to better understand how they’re inaccurate and harmful to men of size.
Slipped into this myth is a related fatphobic myth: that all fat people love to eat a lot of food, and all people who love to eat food are fat.
” My sister tagged me in this post knowing my background in fat studies and sexuality studies (and as a fat masculine person), knowing I would agree with her frustrations.This kind of thought is extremely damaging for a lot of fat men, placing all their value as people into the money or power they may or may not have.While there are, of course, some people who only seek relationships for money or power, the truth is that quite often, people will choose to be with a fat man because they actually want to be with him.[Image description: A screenshot of the Family Feud game board with the six most popular answers: “Fatty got money” (34 out of 100 people surveyed), “She’s fat/digs food” (23/100), “She’ll look better” (12/100), “She’s in love” (9/100), “He’s warm/cuddly” (6/100), and “He won’t cheat” (4/100).]The one thing this particular round of Family Feud does correctly is summarize many of the unfortunate myths our society perpetuates about fat people — specifically, fat men — and relationships.However, calling out fatphobic myths was obviously not the game’s aim.