HELL TO THE YES.
Comic strip by Kate Beaton aka @Beatonna
Once upon a time, I was the young woman in this cartoon. I was the one that professed to be “not like other girls”. I told anyone who would listen that I preferred men as friends, that I found “other chicks” shallow and boring. My guy friends always told me I was “Cool, not like other chicks.” They said they could hang around me because I didn’t “cause drama” like other women, and that I didn’t take things “so seriously”.
That was partly because I’d been taught that fat women weren’t the same as “normal” women. I believed that I wasn’t included in womanhood, so I figured the best bet was to just join the boys and to turn my nose up at “other chicks”.
Another part was self preservation. As long as the guys liked me, they weren’t calling me a “crazy…
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