Fatties Always Swallow

The following is an excerpt from Eve Ensler’s The Good Body:

Like when I’m shopping in the regular stores they always keep the plus sizes in the back like porn.  I feel like a ho trying things on and the PLUS SIZE sign is always so huge.  Just ’cause I’m fat doesn’t mean I’m blind…Fat girls do everything double.  We have to be funny.  Fat girls give the best head.  Don’t we, Eve?  We work harder to keep our men.  Fat girls always swallow…I just am.  I am fat, I like food.  The way it tastes.  The way it goes down…Fat girls are good people.  Aren’t we, Eve? (italics mine)

Fat girls always swallow – that’s saying a mouthful right there, no pun intended.  There are few things as primal as eating, fucking and enjoying both.  The satisfaction of putting something rich, creamy, maybe even forbidden in your mouth and relishing in the taste, smell and sensation in your mouth and throat – there’s power there.  Either way, it is about pleasure.  Enjoyment.  A little piece of happiness.  But unlike sex, eating is selfish and personal.  It is all about YOU – what makes your nostrils flare and your mouth water.

And here’s just one  more reminder, being a fattie has NOTHING to do with size.  We’ve reclaimed it.  If you know the difference between store-bought jarred tomato sauce and the real thing by smell alone – you are a fat kid.  If you buy groceries in three or more places for the variety, quality and price selection – you are a fat kid.  If you have more spices than any standard spice rack can hold – yum, fattie.  If you have songs or albums that you cook to – well, damn fattie, share the love!  (A future post perhaps?)  Size 2 or size 22, being a fat kid is all about loving good food.

So back to The Good Body and what it has to do with the blog.  FAS: Fatties Always Swallow.  Here at Cooktivism, we hope to explore new and daring (maybe just to us or to the scene as a whole) interpretations of food and share our experiences.  When you see the tag FAS be ready to enjoy something tasty.  Maybe rich, maybe not uber-healthy, maybe something wonderfully vegan/GF/SF/DF but damn delicious.  FAS = something you just gotta try.

Stay tuned for another post on food and sex soon!  And if you haven’t read The Good Body head to your local library and pick it up today.  Stellar, funny and a very quick read!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Miriam says:

    I am standing up and cheering for this post. Amazing.

  2. Sue says:

    “When a larger society sees young men and women as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that, we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell, we should NEVER teach.” Maya Angelou
    Nina and JCB—–keep teaching!!!!!

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