Subject: Regarding Nully's Bikini and More
Date: 05 Sep 1998 18:29:00 PDT
From: Pee Kitty <Pkitty@voyager.cris.com>
Organization: Dobbstown Sane Asylum
Newsgroups: alt.slack, soc.support.fat-acceptance, alt.slack.devo
References: 1 , 2 , 3
In alt.slack Brian Christopher Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think in a way that Nully's message has been misconstrued. The
> point is I've always been fascinatedby her body, and when we used to go
> swimming, I always wished she had a bikini to wear. But she was afraid
> to get one. Now she has one AND she's said she'll go swimming with me in
> front of all the slick Floridian college kids living in my complex. I
> think that's something to be proud of, rather than be berated for. I'm
> proud of you, honey!
I don't think it was misconstrued - I think a lot of people were replying
more to the meta-thread of occasional posts that Nully has made about her
size and self image, more than this actual one post itself. I was.
I really do think it's great that she's doing it - wearing a bikini with
apprehension is the middle step between refusing to wear one, and wearing
one with pride and power. I'm saving the REALLY loud cheers for when she
hits that last step though, for it is the state at which she has truly
managed to throw the Con out of her mind and revel in who she IS, and what
she IS (i.e., better than most people and damn proud of it)!
That's why the tough love approach...telling someone bluntly and clearly
where the *real* problem lies, in an open and caring manner, does people a
lot more good than just cuddling them. Someone has to cuddle. I nominate
you, Brian, seeing as how you spend a lot of time naked in bed with her
and all that. But forcing someone's head into an awkward position can be
the best thing in the world, if that position lets them see the root of
the problem. Nully's problem isn't being overweight. Her problem is
letting the JUDGMENT OF THE PINKS affect what she thinks, deep down
inside, of her SELF.
All of us - ALL of us - have to compromise in some way, every day, to live
in this Human world. It might be something as "reasonable" as not lashing
out and killing every Pink who deserves it. It might be something as
unreasonable as having to pretend your boss's stupid jokes are funny, or
pretending you're a judeochristiamuslimwhatever. Doesn't matter - it
amounts to us, the once proud and noble Yeti, cowtowing in SOME way to the
wishes of the 'majority'. Fine.
Fine, I can deal with that. You can, too. We all do. They invade our life,
place stupid demands on it, and say we stink because they've got dogshit
up their nose and refuse to believe it ain't us. FINE.
But there's one place they CAN'T go. One place they CANNOT defile. One
place they cannot TOUCH unless YOU LET THEM! That is your MIND, brothers
and sisters! Within your SOUL, within your TRUE SELF, where the truth lies
bare and thousands of Pinks have been killed again and again in your head
even as they walk the streets outside of it, you have TOTAL DOMAIN.
They can ONLY get in there and fuck up your mind if you LET THEM.
As a slave, I cannot rebel, or I should surely die. Unless I rebel in my
MIND. I cannot show my hate, except in my MIND. I must give in to their
whims, but not in my MIND. I am not a slave. I am a free man, waiting for
But on the day that I let them into my mind...that day when I let their
contempt for me affect how I feel about MYSELF...that day when I choose
not only to act, but to THINK like them, that I may fit in better...that
day when I accept their truisms about life and that their facts are facts
and it's just the way things are and I might as well just grow up and
learn to accept it and it starts to sound just fine to me...on THAT day,
I am truly a slave.
I will NEVER be a slave.
I will never let YOU - ANY of you - become enslaved unless you truly wish
it. I will fight for you, on your side, mentally...even if that means I
fight AGAINST you, against the Pinkness that has invaded your mind, until
you truly push me out and accept Them. Perhaps they'll allow you to be a
house nigger if you just stop sneering, just lower your standards a
little, just be "reasonable"....
If and when that happens, I shall shed my tears from afar, and only in my
mind. And come X-Day, I shall put you out of your misery, and honor your
memory with a sadness and joy that only a Yeti can.
Be free, brethren. Be free.
Rev. Pee Kitty, of the order Malkavian-Dobbsian
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