Five Star Mixtape 375: Three Great Blog Posts and a Curtis Sittenfeld Quote
This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by what extra body weight means and what it doesn't mean, the power of a small voice, black fetishism, and Curtis Sittenfeld:
I want to be clear, Man On The Web Who Was Moved To Write To Me to Inquire About My Weight, that I know I’m deeply flawed. Sometimes I’m rude and nasty and unethical and selfish and all those ugly things. None of what I’m about to tell you makes me a victim. Some of what I’m about to tell you makes me a survivor. All of it is human and real and imperfect. Just like me. And like you!
There’s war somewhere. There’s always war somewhere, it’s like 5 ‘o’ clock. Maybe there should be a sidewalk with the words “No war” scrawled into it in every town. Like dots on the map.
Maybe this is what represents us, this declaration of what ought to be.
I always knew I was being trained against myself. The special classes were warfare to separate me from others like me but it was the price to pay. But the white boys, the white boys used to seem like a reward. In its own twisted way, to have and mar the sacred children of the supremacy — the very people everything was fucked up to protect — seemed like a reparation of sorts. Of course, I had yet to understand black fetishism.
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