Big “but”s: not always a good thing

I hate when I’m reading a book and come across a sentence like this: “The applicant was fat to the point of obesity, but he was neatly dressed in work pants and a purple-and-yellow checkered shirt.”

It’s all in that conjunction.


The implication that fatness and neatness are mutually exclusive, that a well-dressed fat person is an unusual sight.

You can never get away from fat hatred.

Not even while reading a a good book, one that otherwise has very little to do with looks (Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats by Roger Rosenblatt).

They add up, these microaggressions.


One thought on “Big “but”s: not always a good thing

  1. Pingback: My body is not heartbreaking: more fun with microaggressions « Tutus And Tiny Hats

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