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That doesn’t mean that fat people will only ever be with fat people, and to assume so is at the very least ignorant, if not completely fatphobic and sizeist.

This kind of thought is extremely damaging for a lot of fat men, placing all of 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 of the matter is that quite often, people will choose to be with a fat man because they actually want to be with him.

Slipped into this myth is a related double-edged myth that all fat people love to eat a lot of food, and all people who love to eat food are fat.

Put plainly, the assumption that fat people will only seek relationships with other fat people is incredibly false.

More specifically, my sister said: 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.

In keeping with TBINAA’s theme of fighting body terrorism in search of radical self love and acceptance, we will be looking at the various myths this episode lists, how they’re harmful, and how they are simply not true.

If a classically attractive person of any gender is with a fat man, the general assumption is that this fat man has to have money, or some sort of power otherwise.

Why else would someone who could presumably get with anyone they wanted choose to be with a disgusting fat man, right?

I’ll keep repeating the point, even if I sound like a broken record: some people actually find fat men attractive!

This myth is another example of how our culture’s perceptions of fat men removes any non-superficial agency from anyone who chooses to be with them.

So we have another double-edged myth on our hands: fat men can be warm/cuddly, but they can never be seen as sexual beings, let alone being seen as possibly “good” at sex.